Saturday, September 20, 2008

Kite Runner


O.K. So I know I'm so behind the times on everything. Everyone has already read the book and seen the movie twice. I had little intention of doing either, but Jason was in Richfield with the girls and I was home looking for an on-demand movie. I wanted to watch Hairspray because Jason would never watch that with me, but it wasn't listed anymore, so I watched Kite Runner. It just ended. My eyes are red from crying. Wow. I really had no idea what this story was all about. After watching it, here is what I'm thinking/feeling:

1. Wow. I am so THANKFUL to live in America. I can't even put enough bold, italics, underlining, etc to emphasize that. When I see countries like that and the...atrocities (that is such a weak word for what was portrayed) that go on there, I am SO humbled and realize (for the millionth time) how much I truly take for granted every day. Even with all the political meyham going on right now - and the financial crisis that is going on - I would take it ANY DAY. At least there aren't people driving around in the back of cars with automatic guns - ready to shoot anyone not dressed exactly right.

2. I am ANGRY! I'm sorry but whenever I see, hear about, read about a child being hurt, I get ANGRY! WHO has the RIGHT?! Ok - deep breath - I know it was a movie, but it happens. I hear it in the news right here in Salt Lake City. It ANGERS me.

3. The movie makes me want to stand up for something. It makes me want to be like Hassan. Wow - for not believing in Christ, he sure demonstrated so many Christlike qualities. Talk about turning the other cheek. What an amazing person and friend.

There you have it. Now I want to read the book, although that's kind of backwards. I did think the movie was very well done - although I did fast-forward a couple parts.

5 comments:

Patricia Potts said...

Heidi,
I'm behind the times too. I still haven't seen the movie or read the book. Thanks for the review. I'll keep my eyes open for when it is available. Thanks for your insight. Love, mom

Marta said...

The book has even more sad parts, but the story is soooo good! It is even harder to bear than the movie, but more redeeming as well. I would highly recommend it!

Get Hooked said...

I'm so out of touch with things. I use to be pretty with it. I knew of and saw most movies, I stayed pretty caught up with current events. I knew all the new songs on the radio. But three and a half years ago I lost it all. I guess if you are three and a half or younger I'm still totally in touch. I can sing Old McDonald, Wheels on the Bus, Head Shoulder Knees and Toes, etc. with the best of them.

I had never heard of Kite Runner. I can't even tell you what movies are in the theaters these days. I don't know what I'd do with myself with a day without kids. A good cry by yourself actually sounds like fun. Hope you laughed to while the kids were away.

Melissa said...

I've actually never seen it or read it......sounds like I need to

Gardners Glad Tidings said...

AMEN! I get so upset when I hear about people hurting children disgust and rage fills me up and I burst into tears at the thought- What right indeed?! I haven't seen the movie yet, but I am on my way to rent it right now, warming up the car....
Glad all is well.