Miss Peregrine Clip Dooms Children to Eternal Groundhog Day of Death

Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox
Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox

Happy Loop Day, everyone. Oh, you didn’t know it was Loop Day? That’s okay, it’s basically every day for the special youngsters from Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Because they’re always about to be killed by Nazis.

20th Century Fox released a new clip from the upcoming Tim Burton-helmed fantasy. In it, stars Eva Green and Asa Butterfield discuss how Miss Peregrine is able to keep the children safe from the dark forces that pursue them. In basic terms, Miss Peregrine uses her power of time manipulation to make them live the same day over and over again. But, if you look at it more closely, it gets super depressing.

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Turns out, the children live every single day moments from death. According to Slashfilm, the island is frozen in time on Sept. 3, 1943, and Miss Peregrine resets the clock to the previous 24 hours right before the island is attacked by German forces. It helps explain the Nazi bombs we saw in the previous trailer.

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In celebration of this everlasting Dia de los Muertos, the movie is hosting “Loop Day.” Anyone who sends their photo to @PeregrinesMovie with the hashtag #StayPeculiar on Saturday will get a distressed photo or GIF explaining their superpowers. One girl got the gift of style, which kind of seems like cheating, if we’re being honest.

Also, here’s a clip of an official Miss Peregrine clock, because time is always ticking away from us as we get closer to the brink, and one day the magic will run out and we’ll watch helplessly as the Germans bomb us to kingdom come. Happy Loop Day!

[Entertainment Weekly]

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Just now finishing reading the first book. Truthfully as a fellow author I’m a little perplexed it got published as it is. The book is only a little over 300 pages in length yet it takes virtually until 200 pages before you actually get to the meat of events and story. The rest is pretty much a gigantic prologue of setting a scene with very little actual progress, mostly just narrator’s exposition so you get what’s going on...then suddenly we have a rushed second act and denouement into conclusion and boom....oh, you’ll have to read the next book. Which feels like bad editing. Someone should really have worked with Riggs to trim down the opening of the book or allow the story to flow while giving bits of exposition here and there more evenly rather than a huge nearly 2/3 chunk of the book's start to do it in.