Tuesday, September 16, 2008

The Kite Runner: A regular guy review

The Kite Runner is about 2 young boys in Afghanistan before and after the Soviet invasion and the Taliban takeover. Although it has a happy ending, you are not a happy viewer: at least twice I wanted to stop the movie and do something else.
Sure, a great movie, but no walk in the park. I can't give any thumbs up or down for this one. It is too painful.
Be glad you don't live in a place like Afghanistan, then or now.


Anonymous said...

Okay, so I will give it 10 thumbs up for you. Fantastic, fantastic movie!

Anonymous said...

I'll have to see this movie - although I really do get weepy and upset sometimes when I can't bear to watch any longer. There are a few movies I've had to do that with. I watch them in stages.

Unknown said...

Haven't seen the movie, but the book was truly beautifully written and kept me glued and going in spite of sometimes not wanting to because of how things were. At that time we were in love with a restaurant in Indianapolis run by Afgans featuring native specialties which we all loved. One weekend we drove in to have our 'fix' and it was under different ownership and their idea of Afghan food was definitely NOT ours! In fact, it was awful.