Cinematographic adaptation of the John Bellairs’s fantasy novel. The little protagonist is suddenly orphaned. The uncle, brother of the deceased mother, decides to take care of him. Eccentric and friendly, he will discover a magical and scary world. They will defeat the bad with the help of a neighbor who is loving and eccentric in turn. The three protagonists each have a sad past behind and thanks to this adventure they will manage to move on, overcoming it. The world, life is cruel sometimes, or most of the time. If, like the bad man, we find the way to extinguish the human race and spare ourselves all the suffering, would we do it or would we rather have lived despite the pain? Beautiful fantasy movie. I liked everything. The plot. The setting. Characters. The actors. Magic everywhere. Highly recommended.