After releasing the first images from the film just a few weeks ago, the first trailer for the Tim Burton-directed film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children has been released, just a few months ahead of its fall premiere date later this year, which means they’ll hopefully be able to touch up some of this trailer’s less-polished special effects.
Teasing the basic premise as well as several of the film’s more peculiar characters, it seems like an odd mix of fantastical fun and also a dark, fantasy adventure, and I’m not entirely sure how the differing tones will be able to mix together. Part of it seems like it wants to be a dark Mary Poppins, while the other just wants to be a bargain bin young adult fantasy film.
At least, that’s what the trailer makes it look like, I think. Check it out below:
Here’s the film’s official synopsis as well:
“From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience. 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.”
If I’m being honest, I actually really enjoyed this trailer for a majority of it, but then when the special effects became glaringly apparent and it began to delve down the usual “you’re the only one who can save us” storyline we’ve seen so many times at this point, I just started to lose interest, including when Eva Green’s Miss Peregrine suddenly turned into a dark blue bird.
Coming from someone who’s not entirely familiar with the source material though, this could all lead to a pay off that wows and stuns and I could very well be putting my foot in my mouth here. Burton has yet to really make a comeback with any of his more recent films though, so I hope he’s able to hold onto the more fantastical, romantic elements of Miss Peregrine‘s shown here, and doesn’t get too caught up in the more plot-heavy, formulaic side of things.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is set to hit theatres on September 30th.
Make sure to keep checking back for more updates — right here on GeekNation.
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