dir. Tim Trageser
A young boy joins a school for magical people and makes swift friends with an awkward ginger boy and an over-achieving smart girl. Their obstacles include a troll, a forbidden library, a chamber of magical puzzles, and bullying from their snide blonde classmate and his two hulking cronies. The extent to which The Magic Kids tries to mimic the Harry Potter series is so egregious it’s almost not even funny (almost). Of course, it contains none of the charm of that series, and instead its bland, forgettable characters meander from plot hole to plot hole like they’re painting by numbers. Throwing in vampires and werewolves and fairies does nothing to bulk up this Hogwarts Lite.