Scott Carty on 'Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'
More than 3 million copies of the Ransom Riggs novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” have been sold. Now his whimsical story that takes us back to a one-day loop in 1943 hits the big screen with stars Eva Green (Miss Peregrine), Asa Butterfield (Jake), Ella Purnell (Emma) and Samuel L. Jackson (Barron).
Director Tim Burton puts his creativity on display with visual treats to bring the story to life. When we discussed the movie during an interview in New York City, Burton explained that peculiarity was “one of the themes [He] liked about the movie,” adding that “people are deemed peculiar and that has sort of a negative connotation, but I find it to be positive.”
"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is rated PG-13. Older kids will really enjoy it. With parental guidance, younger kids will, too. There are some monsters and creepy moments, but they're all visually interesting and exciting. The movie clocks in at a bit over two hours and five minutes.
As the movie celebrates a theme of “Stay Peculiar,” I decided to bring along some peculiar gifts for the cast, from Archie McPhee -- one of Seattle’s most famous stores for fun. In my TV segment, you’ll see the selection included finger puppets and a special pair of googly-eye glasses for Samuel L. Jackson. To view my interview with Samuel L. Jackson in its entirety, click here.