Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
It is this theme of not only accepting our differences but taking pride in them that resonated most with the filmmakers. It’s a two-word mission statement that it’s cool—and even necessary—to be different.
What makes the young Peculiars different is also what makes them able, strong and special. Miss Peregrine’s Home provides a safe haven from the outside world, which cannot comprehend or deal with the Peculiars’ special abilities. It’s also a refuge from their powerful enemies.
Each child has a unique peculiarity, including levitation, fire-manipulation and super-strength. The Peculiars’ capabilities are not limitless, and these young people are bound by most of the things we non-Peculiars are. “They just discover some creative uses for their abilities in certain situations,” says executive producer Derek Frey.
“These children would be seen as freaks and would be persecuted in the outside world,” notes Eva Green, who portrays Miss Peregrine. “In the remote island where they live and thrive, their ‘strangeness’ is celebrated as something special and beautiful.” Classification 12A