Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Asa Butterfield, Eva Green, Samuel L. Jackson
Synopsis: A boy discovers a secret home for children with special powers, but also learns of dark forces that may threaten these boys and girls, as well as himself.
Notes: I’ve never read Ransom Riggs’ novel of which this film is based on, but Tim Burton seems like the right director for this type of story. Throughout his career he’s meddled around with fantastical characters and settings surrounding unusual powers with unique styles of storytelling. The excitement here will be discovering whether he can blend his subtle coming-of-age childhood stories with the epic adventures, both of which he has accomplished one way or another in the past . . . the very distant past.