This movie was on our Top 100 list that we wanted to see this year, and I've been pretty excited to watch it. Though it was pretty close to what I would expected it to be like - a home for children that possess strange powers and abilities - there were some things that both caught me off guard and left me with a strange feeling and understanding. The movie starts off extremely slow. I had a really hard time paying attention until it was at least half way through the movie and the action scenes began. Pretty much, Jake (Asa Butterfield) loses his grandfather and to cope goes to a small island in the United Kingdom to see the children's home that he has always spoke of.
Here, he finds the children and meets them for the first time. This film plays with time (which is why it's a bit confusing at times) and consists of a lot of back story to get the real story going. The bad man, Baron (Samuel L Jackson) wants to eat peculiars' eyes in hopes to game immortality? First of all, EWW. Second of all, how does one come up with this? I have no creative bone in my body - which is probably why I'm a scientist and all. Anyway, so Jake must help save the children at the home from Baron and his invisible eye eating friends. There was literally a scene that showed them eating eye balls. Again, EWW.
Once the movie started to pick up, it was an interesting watch.
I will say that this movie was predictable like any other. I was able to predict what would happen next, but it didn't detract from the movie at all. I wouldn't say it was cliche, just predictable due to all the foreshadowing the happens - I mean, it is based off a book series. I would be interested to see the next one if it's in the works. As of right now I believe there are three novels in this series and I'd be interested to see how far they go with it. I think I'm going to give this movie a "Liked It" rating.
"If that boy were an apple, he'd be a delicious"
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