I have told my poor hospitalized brother that unless he really needs me today, I am skipping out on rubbing his feet and feeding him to go and see the new Harry Potter movie: “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.”
I was planning to see it alone, but after watching the trailer (below), I’m thinking I need a friend to go with me. I think I may be too scared!
We know that the book series got darker, more intense and more violent as the saga continued so one would expect the movies to do the same. Although “Half-blood Prince” is only a PG where “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” was PG-13.
I found a bunch of headlines last night warning parents to beware before taking their kids. Here are a few of them:
Here’s the Common Sense media guide to the movie. It’s pretty detailed. They rated it for 12 and up
Also here’s an AJC story from a reporter who went last night to the show. She’s got photos from the night.
If you saw the movie last night or maybe even this morning, please give us a full report (try not to ruin it though!) about which sections are scary and how scary. Also tell us if it’s too intense or would be upsetting to children. Also tell us the youngest age you would let see it.
I am counting on my friend RTD to report in today. She saw it last night at midnight. She is a mom so I’m hoping she can give us some good perspective.