This week’s feature attraction at the Lamoni Coliseum is Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. From visionary director Tim Burton comes an unforgettable motion picture experience based on the best-selling novel. When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.
Critic Comments: “There are shades of Harry Potter in the adaptation …, but with much more of an underdog vibe, like a fantastical Bad News Bears.” (USA Today) “Although the story becomes increasingly complex as it goes along, the emotional payoff is more than worth it.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch) “To be sure, the digital effects never quit in Miss Peregrine. The characters shoot fire from their fingers, levitate, spit millions of bees out of their mouths, and transform into falcons, and at one point a dour Scots teen who’s into taxidermy animates a couple of mechanical creations for a stop-motion animation fight to the finish.” (Chicago Tribune)
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of fantasy action/violence, and peril. It runs for 127 minutes.
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