This week, you will have the chance to give your money to a person and they will show you Tim Burton’s latest movie, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (which is based on a 2011 book by Ransom Riggs), as long as you arrive at the predetermined time. Samuel L. Jackson (Attack of the Clones) leads a band of monsters who want to eat the eyeballs of a group of children who all have a wide swath of powers that range from “cool” to “I’m not sure I see the point of that.” Should you see Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children? If you do, will you want to eat your own eyeballs? Ahead, we answer every question you could possibly have about Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children.
Q. Who is Miss Peregrine?
A: Miss Peregrine (Eva Green) is a “Peculiar” who is in charge of a group of children who all live in a house on an island off the coast of Wales.
Q: What is a “Peculiar”?
A: A Peculiar is person who was born with a special power, but is scorned by society, so they tend to live amongst each other.
Q: Oh, I see. So it’s like the X-Men? Fun.
A: Well, sort of. The Peculiars seem to have powers that are a little more esoteric than what you might find in your average X-Men member.
Q: Is there a Peculiar who has laser beam eyes?
A: No, Scott Summers is not a Peculiar.
Q: Is there a Peculiar with awesome adamantium claws?
A: No, but there is a Peculiar who can grow a very large carrot. Another Peculiar will float away if she doesn’t wear weighted boots.
Q: Hm, that doesn’t seem like the best superpower.
A: Again, these aren’t superpowers, they are Peculiars who live in 1943.
Q: Wait, Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children is set in 1943?
A: Well, sort of. You see, Miss Peregrine has two powers. One, she can turn into a bird. The second, she can “loop” time, allowing these children to live in the same day every day.