Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The Vatican and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

H/T goes to Father Roderick Vonhögen for this information.

L'Osservatore Romano, which is the official newspaper of the Vatican, just published an article in which values in the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince film is praised. Click here to read the story.

To be honest, this pleases me. I am fed up with the very narrow-minded fools who criticise the Harry Potter series out of sheer ignorance. Open your minds, and read the book. I came to the Harry Potter series rather late, not having read Sorceror's Stone until shortly before Goblet of Fire was published. I had been wondering what the fuss was all about, so when I saw the first book in a thrift shop, I bought it, started to read it, and was immediately hooked. I read through all the books, and bounced excitedly with the rest as GoF was released. It took me a while before I saw the films, and then I watched them straight through until the release of Order of the Phoenix.

I, for one, am looking forward to seeing Half-Blood Prince, but probably won't see it for a while. So for those of you on my friends list who has seen it: please, don't spoil me. Although I suspect I probably know the entire story already, thanks to the books, and the media blitz leading up to the film's release.

1 comment:

John C. Fowler said...

"Dumbledore never told you what happened to your father. No, Harry, *I* am your father!"

Oops, sorry, didn't mean to post a spoiler!