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Not So Lazy Days: Final Harry Potter movie excites with heroic moments

Updated on July 15, 2011
Movie Poster featuring Neville Longbottom
Movie Poster featuring Neville Longbottom | Source

Field Trip

All was well.

We attended the earliest showing we could this morning (10 a.m.) of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2-- which we have shortened to DH2-- and were happy we did. (I will try not to spoil anything, even though, you know, it's based on a book...)

Even though there was a group of teenage girls wearing t-shirts reading "muggle" who couldn't contain their comments or excitement throughout the movie, it wasn't as packed as we feared it would it be and there were even a few more children our kids' sizes in the theater.

The movie is rated PG-13, but it should be okay for any child who is accustomed to watching superhero movies. The snake with Snape and the fire in the diadem scene were the scariest things to my kids, and they even said it was only a little scary. Mrs. Weasley also let a word that rhymes with "witch" out during an important scene.

My favorite part was McGonagall taking charge, but it was clear from the cheers that Mrs. Weasley's amd Neville Longbottom's heroic moments were the crowd's.

Since a majority of the build-up was in Part 1, DH2 was filled with action throughout the movie to keep the children's interest. I think everything fans wanted to see was included.

The boys loved the conclusion to the story they started to love about a year and a half ago when a friend suggested they play "Harry Potter." I'm sure it will not be the conclusion to their love of the story.

About the Not So Lazy Days series

I've challenged myself to find a new activity to do five days a week every week of the kids' summer vacation. Activities will fall under one of three categories: Arts & Crafts, Sports & Games or Field Trips. Follow me on Twitter @readallaboutsam for immediate updates on posts!


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