Now, even though this IS more mature and dark in tone, this is still appropriate for 12 year olds. Well, in all honesty, I'm getting tired of reviewing these movies. I mean, It took me about an hour and a half of writing to review 1-4, so I'm just gonna state the facts. pOSITIVE rOLE mODELS: Sticking together and friendship play an important role in this one. Ron, Hermoine and all of Harry's friends won't let Harry face Voldemort alone. So they risk getting in big trouble to have Harry train them with the spells and incantations he's learned over the years. Also, the morals of friendship, love, teamwork, bravery, and more are strong and clear throughout. pOSITIVE rOLE mODELS: Harry and friends stand up against witches and wizards much more powerful and experienced than them. Also, dealing witht the loss of a loved one. vIOLENT vEIL aND sCARY sITUATIONS: The Death Eaters might scare young ones, as well as the havoc they cause; Nargels(did i spell that right?) might be unsettling to younger viewers too; Many people, good and bad, are harmed in the climax, and one dies; One character is dragged away by Centaurs and we never see her again...till the next movie; A giant may scare. nYEH nONSENSE (oR sEXUAL sTUFF): A. LOT of making out and sexual moves between students. Ron and Hermoine's relationship is officially ON now, as well as Harry and Jenny's. oBSCENITIES aND oBSCENE pROFANITIES: Appearances of bloody h*ll, d*mn, git, maybe a sh*t, have become a somewhat common occurance from now on. dRUG dANGERS: Butterbeer is drunken. nEGATIVE rOLE mODELS: I have already mentioned that Harry and others start a secret(and somewhat rebellious) group of Defense Against the Dark Arts. cONCLUSION: Everybody hates this one(both book and movie) due to the massive dark overtones. Fun Fact: This is the largest book in the series! 800+ pages! But, seriously. This is dark, depressing, and too intense for 12 year olds. One of the best, not of the worse. People are crazy. They hate how the dark tone never lets up!! But this is the most true to the book since Prisoner of Azkaban. Good movie. Check it out. We're almost done! One more to go, then to see Deathly Hallows!
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models