Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I came out last week and features the former scrappy kid wizards battling evil as maturing teenagers (including one surprisingly buff Ron Weasley). And just like the book, this movie reflects the world that the characters are living in: dark, gloomy, and a bit scary. I thought it was one of the best movies in the series, but as an adult with no kids I started wondering how parents would react to the film. While the movie's tone didn't deter Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick, who took their son to the film's New York premiere earlier last week, do parents think that it is appropriate for children?
The latest Harry Potter film is the third to be rated PG-13 (reasons include, among others, a naked fantasy kiss!). Similar to the Twilight series, the atmosphere of this latest installment — much like last year's Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince — is more mature than the first few, but at what age do you think it is okay for children to watch it? Did you see it with your family over the weekend?