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The trouble with Harry: He's nearly all grown up

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This movie wasn't as good as the others.

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I can barely read playboy... I can't imagine reading this book without pictures in it. It not that I didn't try. It's boring...

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Just like any book or movie for children, parents need to decide for themselves whether or not their children are ready for it. Too often I see parents letting their children watch, read or do anything they want and then wonder why they can't control their children.

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Sounds like the kid is a wuss. The Empire Strikes Back had some scary stuff too, but it was just one of the rites of passage on becoming a young adult.

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Talking of scary stories - what about Little Red Riding Hood where the grandma is eating alive and all the other fairy tales with gruesome scenes? Did that stop you from wanting to hear them or from reading them as a kid? Harry Potter is not even half that scary.

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Wasn't there a fuss when the first Harry Potter film came out, about all that magic and wizardry and occultry not being 'Christian' so God fearin' parents wouldn't let their kids join in the fun?

Teacup. Storm in a.

Hansel and Gretel who shove the cannibal witch in her own oven, Snow White with her murderous, scheming stepmum, thieving Jack and his beanstalk, Peter Pan happily chucking Captain Hook to the crocodile.....if kids get through that lot without nightmares (and most do), Harry should be no problem.

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"He's nearly all grown-up"

That's the trouble with kids - they tend to grow up.

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Harry was not on my preferred reading list. I did not like the series however since I am a librarian I had to become familiar with it so I could answer questions. My most dreaded question about Harry was "Did you like it?" Thank goodness I did not have to answer that question often. I have always given an honest opinion about books I have read but I have never been condemned for giving my opinion but with Harry it was different. It was as if I had committed a crime for not loving Harry. Harry seems to have become an addiction for some.

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I found the newest addition rather disappointing, though I still enjoyed it. It was missing the usual playfulness, and seemed a bit morbid, two qualities I didn't find to the same degree in the book. I don't think this focus on the "dark side" is necessarily about growing up, but more about the focus the director decided to take. I don't think joy has to die just because people grow up, and hope that the next movie will include a bit more of that quality, in spite of the subject matter.

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writers write with readers in mind.. guess thats where the money is.. and thats where they are targeting.. :)

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Temple of Doom gave me the willies when I was 10 years old, still loved it though. we now have PG ratings thanks to that movie, not a bad thing. kali man! kali man!

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`the violence and scary stuff’ that he wouldn’t finish it,”

What a wuss. It's Harry Potter for god's sake. At nine I was reading the Silver Crown. Heaven forbid the kid ever got a hold of the origninal Brother's Grimm. All the best children's stories, the classics, have darkness in them.

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The darkness in the "Potter" series continues to intensify through the last volume culminating in the Battle of Hogwarts. There's no way I would recommend anyone younger than a teenager to be reading the later volumes and even some teenagers aren't ready for the later plot-lines which take a much more adult-oriented slant. As a whole, the series was a great read, but I'm middle-aged, not 9.

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TokyoXtreme. Good idea, but compare THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, which is episode 5, with that episode 3 movie. Annikin crawling out of a magma pit limbless and on fire? Not good stuff for an 8 year old Star Wars fan. That was way too much. Lucas kind of throws that stuff in with Jar Jar and Ewoks. It is irritating. The crispy aunt and uncle in episode 4 also seemed like a bit much. It is all classic now, so nobody complains, but it is porn, really.

DenDon, you are incorrect, sorry. PG-13 began with Temple of Doom, not PG.

Moderator: Back on topic please.

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customers vote with their dollars, if they don't like it, no-one is forcing them to buy it

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