Behind the Magic
Go behind the scenes with those who helped create the Harry Potter films universe.
Wondering whether the series is a good fit for your kids? Here are four things to know about the franchise.
The films range from PG rated to PG-13, maturing along with its characters. A 7-year-old could easily get into Sorcerer’s Stone, while Goblet of Fire and beyond may be for slightly older kids.
There’s magic, of course. But there are also scary images, and moments of high intensity, emotion and some violence. Romance comes into play too, but only in a high-school-kissing way.
While the core trio do get into scrapes, overall, the stories emphasize bravery, kindness and working together. Plus, Hermione is a wonderful character for bookish girls to see on screen.
The Harry Potter movies have plenty to offer adults too. So while it’s not required, this is a series you can really sit down and enjoy with the whole family.
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