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Thread #41028   Message #594731
Posted By: GUEST
17-Nov-01 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: BS: Harry Potter
Subject: RE: BS: Harry Potter
I also think parents of young children should think twice about seeing it in the theaters, because of the length. There seemed to be very many very bored young ones in the audience at our showing too. Older kids were even squirming in their seats & heading out for candy & a pee break, and that was only at an hour into the film.

Better on video and DVD for the very little ones methinks, because of the length and what is likely too intricate/convoluted (depending on your point of view) a plot line for them to follow. I hated it when my kids were small, and the buzz for a supposed "family film" wouldn't live up to the actual product. I always appreciated people telling me the truth about how it played for the smaller kids. "Kindergarten Cop" is a good example of that. My daughter, then in kindergarten, went to see it with friends who had raved about how much the (older) kids had loved it. My daughter was pretty upset by the violence, and hated the movie.

So--no violence problems in this at all. But intricacy of the plot and length of film combined, my guess is a lot of kids under the 8-10 range, and some of them in that range, if they haven't read the book, will be bored to the point of distractions, and prone to wanting to wander through the multiplex, demanding you spend a fortune on all the multiplex sparklies.

Just a word of caution for those who only have small children, and have been thinking of going, even though it isn't a very good film for really young 'uns.