This Review contains spoilers. Please be aware of you haven’t watched it yet. I do my best to avoid them but it isn’t always possible.

Summary: Best friends Elinor “Nory” Boxwood-Horace and Reina Carvajal discover they have magical powers: Nory can transform into animals and Reina can control fire. They enroll at Sage Academy, a prestigious magic school.

Title: Upside Down Magic

Rating: PG

Runtime: 1 Hour 36 Minutes

Cast: Izabela Rose, Siena Agudong, Kyle Howard, Wlie Samouhi, Alison Fernandez, Max Toring, Vicki Lewis, Yasmeen Fletcher, Callum Seagram Airlie, Cynthia Kaye McWilliams, Elaine Kao, Amitai Marmorstein, Alecia Budijanto, Ricardo Ortiz, Melody Nosipho Neiman and Jaime M. Callica.

Director: Joe Nussbaum

Writers: Emily Jenkins (Book), Lauren Myracle, Sarah Mlynowski, Josh Cagon and Nick Pustay


Nory and Reina have wonderful magic and finally get to go to Sage Magic School, but suddenly they are separated as each student is by their skills. Nory is put in a class that dismisses their wonky magic and Reina is left alone and is struggling to fit in, as the pressure gets to her it takes her somewhere dark.

This was incredible and so much fun, I absolutely loved all of Nory’s funny wonky creations and loved how eccentric her magic was. The UDMS had the strongest magic in the whole school, but as theirs worked different got rejected. You could see from the first auditions they were powerful, they just couldn’t harness it all themselves so it went haywire.

I really loved the progression of them and their skills and how they learnt it all. I felt so bad for Reina though struggling so much, she was so alone and In such a vulnerable place, the darkness found an easy way in. The actress was amazing too as she became sinister in a split second, from normal to evil and she was incredible at it. She was so scary and I really loved the change in her character, it was fascinating.

I loved this movie it was unique and creative, I really loved how the storyline was closed up with things being as they should have been from the start actually finally happening. It was such a wonderful thing to see. We also were hinted for a second one so I I hope we’ll get it eventually. I really recommend this movie it was so much fun and so different to a lot of movies out t


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