This is a film based on a novel by Ransom Riggs. I haven’t read the books, so I went into the movie fresh. There are three novels in the series, so they could also be made into films.
Jake discovers that the fantastic stories that his grandfather told me about an odd children’s home are true. Jake travels to the home and back in time to meet the residents of said home.
However there are villains who want to kill the children. These villains include Samuel L. Jackson. Killing the children would make the villains immortal.
There are a few problems with the film. Eva Green doesn’t have much to do. The film starts off a little slowly. A few of the children don’t get much to do.
I still enjoyed it. Jackson is having fun as the villain. After a slow start, the movie gets more interesting,