Music was fitting.
The boy needs to have more character.
Like something defining.
Right now he is a subordinate character, and you want him to have more pazzaz! This can get really good if you let it.
So give him more speaking lines, perhaps a sidekick? Just make it to where when he talks, he's not like the every day normal kid who runs around, bla bla bla saves someone bla bla bla.
Make him STAND OUT!
Then we can see where it goes from there.