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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2: How Young is Too Young for This Movie?

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Should you take your child to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2?

The magical story of Harry Potter comes to a close this July, with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 trailer has fans even more excited for the movie.

But, as you watch the trailer, you’ll notice that it’s really intense. If you’ve read the book, you know that there are a lot of deaths of major characters and much violence. It’s a dark book and therefore a dark movie. This has already been said about Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1, but Part 2 is even darker.

How young is too young for this kids’ movie?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 was rated PG-13 and it’s likely that Part 2 will be as well, though some have said it should be rated R.

But, there are some young Harry Potter fans. Should they be allowed to watch the film?

Do your research. Have you read the book and know what is coming? Watch the previews, check the reviews, and talk to friends who see it before you do.

Consider your child, too. I took my kindergartener out of school early the day that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 came out so that we could see it on opening day. He was so excited for the movie and it was a special treat for him. But, he also has a kindergartener-going-on-eighth-grade mentality. He turned around and shushed the adults behind us who insisted on talking through the movie and we discussed the movie afterwards.

But, I wouldn’t let his brother, who is only a year younger, watch even the first Harry Potter movie. It really depends on your child and what you think that they can handle.

Will you take your child to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2? How old do you think a child should be before they can watch these movies?

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