It seems bizarre that you’d have to ask if a kids’ movie is even appropriate for children, but that’s certainly become the case in the age of “Where The Wild Things Are” (too dark for kids) and “Alice In Wonderland” (too psychedelic for kids). So here’s the million-, or perhaps billion-, dollar question: Do the “Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows” reviews and trailer make it sound like the movie is inappropriate for kids?
Obviously it depends on what age child you have, but from what I’m reading, it sounds like even young tweens might be scared. Certainly kids under 9 are too young for this new film. I know my nearly 6-year-old cowers when he so much as sees the noseless Voldemort on the TV ads.
But this book also addresses mature themes such as isolation, sacrifice and good vs. evil that will be lost on younger children and may even confuse them.
Here’s the recommendation from Common Sense Media.
What do you think – what age is appropriate for “Harry Potter And the Deathly Hallows?”
Photo: Warner Bros.
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