The Washington Times - July 14, 2009, 06:52AM

The Vatican has praised the latest Harry Potter film, saying “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” makes the age-old debate over good vs. evil crystal clear, the AP is reporting.


The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano even 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 newspaper said the film, which opens Wednesday, is the best adaptation yet of the J.K. Rowling series about the adventures of child wizard Harry Potter and his chums as they battle the evil sorcerer Voldemort, the AP reports.

However, the Vatican thought the film’s sound editing could have been a little bit tighter and the foley mixing was completely off.

The Vatican said the new Harry Potter film shows that good always conquers evil, just like in real life. Eventually. In the long run. In the fullness of time. Some day.

If you think the Vatican gave a great review of Harry Potter, you should see the one it gave for “The Hangover.” Boffo!

I think you need to take the Vatican’s movie reviews with a grain of salt, because I read it’s review of “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” and I think they missed the point of the movie.