Tim Burton has become an exhausted commodity in the film world. His work, which was heralded as inspired and unique, has become overbearing and garish – particularly as he continued to work with Johnny Depp. Die-hard Burton fans, myself included, even gradually spiralled tiredness around our eyes as his work became lazy and uninspiring.
Big Eyes, a campy departure from Burton’s usual escapades was a rather lacklustre affair but proved that he could step forward in a different direction. Could Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children do the same?
Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is based on a book by Ransom Riggs. It revolves around a twisted Mary Poppins who takes unusual children into her home. Each resident there has special powers and…powerful enemies. New boy Jake discovers that his own “peculiarity” can save his new friends.
With Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, and Chris O’Dowd, the film looks interesting and somewhat inspiring. Burton could genuinely bring his classic talent of making those who feel odd and out of place feel at home within cinema. But as this is just a trailer, we’re still on tenterhooks. Could Burton be back on form? Or is this the final nail in his coffin?
MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN IS OUT 30th SEPTEMBER