Films starring kids in lead roles are usually made for consumption by kids
and families. And so you had the young protagonists sticking to helping trap
villains, uniting parents and getting involved in supernatural occurrences.
You also had the occasional pet or two (or several) to spice up things.
Now it can be argued that the 21st century kid should be permitted more technological achievements, and rightly so. But Tara breaks certain other inflexible rules - notably that films starring kids in lead roles are usually made for consumption by kids and....