Vatican newspaper praises new Harry Potter film

July 15, 2009 3:36:11 AM PDT
The Vatican newspaper is giving two thumbs up to the new Harry Potter film.

A review in L'Osservatore Romano says "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" makes it clear that good should overcome evil, "and that sometimes this requires costs and sacrifice."

The Vatican newspaper even approves of the film's treatment of adolescent love, saying it achieves the "correct balance" and makes the stars more credible to the general audience.

The Vatican reviewer also was pleased that what it calls "the spastic search for immortality" epitomized by the evil sorcerer Voldemort is stigmatized.

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