20th Century Fox released a new trailer for Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
Entertainment Weekly noted that Tim Burton’s new film adaptation of Ransom Riggs’ novel is reminiscent of X-Men. This can be seen when looking at the part where a mentor takes a group of young people with superhuman oddities, and who are ostracized by society, under her wing. After you get past that the similarities end.
Miss Peregrine’s (Eva Green) children possess ‘peculiar’ powers, but their abilities are less super heroic and more supernatural.
These children are hunted down by monsters called hollows (Samuel L. Jackson), and Miss Peregrine protects them by keeping them in a time loop (“…a loop preserves the last 24 hours. Reset the loop, and you can stay here forever.”)
A boy named Jake (Asa Butterfield) may be the most interesting as he doesn’t have any peculiarities aside from the fact that his fate is tied to the school’s.
Take a look:
It would be interesting to see the fate of these peculiar children in the hands of a powerless child.
When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30.