Monday, April 07, 2008
Movie: The Kite Runner
Some books are made well into movies. If you see the movie before reading the book, you aren't disappointed. Having already read the book, I can't give my opinion on this movie as well. However, I would say the subject matter is probably more suitable for the page than the screen.
This movie did not do well in the theaters, so I assumed it was not going to be all that good. I was pleasantly surprised. I thought the movie was well-done and kept true to the book (except for side stories that were omitted for time purposes). It was well-cast and well-acted.
That being said, you MUST do yourself a favor and read this book before watching the movie. It is touching, educating, heartbreaking. There is a great deal of insight to be had from the book that you can not get from the movie. And after you have read it, then sit down to watch this movie.
This is a song that caught my attention as it played near the end of the film.
Supplication by Sami Yusuf