Young author Ransom Riggs who wrote the novel probably never thought it would be made into a $110 million dollar movie. Tim Burton was perfect to direct this dark, quirky film, which is characteristic of his unique style.
The story keeps you guessing, until they reveal the secret. Building the plot slowly, whilst sharing little nuggets of information of a new world, it keeps you adequately engaged.
An ensemble cast act out a host of characters, each more mysterious and ‘gifted’ than the next.
An interesting fantasy watch.