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Tuesday, February 05, 2008

for you a thousand times over

The film The Kite Runner (German: Drachenläufer) is adapted from the book with the same title. I have read the book and it is very enjoyable. The film is, however, something different. It is obvious that it is not possible to include every single scene from the book, and thus the film can not touch the major characters in the same depth as the book. I would say, read first the book before going to watch it and then try to fill out the missing episodes in your own mind.

I also find it is pity to see that not so many are interested in this film. I can't claim I was the youngest in the cinema, but it was clear that most of people are at least thirty something. On the other hand, it is indeed a bit hard to catch some attention when it must compete head to head against blockbusters e.g. I Am Legend. I hope the DVD will be better received.


Ian Monroe said...

I heard I Am Legend sucked though, can't be too hard.

I remember hearing about this movie on the radio, I'll check it out when it comes on DVD. I live way too far out in the boonies to watch it in a theater. :)

Ariya Hidayat said...

@ian monroe: If they put some extra materials on the DVD, it will be more interesting.

Javier said...

It was delayed too much imho but I understand there were some heavy issues for which that happened.
The fact that it lacks advertising, and that it is only shown in certain theaters also cripples the amount of people who'll see it, which is bad since it's a great movie based on an even better book.