Very few of the kids here are "cute," and in my opinion, that makes them 10,000 times more compelling. They seem like authentic kids, not little actors. Brisbane could very well be a creepy, 25-year old midget for all we know. I love his exchange with the blacksmith in part 1. Sherwood, the kid who recites the poem, is just so damn weird looking, whenever he's on screen, I can't help but laugh.