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Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

By Diondra K. Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Magical reunion of cast and crew is emotional, nostalgic.

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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 12+

Emotional series/movie shows H.P actors reminisce.

Parents should be aware that Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts reunites former cast members, directors, and producers from the world-renowned film series 20 years after it first debuted. Fans are taken on a fantastic time voyage to commemorate the series in a fresh way. The show takes viewers back to the Harry Potter set, where some of the most memorable scenes were shot. Individuals featured in the reunion can ask each other probing questions and express their views and feelings about being a part of this landmark film series. However, the film and /or series depicts numerous scary moments from the Harry Potter films, including (briefly) Voldemort regaining his body as well as his death, Cedric's murder, Sirius' death, Dumbledore's death, Dementor attacks, Nagini, and torture. While none of these incidents are graphically portrayed, they may be disturbing for some small children. 
age 11+

Best for HP fans

I'm not someone who has read the books or watched all the movies, still I found it entertaining. My 10yo got really bored in the middle of it though, run time was a little long at 1hr40m. I think anyone who is a HP fan, or a fan of movie making will love it. It's mainly the cast and crew giving their insights and comments on the movies and eachother. Interestingly JK Rowling was only edited in here and there afterwards (some kind of past interview from 2yrs ago?). One of the best parts was just the three main actors reminiscing on the joy and memories of the experience they had of growing up together on film, made me feel a bit teary.

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This magical reunion will delight fans of the Harry Potter film series. Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts is an emotional, enlightening, and thrilling retelling of the experience of making the eight films that defined a generation. The stars of the Harry Potter films (Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, and Rupert Grint, among others) share fun anecdotes throughout the reunion. A special tribute is made to those who have passed away since the film series concluded. This is a true celebration of the cast and crew that brought J.K. Rowling's wizarding world to life. The reunion also explores the impact these movies have had on fans around the globe and on pop culture.

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