Okay boys and girls! I know that so many of us curl up in fear at the idea of remaking a movie like the Karate Kid. I know it probably causes scrotums all over the world to shrink up inside us and shed a tear, but you know what? It’s happening. There’s no point in arguing. You just need to remember that our classic is still alive. Me myself, I’m going to try and embrace this new imagining of one of my favorite classic eighties flicks.
So let’s see. Karate just isn’t as cool as Kung Fu, so that makes sense, but then maybe it should be called the Kung Fu Kid? Or maybe this is some year 2010 type karate shit that I ain’t never seen before! Placing it in Hong Kong seems like a good choice. I mean that’s like combining the first and second movies and part two in Okinawa was pretty bad ass!
The cast looks cool. I mean, little Smith looks like he’s putting in work to do some of this stuff, Jackie Chan is just always cool and you could do a hell of a lot worse than having Taraji P. Henson as your mom!
My criticisms are simply that it looks like he becomes the freakin’ Iron Monkey or Neo or some shit before this movie’s over! But I guess “wax on, wax off” won’t sustain an audiences attention anymore.
And here’s the original trailer from 1984!