Each new Harry Potter film moves into more adult territory as Harry and his companions get older and more sophisticated. The good and bad players in the drama remain the same. But their focus and attitudes become more grown-up as the story goes forward. The latest installment is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1." It's definitely more dark and complex than the previous films and not really kid friendly.
Harry and his friends are now being hunted by the minions of the Dark Lord. The evil ones have them on the run and are closing in with increasing speed. The young heroes barely escape each attempt to grab them and hang on by their fingernails to stay free. The tension and fear generated may intrigue the parents in the audience, but it might be too much for their younger children.
The story has lots of action but there's also a major element of confusion in the plot. The meaning of all the twists and turns is not always clear. It's obvious that the producers want us to see the next movie in the series to tie up the loose ends. It's all very well done, but the long drawn-out process is getting a little tedious.