November 20, 2007

The Kite Runner

Recently, I went to see a very advanced screening of The Kite Runner, which releases on Dec. 14. Below is my review up at Film School Rejects.

The film adaptation of The Kite Runner brings the popular best-seller to life with beautiful intensity. Like the novel, this film is haunting, vivid and upsetting.

I’m not a huge fan of political movies or books, but the political events in The Kite Runner are only a part of the story. Instead the captivating main characters and tale itself make for an interesting and non didactic watch, despite the political issues that it also arises.

Who’s in this film? No one recognizable from typical Hollywood films. The film stuck to a purism telling by only hiring actors with Middle Eastern or Muslim ancestry, in fact, the little boys in the film weren’t even actors. Yet, the performances are powerfully executed and I did not even miss seeing a familiar face (Read More).

5 comments

  1. I'm glad you liked the movie, I looooved the book and can't wait to see the film.

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  2. So jealous you saw it already. I loved the book. I cried when I watched the preview so I'm sure I'll be a mess during the actual movie.

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  3. :) I will first have to read the book, and then I will have to see the film.

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  4. I read and absolutely loved this book. I have been scared about how the movie would compare to the book. Now I am encouraged to see it. I can hardly wait. YAY!

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  5. I've been meaning to read this book FOREVER!!! I really need to do so before seeing the movie. Of course, I doubt I'll see the movie until it comes out on DVD, so I've got time. Glad to hear you thought so highly of it!

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