Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Release Date: September 29, 2016
Review Date: October 1, 2016
Reviewer: Blake Leath
Genre(s): Animated/CG, Family

Darn.

Even my virtually non-existent expectations were unmet.

Burton follows the same arcand often, scenery, too, from topiaries and gardens to a Floridian suburbia reminiscent of Scissorhands and Big Fish’s town of Spectrebut gets nowhere.

There's a pub scene, about thirty minutes in, that bears promise. And the home itself is beautiful.

But the rest is vapor, and departs from memory as quickly as it came.