Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, based on the book written by Ransom Riggs, has easily made it’s way into my top three favorite movies of the year.
I like to imagine that it’s what the X-men would look like if those movies were made by Tim Burton, the whole production from start to finish is just fascinating. I cheered with the audience during key moments in the plot, and Samuel L Jackson delivered his blockbuster charm and wit even as the main antagonist. I can’t stress how happy I was walking out of the theater after this one; everything was executed to perfection, and part of my excitement comes from the fact that I didn’t even know this movie had existed before I saw it.
So before I fawn a little too much about the film, let me tell you the 3 lessons kids will learn from Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
Let’s Get Into It!
Differences Make You Unique, Not A Freak:
Whether you have freckles, wear glasses or have a second carnivorous mouth on the back of your head, you fit in just fine with the rest of the world. In Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children, or MPH for short, the peculiars all have extraordinary abilities, whether it’s the capacity to bring anything to life, super strength, or weightlessness, there is a home for you in Miss Peregrine’s Home.
You Are Stronger When United With Others:
Now this might be a dangerous lesson for your child to learn especially if they have a younger or older sibling in their life. It’s fair to say that in MPH there are Peculiars with greater utility for their skills than others.
Things Aren’t Always The Way They Seem:
This seems to be one of the biggest theme’s of the story here. In MPH there are loops of time that are hidden in plain sight in the ordinary world, and there are people who may seem friendly when in reality they might be a nightmare. I feel like this is a great example of deception for a child’s safety as unfortunately there are “shape-shifting beasts” who might do harm for no reason. So instead of telling our kids to say no to strangers, we can take it up a notch by telling them to say no to Hollowgasts AND strangers. After seeing the film, I’m a little suspicious about my mailman, not gonna lie.
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is a movie that you and your family have to see. It’s a brand new canvas for Tim Burton on screen, and his style of cinema flourishes throughout MPH entirely. Not only does the movie hold high morals, but is a ton of fun to watch all-together. I adore every single thing about this film; it’s tone, cast, plot, and characters, and I think you’d be missing out on a lot if you didn’t see it.
Until Next Time