The Harry Potter films have gotten incrementally darker. While the first movie was an all-ages, feel good flick full of Bertie Botts and quidditch, the last movie raised parental eyebrows over violence and the death of a character. Some moms and dads decided that it should be put on the Banned Till Your Older Movie List and others decided it was a good segue into a conversation about death, dying and loss.
Whether or not you take your child is your own discretion, but the final film (broken into two parts) is said to be the most frightening. It doesn’t have a rating yet and there have been rumors that the people who decide exactly what letter to assign will have some trouble.
The plot centers around Harry, Ron and Hermione’s attempts to find and destroy the Horcruxses, the secret to Voldemort’s immortality and destruction. Cast includes such star-powered names as Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes, Robbie Coltrane, Richard Griffiths, John Hurt, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Imelda Staunton and Julie Walters.
From the looks of the trailer, this is not for young children. However, it’s no doubt this is going to be a great film, whether or not you need to call the babysitter.