Kite Runner Movie Analysis

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While the bestselling book ‘Kite Runner’ was a huge hit and an ongoing success, the film speaks a completely different story. The largely awaited ‘Kite Runner’ film hit the public like a ton of bricks. Some enjoyed it down to the last second. However, this movie was largely hyped up, and the quite extravagant anticipations from some so called ‘movie experts’ created an even larger bitter aftertaste after watching this movie. The movie was not necessarily bad; however I was quite displeased with the lack in detail which the book had strived in. The disappointment began with the casting Homayoun Ershadi as ‘Baba’ or Agha Sahib. In the novel Baba seems untouchable – unreachable – because he towers over ordinary men. Needless to say, he also towers…show more content…
The already extreme disappointment with the character of Baba festers in this scene, with a non-powerful, disappointing speech which supposedly acts to save the woman. In my mind I had this pictured as one of Baba’s most valiant moments, where he does indeed save this woman from being raped, with a most dominant and authoritive piece of dialogue. However she is merely saved, not by Baba; however by a Russian official who walks over and tells the vile (who we pictured to appear viler than he is) man to step aside. To be honest, I was expecting the crazy Russian official to shoot him with his AK-47 at any given moment. By this time in the film, though, almost an hour has drifted by. I don’t think it was entirely director Marc Foster’s fault, more David Benioff’s script. Sure Hosseini’s outstanding debut novel is one with so many emotional layers, memorable sequences and an enchanting plot; it was always going to be a difficult task to deliver everything else the story offered. Benioff’s decision making in which of these sequences were to lose leaves was a lot to be desired. The worst of these decisions form me was in the setup of the complex and pivotal relationship between Amir and his father at the beginning of the film, which was incredibly
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