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A kid's perspective on Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2

An eight-year-old Harry Potter fan gives us her opinion of the new movie.

Like millions of kids across the globe, my daughter Molly is absolutely gaga for everything Harry Potter. She's only read the first two books so far, but she's watched all seven previous movies on DVD, most of them multiple times. She had a Harry Potter birthday party this year, at which we ate Cornish pasties and drank Butterbeer (homemade cream soda topped with whipped cream) and her friends went on a scavenger hunt for Horcruxes hidden in our neighborhood. We even spent our spring break in Orlando just so we could visit the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Full confession: As a certifiable Potterhead myself, I have done everything I can to encourage this obsession. For her eighth birthday, I took Molly to a special preview of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. Here's her take on the final film.

What did you think of Deathly Hallows Part 2?
It was really good, but I couldn't understand a lot of it. I asked a lot of questions during the movie, especially when Hermione became Bellatrix and when Harry was looking at Snape's memories in the Pensieve. Who was that little girl with the flower? It was very confusing.

What was your favorite part?
When they were in Gringotts and all the treasures started multiplying and they had to swim through it to get the goblet. That was so funny!

Was it too scary for an eight-year-old?
Nah. It was sad when a lot of people died during the battle, but the only part that was really creepy was when Harry saw that squishy, bloody thing that was Voldemort's soul.

Did you like it when your favorite character, Hermione, got a big smooch?
Eww, no! Kids don't like to see people kiss, Mom. [For the record, the smooch was Mom's favorite part.]

How did this film compare to the other movies?
It was really good, but my favorite is still Chamber of Secrets. I like the boy Harry better than the grown-up Harry. He gets so serious.

How did you like seeing this one in IMAX 3D?
It gave me a headache and the glasses were too big. I can't wait until it comes out on DVD so I can watch it at home!




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