Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Revealed in a Debut Trailer

I love Tim Burton, and so many of his films impacted me when I was younger, but even I recognize that his last few years have been …rocky.  Alice in Wonderland may have made oodles of money, but I don’t think anyone considers it a gem in his career.  Big Eyes took him away from his comfort zone, but couldn’t pull in audiences.  Generally speaking, his last handful of movies have been fairly divisive among fans and critics.  

This first trailer for Miss Peregrine’s, however, looks like a return to the more whimsical (with hints of darkness) Tim Burton that we all know and love.

While the book has garnered plenty of attention, I have to admit I haven’t had a chance to get around to it.  As such, I’m watching this trailer knowing almost nothing of the story, but like what I see.  There’s a distinct X-Men vibe to the whole thing,  like what would happen if Professor X were a woman running a school in the 1920s.  Hopefully the final product can deliver on the fun trailer we’ve been offered.    

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.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children hits theaters on September 30, 2016.  What do you guys think of today’s trailer?