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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
I'm a die-hard fan of the original and I even love each sequel, shitty as they each were, so I was more skeptical than most about the remake. Will Smith's kid? China?

I loved it! The Karate Kid (2010) is better than II, III, and The Next Karate Kid combined. Though it wouldn't exist at all without the original, it's as overall good as the original, and in a few ways it's even better.

Full review with SPOILERS:

http://www.backofthehead.com/2010/06/karate-kid.html



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You know one of the reasons I hold your reviews with so much respect? It's because you're not afraid to say "I like this a lot" even when other people say "meh" or "disappointment".

This is one more example. I doubt I'll see this in the threatre, but your review has made me think about renting the DVD.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.73
I co-sign everything El Nastio just said. I liked the Karate Kid movies, and I even liked Will Smith's kid in Pursuit of Happyness, but I had no plans to see this movie whatsoever. I figured it was targeted at a much younger audience and I'd probably hate it. Thanks to this review, however, I'll probably give it a shot (albeit probably on BluRay).

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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.42
Thanks, guys. Yeah, Jaden Smith is 12 and his enemies and friends are 12 in the movie, but it's not a "kid's movie". It has the EXACT same themes as the original Karate Kid. It's really a love letter to the original and its fans, just telling the story with new players and a new setting. Like a really good cover of a classic song.

Oh, and I didn't really want to see it either. My 10 year old nephew wanted to see it and I figured since he's that age and he takes karate, it was made for him so I took him to the movie. He liked it and it worked for him, but, knowing and loving the original like I do, it worked even more for me. (I hope my nephew is never beaten up at school the way Will Smith's kid is. I'm no Jackie Chan.)

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#5 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.22
    Originally posted by John Orquiola
    Thanks, guys. Yeah, Jaden Smith is 12 and his enemies and friends are 12 in the movie, but it's not a "kid's movie". It has the EXACT same themes as the original Karate Kid. It's really a love letter to the original and its fans, just telling the story with new players and a new setting. Like a really good cover of a classic song.

    Oh, and I didn't really want to see it either. My 10 year old nephew wanted to see it and I figured since he's that age and he takes karate, it was made for him so I took him to the movie. He liked it and it worked for him, but, knowing and loving the original like I do, it worked even more for me. (I hope my nephew is never beaten up at school the way Will Smith's kid is. I'm no Jackie Chan.)

    (edited by John Orquiola on 21.6.10 1149)


This is sort of what I'm experiencing right now with War for Cybertron. I've been playing the demo on the 360 and telling people "guys, this is TIGHT!". The youth at my Church and younger crowd online think it's a good game and they'll get the retail version.....but they're missing the nuances that I'm getting out of it as a 28 year old man who grew up loving all things Transformers. The company developing it have added so much and so many call backs (according to the previews online) it has me truly looking forward to the full version (OUT TOMORROW).

Back to the Karate Kid, Jackie Chan is Jackie Chan. I'm so happy he's in a good role in a good movie. I wonder if he'll do roles like this more often now he's getting a bit older.



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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.86
I did not enjoy the slagging of Karate Kid II from John O. That was a great film. Now KK III and the Hilary Swank movies...oof they sucked out loud.

As for this movie, I'm not gonna see it. Ever.



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My fourteen year old son thought this movie was lame. I have not seen it and I probably won't, despite John's positive take.




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