10 Reasons Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Is Too Scary for Your Kids!

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The world will watch the end of the Harry Potter series: but should your kids?

Harry Potter fans cannot wait for the release of the final installment.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 opens in theaters on July 15.

But, there’s one group who might not share in this excitement. Or who maybe shouldn’t!

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 is rated PG-13.  While it’s up to each parent to decide if their younger child is ready for the movie, there are some things you should consider before taking your child to see this movie.

Based on the main plotlines in the book, here are 10 reasons Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 might be too scary for your child:

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  • Lord Voldemort is Winning 1 of 10
    Lord Voldemort is Winning
    When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 ended, it ended on a dark note. Voldemort is triumphant. Look at that character: something to inspire nightmares.
  • The Goblins and Dragon at Gringotts 2 of 10
    The Goblins and Dragon at Gringotts
    Harry, Ron, and Hermione break into Gringotts to steal one of the Horcruxes. The goblins in the bank are not sweet little things. And there is a dragon guarding the vaults: not a friendly one.
  • Battle with Draco 3 of 10
    Battle with Draco
    Draco, Crabbe, and Goyle fight Harry at Hogwarts. Gone are the innocent duels of their youth. Crabbe and Goyle want to kill Harry. Crabbe ends up dying.
  • Fred Weasley Dies 4 of 10
    Fred Weasley Dies
    No more fun twin pranks. George had his ear cursed off in Part 1 and now Fred is gone.
  • Giant Spiders Attack the School 5 of 10
    Giant Spiders Attack the School
    These huge, frightening creatures fight on Voldemort's side.
  • Snape is Killed by Voldemort 6 of 10
    Snape is Killed by Voldemort
    Whatever your opinion on Professor Snape, when Voldemort kills him without a moment's hesitation, it's more than a little disturbing.
  • The Loss of More Major Characters 7 of 10
    The Loss of More Major Characters
    Lupin and Tonks both die in the battle to keep Voldemort out of Hogwarts. They aren't the only ones by far.
  • Harry Potter’s Parents’ Death 8 of 10
    Harry Potter's Parents' Death
    Though this happened long ago, there is talk about their death, including the creepy idea that part of Voldemort's soul tore off and attached to Harry Potter when Voldemort kills them.
  • Harry Potter Has to Die 9 of 10
    Harry Potter Has to Die
    Voldemort cannot be killed until all of the Horcruxes are destroyed, which includes the one that is in Harry.
  • A Triumphant Voldemort 10 of 10
    A Triumphant Voldemort
    When Voldemort thinks that he has killed Harry Potter, the evil wizard is at his worst and most frightening.

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