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The Kite Runner
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Directed By
Marc Forster

Written By:
David Benioff, Khaled Hosseini

Khalid Abdalla, Homayon Ershadi, Nasser Memarzia, Timothy Roberts, Said Taghmaoui, Shaun Toub, Brian Vowell, Navid Negahban, Ismail Bashey, Big Spence, Larry Kitagawa, Jeff Redlick, James Cotner, Susan Farese, Larry Brown, Laurie Burke, L. Peter Callender, Emmy Farese, Reza Ghasemi, Michael F. Grant, Mason Hsieh, Charles Lewis III, Atossa Leoni, Ahmad Khan Mahmidzada, Benjamin Miller, Henri Ramsey, Salim Razawi, Yvonne Truong, Susan Zangl, Ehsan Aman, Vsevolod Bardashev, Ali Dinesh, Zekeria Ebrahimi, Caon Mortenson, Kelcie Stranahan, Zadran Wali, Mohammad Yawary

The Kite Runner (2007)
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Movie Review by Luz
April 2nd, 2008

Started off a Mustang; ended up a Jeep

The casting and characterization kicked ass on this one. You loved the ones you were supposed to love, hated the ones you were supposed to hate, forgave when you were supposed to, got pissed off when you were supposed to, hurt when you were supposed to... during the first part of this film, I felt very much like a very willing Pinocchio. I allowed the film to lead me and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Not just the story, but the scenery, the conflict, the culture, the emotions, the unexpectedness of it all--even the flapping of kite material up in the sky. It was magnificent. (Never thought I'd be that excited about watching kites fly around, but there ya go.)

The return trip of this film, however, felt a little more like one of the "cut" kites, spiraling out of control and fluttering aimlessly to the ground. Not that it was horrible, really. Just very predictable, all the pieces fitting together with the annoying precision of a jigsaw puzzle... except there wasn't anybody really fitting them together--they just sort of placed themselves in the right spots with little effort or thought. And that automated perfection made for a very dull ending to what was leading up to possibly being one of my all-time favorite films.

Bottom line: Half-original, half-cliche. Better than soy, I suppose, but still not the real thing.

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Apr 3, 2008 2:39 AM
Im amazed at how many cast members names I cant even begin to pronounce..
Apr 3, 2008 9:06 PM
It was refreshing to see all new faces... although the dad looked vaguely familiar, and I hope to see him again in something else. The little boys were awesome, too.

Bobby B
Apr 4, 2008 3:09 AM
You DO have a way of expressing yourself, lady. Very funny. Again.

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