Charming and beautiful, one interesting twist and one terribly awkward bad CGI moment. It's very difficult for these kind of predictable stories to become outstanding or extraordinary, and just like in every other fantasy movie the magical creatures are the spitting image of the human stereotypes. The movie does what it has to do but offers little else, it's excessively sugared popcorn for the brains. Which is nice, but it also undermines the opportunity to create a "Wow!" moment and there's nothing for the viewer to discover. My favourite characters were the kids and the evil foster mother, and also the prominent Shaw family (I could already smell the first soap bubbles). And Pickett, he was the smallest but most interesting creature. I've also noticed that witches have nothing to do, they don't write or type, they don't cook or set the table. Absolutely nothing.