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The Karate Kid, Part II
This time, the combat is real.
Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr. Miyagi's dying father. After arriving Mr. Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival who he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time, Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Man, the motion filter on my sweet 65" TV made this film look sooooooooooo smooth. I pulled this standard def DVD off my sun-kissed shelves and sat down for a no slow film-rate bullshit, smooth ride through a favorite flick. Life is good when you're livin' free!
I probably haven't seen this movie in 20 years. Bur when I watched one scene from this (surprisingly not terrible) sequel in particular -- a tea ceremony between Daniel and Kumiko -- I was hit with this rush of memories, as if I'd just watched it 2 months ago.
Movies are cool.
It's like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago. Kumiko what a cutie pie!
they crop up from time to time, but this doesn't do anything with threads about western values disrupting Japanese traditions post-war, or Daniel's surrogate father relationship with Miyagi (whose story the film should be instead of a bland teenage romance), or his continued martial arts training. the major conflict between the Japanese characters is resolved first with a deus ex machina hurricane, then with an argument in English followed by a fight with an American kid. pretty junky sequel.
I know a lot of people who look at this review and see the number of stars will scoff at the rating but please, stop and think first. I just rewatched this for the first time in probably fifteen years. I grew up as a child of the eighties and the Karate Kid was one of my first cinema heroes. I didn't realise how I would feel about it when i revisited it as an adult...but here I sit, quietly impressed. It reminded me of the Temple of Doom in terms of prowess of a sequel.
Yes, the basic key events are there from the first one but this does so much more. This is a character study about friendship,…
Film Two in Daryl's December Challenge.
The Dancing Kid??
Where's the Karate kid??...
For the lack of karate, we do still get some pleasing amounts of violence. Pleasing in small amounts sadly. This has the feel of a movie that would appear on True Movies, or other channels like that. It's basically a TV movie.
But it's a TV movie with Mr Miyagi.
And that is fucking brilliant.
i saw this picture when i was young! i liked it as i also liked the first episode although Maccio can not act! Real bad actor !
Not enough karate.
First rewatch after seeing on the original video release, my memory of the film was always one of being impressed by the opening and climax but left very cold by the end. Sadly, I'm pretty much in agreement on this watch. After the amusing (if surprisingly brutal) comeuppance of the Cobra Kai leader, the film quickly makes excuses for the absence of most of the lead cast from the original. Rather than take any logical character steps, Daniel and Miyagi head for "Japan" (painfully obviously shot in the US) where Daniel essentially repeats the character beats from the original. Miyagi gets more to do, but it's cliched and dull throughout.
The film is rescued by a few good scenes and solid central performances, but it's a long, long way down from the original.
If you liked the first film, you may like the second one, set in Japan.
The green screen is real.
First half, surprisingly good and promising. Sadly, the film jumps the shark in a huge way. Should this have been made? Not sure. Still, I'd watch as many Karate Kid movies as Hollywood wants.
Actually a much better film in many ways to the first movie. Set in Okinawa this time around it has Daniel travelling to meet Mr Miyagi's dying father. Nice movie
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