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  • In the movie, they switched Emma and Olive's peculiarities, with Olive being the pyro kinetic and Emma having to wear lead shoes to keep from floating away. Why?

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    • I also noticed that. When it said "emma has the ability to set stuff on fire" I was like. :o WHAT!!!!

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    • also im pimpsaucemgee

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    • what they did MY WHOLE CHILDHOOD'S A LIE

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    • Lel

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    • I think they switched it due to floating being an easier thing to edit than fire. 

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    • Pretty sure editing flames into someone's hands are easier than making someone levitate, but that's just my opinion. But also, the pyrokinetics still had a huge part in the movie so I don't know why they'd switch based on how difficult the editing would be but still give the fire a kewl amount of screentime.

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    • Thank you, Gravity Man, for replying to my comment! I've never watched the movie. so I never knew that Olive still played a huge part of it. I searched up if any of the screenwriters, Tim, or any of the actors/actresses said anything about it, and I found this: https://www.moviefone.com/2016/09/30/emma-olive-peculiarities-miss-peregrines-home-for-peculiar-children/ 

      It doesn't necessarily talk about the exact reason why the change happened, but why Ella Purnell like the change. I personally don't agree with her, but not everyone will have the same opinion. (I still wish we had the badass Emma in the movie tho...)

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    • Hey, don't worry about it man!

      Her reasoning, Burton's reasoning, any reasoning for why the movie was for what it was is honestly pure BS in my opinion. It was a rushed, lazy, ruined presentation of what it could have been.

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    • "There are several reasons why I'm happy that they [made the change]," Purnell continued. "First of all, I got the opportunity to create a new [character]. Second of all, I didn't try to go near fiery Emma. I created a whole new character. I didn't even read the books before I felt like I actually had an idea of who movie Emma was. Third of all, I think it's much more common to see girls playing with fire, boys playing with fire. You see it quite a lot on the big screen, but how often do you see a girl being dragged along by a rope? That's so rare, and that's so Tim Burton. Fire isn't that Tim Burton, but a girl with these big gothic, lead shoes? That's very Tim."

      She concluded, "Fourth of all, I think, from an actor's standpoint, emotionally it gives me somewhere to go. If she's already really, really strong at the start -- I mean, I suppose that's a whole other emotional storyline that I haven't thought about. But for me, it made much more sense to start a little bit damaged, a little bit hurt. She's been betrayed, she's lost her trust, and she's been dealing with these feelings of hurt and betrayal and sadness for 60 years, and she goes on this whole journey where she steps into herself. She becomes slightly more confident, she becomes slightly more protective of her younger siblings, and she grows into herself a little bit. She may be thousands of years old, but, at the end of the day, she's a 16-year-old girl. She wants a boyfriend. No, I'm joking."

      I can't fully express how dissappointed I was when I read Ella Purnell's reasoning behind the whole thing tbh. I'm surprised she didn't read the books; I guess I can sort of let her go? (I still expected her to atleast talk to Riggs about how Emma was like...) 

       Yes, Book Emma was a total BAMF from the start to the end in the books, but Ransom Riggs still managed to show how hurt she was from Abe just flat out leaving her. And also, I can see where she was going with the whole, "I'm tired of seeing movies of tough girls being wooed over by boys who are intrigued by their nature" but there are also SO MANY movies where the main character's love interest is either A. a damsel in distress or B. a freaking Manic Pixie Dream girl. And from what I've heard, Movie Emma is just that: some dreamy girl just waiting for someone to sweep her off her feet.

      The reason why I enjoyed reading Emma's character in the book was because I wanted to see girl main characters that still had that rough, take no bs persona but weren't all "ha dresses and makeup are for dramatic fake girls." So I'm still salty over the fact that freaking Burton and the screenwriters were like, "F IT ALL!!" 

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    • I honestly thought they were just trying to accommodate to Emma being a main female lead and her leading Jacob to her hideout. In the movie, Emma's power over air allows her to release breathable air bubbles and create atmospheric environments underwater

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    • I like Ella Purnel's reasoning and agree with why Tim Burton switched the powers around.  I think superhumans who can control fire have already been done and seen in movies before (like the Human Torch in Fantastic Four).  It was much more visually appealing to have a girl that floats away and needed to be buckled down as a main character.  

      I can understand why fans of the book would be annoyed though.  I'd be pissed too if Jean Grey was the one who can control the weather and Storm had telekinetic powers.  

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    • I NOTICED THAT AND IM REALLY PISSED LIKE KEEP THEOLD EMMA

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    • I'm upset about it because Emma does show so much emotional change throughout the books. She isn't supposed to grow emotionally because she is like the emotional rock for the other children. And I can't tell from the movie, but would they try to make a second movie from it or just say hey we released these Umbrynes and everything is good. If they try to continue movies, it is going to get really messed up really quickly because Emma's powers play some key roles in future scenes.

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    • Riggs made comments about how badass the movie is nd how they did thing he wished he had done in the books

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    • I agree if they do another movie I won't be at all like the books. The peculiar children series is my life and the movies ruined them I actually hate tim Burton for ruining  y childhood

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    • Okay, I admit I watched the movie first, and liked it, but after reading the books, I have to say the Book Emma is WAY better than Movie Emma. Sorry Purnell. 

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