Today all the library Book Groups, encompassing pupils from S1 to S6, enjoyed a trip to the Empire cinema at Clydebank for an exclusive showing of the new film adaptation of ‘Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children’. The adaptation of the novel by Ransom Riggs is directed by Tim Burton, and stars some big names including Eva Green, Judi Dench and Samuel L Jackson.
There was unanimous enjoyment of having a whole cinema to ourselves! Many thanks to Mrs Gilchrist for organising the special showing. Reaction to the film itself was generally positive, though there was some spirited debate about the changes that have been made in adapting from the page to the screen. Here are a few vox pop pupil reactions…
“I really enjoyed reading the book, and the movie was good too.”
“We were surprised by the changes made to the plot, but overall it was an enjoyable experience”
“The film was very different from the book, but still great!”
“There were a lot of loop holes. It’s worth just waiting ’til it’s on Netflix instead – but still worth a watch!”
“The CGI was great!”