Anyone read/watched Kite Runner? Kinda a rant

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by flyingmonkeypoop, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I just watched the movie Kite Runner, and I disliked it. I read the book back in October not just once but 3 times because it was so good. I rented the movie tonight after having been on a waiting list. It sucked! Hassan doesnt have a hare-lip, they leave out the fight scene after they are in the gas tank thing, then when the fight between Assef and Amir happens, Amir barely gets beat up. I have learned to watch the movie first, then read the book. Sorry about the rant but just had to get it off my chest.
  2. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I read the book, but haven't seen the movie. I knew Hollywood would butcher it just like they do every great novel. It sounds like they took alot of the meats and bones out of this one.
  3. havi

    havi [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Si

    Mar 23, 2008
    Waco, Texas
    I havent read the book, but I watched the movie the other day. It was really sad (I'm a huge baby at sad movies) movie. [​IMG] I really want to read the book now. I try to stay away from the Oprah books, they seem to let me down a lot. Although I am really into the 'A New Earth' book. It seems to have 'awakened' me.
  4. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    Its not only the kite runner where the book is better-its a lot of movies. Just compare Steven Kings "Pet Cemetary" book and movie.
  5. flyingmonkeypoop

    flyingmonkeypoop Crowing

    Apr 30, 2007
    Deer Park Washington
    I read it in English class, at first I thought it would be a dumb book, but I loved it. I liked it so much that I also read his other book A Thousand Splendid Suns. He is a great author.
  6. DouglasPeeps

    DouglasPeeps Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    I loved the book and was also a little disappointed with the move. But I have to say, that it is almost always that way. A lot of times after my children have read a book we will also get the movie. The last one was The Hiding Place. My children usually comment that the book was so much better or I can't believe they left a particular part out. I always tell them that is the beauty of reading. Movies can't make the authors descriptions come to life. The discussions usually end with my children saying that they would much rather read then see the movie. (This makes their mommy very happy!!!)[​IMG]
  7. Smitty's Farm

    Smitty's Farm Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    St Clair County, Il
    WOW, that's a bummer about the movie. I haven't seen it yet, but I loved the book.
  8. BJ

    BJ Songster

    Mar 20, 2007
    Same thing with the Spiderwick Cronicles...the movie was horrible compared to the book. Stewart Little...same thing. My kids have learned not to have high expectations for the movie after reading the book. One of my boys refuses to watch a movie after the book for that very reason. I have to admit that Harry Potter has been very true to the book though.
  9. peepkeeper

    peepkeeper Songster

    Jul 5, 2007
    upstate New York
    The book was so good. That's Hollywood for ya, they think they have to dumb down everything. [​IMG]
  10. I read somewhere that the Movie The Kite Runner had to be changed because some of the content offended some people. I guess that is why if i like a book I really try NOT to watch the movie.

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