Ralph Macchio is still charming AF as Daniel, but The Karate Kid, Part II is not nearly as charming as the original. It's a lot slower and a lot cheesier. (As I mentioned in my review, the original has barely aged a day, aside from the super 80's soundtrack. I wouldn't consider it cheesy at all.) While it was a very wise decision to shift the focus to Miyagi and move the setting to Okinawa, the conflict with Sato was nonsensical. Like, the dude was a maniac. The situation was cleverly diffused, but the character of Sato needed to be toned down a few notches. As Daniel pointed out, their lives were being threatened. Wtf was up with that?
If there's a reason to watch Part II, it's Daniel and Miyagi. For that reason, you better believe I'll be watching Part III.