Vatican Newspaper Gives Two Thumbs Up for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Film


Jul 13, 2009

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L’Osservatore Romano, the official newspaper of the Vatican in Rome, Italy, has given its approval and review of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film. The AP reports that the newspaper says the film is the best adaptation yet of the novels by author J.K. Rowling, and the sixth Harry Potter film “made the age-old debate over good vs. evil crystal clear.” It also gave two thumbs up to the film’s treatment of adolescent love,
saying it achieved the “correct balance” and made the stars more
credible to the general audience.”The article continues:

While criticizing Rowling for omitting any explicit “reference to
the transcendent” in her books, L’Osservatore said the latest
installment nevertheless makes clear that good should overcome evil
“and that sometimes this requires costs and sacrifice.” “In addition, the spastic search for immortality epitomized by Voldemort is stigmatized,” the review said.

The Leaky Cauldron is not associated with J.K. Rowling, Warner Bros., or any of the individuals or companies associated with producing and publishing Harry Potter books and films.