A brief conversation with my new nieces, one of whom seems to be a better judge of character than I am.
Lauren (age 7): We didn’t like Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Sophia: It was scary.
Me: How was it scary?
Sophia: I don’t know, it had real people.
Me: That makes it scary?
Lauren: Well, it had real people, and that’s scarier than cartoons, but it’s also like, when they were talking? They sounded mean, but the words they were saying were nice. So that was too scary.