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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.
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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!
The Karate Kid, Part II takes an enormous dive in quality after the very fun and heartwarming original. Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi visit Okinawa to say goodbye to Miyagi's (probably 100+ year old) dying dad. And when I say Okinawa, I mean Hawaii. I know that this is a film for kids, but damn it, I couldn't handle the fake locations and the way Japanese characters spoke English to each other. Just throw some subtitles on the screen for the scenes where Daniel isn't around and there's no reason for them to be speaking English! Stupid pet peeves aside, even though the stakes are higher in this (a childhood frenemy wants to fight Miyagi to the death and tear down…
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.
The Karate Kid, Part II offers a surprising amount of character development and story when it's not being a derivative retread of plot points from its predecessor.
It may not be up to it's dynamic predecessor but I still enjoy watching this when I just want to turn off my brain for a little 80's flashback.
It's like a knight in shining armor
From a long time ago. Kumiko what a cutie pie!
I do like this film quite a bit but it's no where near as great as the first film.
I love this film, even with all the cheese and forced plot points it's just such a wonderful and feel good movie and once again Pat Morita is amazing as this beloved character. I almost like this as much as the first one.
I was never a fan of this sequel and over thirty years later, I still don't like it. It had the potential for a double kick ass finale, with both Miyagi and Danielson having scores to settle. The only highlight for me is Peter Cetera's Glory Of Love.
This sequel is a great disappointment.
The story is that Mr. Miyagi must return to his hometown in Okinawa to visit his dying father, and Daniel-san insists on accompanying him.
Once there, both of them are challenged to duels to the death...which, it turns out, is the reason that Mr. Miyagi had left Okinawa in the first place decades earlier.
My problems with this movie are:
● the plot is weak,
● the acting is cringe-worthy,
● the story is very unrealistic,
● though the story takes place in 1980's Okinawa, Japan...it's obviously filmed in a studio in…
my least favorite out of the first 3 films.
Unapologetically, unironically the best KK movie ever.
After defeating Cobra Kai in the first movie, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and Myiagi (Pat Morita) travel to the latter's home in Okinawa, Japan, where a new romance and a new, deadlier rivalry awaits Daniel. A step down from the original, most of this sequel is a slight retread of its predecessor but luckily, it's saved by a exciting climactic showdown between Daniel and his new nemesis. "The Karate Kid Part II" is a entertaining but less-than-memorable follow-up.
The acting is just as good as in the first one. Same can't be said for the story. It's not bad but some scenes made me cringe. Things happen a little bit too conveniently.
Good soundtrack. Especially if one is a fan of 80's music.
Daniel-San viaja a Japón y ya no es lo mismo. Además, qué es eso de que llegue un gringo a ganarles en karate a los japoneses. Es decir, puedo suspender mi incredulidad, pero no tanto. Esto no es ciencia ficción.
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