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The Karate Kid
A Challenge He Never Imagined. A Teacher He Never Expected.
12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
I finally watched the Karate Kid remake. I was very pleased to find out that it was the story all about how Jaden Smith's life got flipped turned upside down. You see, he was chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, shooting some b-ball outside of his school, when a couple of guys (who were up to no good) started making trouble in his neighbourhood. He got in one little fight, then his mum got scared, and said "You're gonna learn karate from the maintenance guy downstairs."
IT'S NOT EVEN KARATE, YOU TWATS!
This film is amazing.
It takes a bad eighties martial arts kiddie film and manages to make it even worse.
Talent apparently skips a generation.
Well, he'll probably never be poor. But it's sad that he'll have to make buckets of money without any real talent.
Can't review the new Kid without comparing it to the old Kid. New Kid seems more realistic and athletic....Old Kid was in his early 30s when he made the movie and weighed about 55 pounds. Old Kid Trainer was awesome and wax on wax off is classic. New Kid Trainer is good but jacket on jacket off did not work for me. Old Kid Bad Guys were vicious and easy to dislike. New Kid Bad Guys are mean but their teacher is the bad influence, otherwise they seem ok. Overall gotta give the edge to Old Kid...but New Kid is entertaining. Sounds like a review for Looper.
How many American children can relate to the alienation of moving to China, getting beaten up and then training for gladiatorial-esque battles in which punching the other kid in the face earns you a point?
Probably every kid in America. Definitely every kid in America. Sure, everyone can relate to being bullied, that's normal, and that's somewhat something you can move with, but why does an American kid win against a bunch of Chinese kids at their own game? Not because he's any good. Nope. It's all because of the fact that the teacher of his rivals is a bit of a cunt. And Jackie Chan is a wise master of great skill and wisdom. Of course Jackie Chan is…
Meh...my fondness for Jackie Chan out weighs my apathy for Jaden Smith.
Not great acting, with the exception of Jackie. And the score...wow...I normally don't notice, but when I do, it's usually bad. This was the worst!! Lady Gaga, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, John Mayer, to name few, with proverbial icing on musical crap cake being Justin Bieber at the beginning of the credit roll.
Despite all of the bad, it did have some neat visuals like the temple at the top of the mountain and the stairs leading up to it. And the fighting is always fun to watch.
"Kung-fu is in everything."
(2010년 6월 3일에 쓴 글)
2년쯤 전 <베스트 키드>가 리메이크된다는 소식을 들었을 때, 나는 퍽 냉소했다. 제아무리 윌 스미스가 제작자로 나선다고 해도, 오리지널 영화는 너무나 80년대다운 영화여서 2000년대에는 먹히지 않을 거라고 생각했으니까. 더욱이 무대를 중국으로 옮긴다니, 그건 더 이상 카라테를 소재로 한 영화가 아니지 않겠는가 싶기도 했다(잘 알려져 있다시피 이 영화의 원제는 '카라테 키드'이다). 소니 픽처스와 윌 스미스는 대체 뭘 노리는 것일까. 심지어는 ''카라테 키드'에 다른 누구도 아닌 성룡이 사부 역으로 출연한다니 그에겐 굴욕적인 일이지 않을까'라는 오지랖 쩌는 생각마저 들기도 했다. 그리고 시간이 흘러 2010년판 <카라테 키드>, 아니, <베스트 키드>를 보았다. 당초의 시니컬했던 나의 태도는 누그러졌고, 소니와 스미스의 복안에 감탄하게 되었다.
일단, 영화 자체부터. 2010년판 <베스트 키드>는 준수하게 만들어진 성장영화이다. 현실의 급격한 변화와 그 쓰라림에 치이던 한 소년이 현명한 스승의…
UGH. The longer this went on, and it was not a short movie, the longer I hated it. The end credits made it feel as though the Smith family enrolled Jaden in karate and then wanted to make a movie about it. The production value isn't bad, but this is such a worthless remake. Kudos for casting diversity and having a black lead, yes Jaden can be cute at times, but this brought nothing new to the table at all. If they made more films in this series, then I might be more on board. As it stands, one remake of a far superior original film makes no sense to me. Also, Jackie Chan is pretty good and gives and understated performance. His new training tactics however, "put the jacket on, take the jacket off" make little sense and are no better than the original "Wax on, wax off." The movie made me angrier than it should have.
3 Stjerner for en fantastisk spillende Jackie Chan, minus 2 stjerner for den subtile racisme og det stærkt Amerikaniserede remake.. Dog plus 1 stjerne for lettere god underholdning.
Et unødvendigt remake af en klassisk 80´er film.
It's not a completely wasted effort thanks to some nice production value and decent acting, but The Karate Kid is a much inferior product in comparison to the original thanks to less believable character transformations and characters that aren't as relatable.
IT'S NOT EVEN KARATE, YOU TWATS!
σαν το whiplash. αλλα με καρατε. και χειροτερο.
I thought this movie gonna sucks. But I was wrong. I enjoyed it.
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