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Old 04-30-2010, 11:48 PM   #1
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:05 AM   #2
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:23 AM   #3
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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.
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Old 05-01-2010, 12:27 AM   #4
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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.
You know....... I feel the same.....
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:35 AM   #5
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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.
Agreed 1000%
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:57 AM   #6
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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.

! I hope your childhood comes through the experience ok in the end.
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Old 05-01-2010, 01:59 AM   #7
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Of course they're cashing in on the brand. I can play out the whole conversation in my head - could probably script it out and hit near 70% of the main phrases being used. They knew what the criticism would be, and they didn't care. They didn't want to have to re-brand. They'll tell you that The Karate Kid is a metaphor, which is true, but what it really is is an excellent brand.

This movie isn't film making history. It's "hey look, a modern day interpretation of a film already done - let's ring that register and launch the career of our newest young phenomenon."

And good for them. I'd take my boy to see it (if I think he's old enough to appreciate it). But you can be sure that he'll see the original first. Which means that I have to head to the DVD store to buy it. They ring the register again.

Cha. Ching.

The Karate Kid is a good experience. It'll be worth the money I drop on it just for the time I'll spend with my son, and watching him run around the house like he's The Karate Kid himself. And perhaps, he takes an interest in martial arts out of the experience. Then I might end up spending a lot more money.

Hmmm... maybe I should think about staying home after all!
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I detect a huge lack evil sensei.

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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.
Dude, first of all China and Japan are pretty much the same thing. Second, what don't you like about assault on minors, child romance and a young Carmello kickin some ass... I'm in!
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Dude, first of all China and Japan are pretty much the same thing. Second, what don't you like about assault on minors, child romance and a young Carmello kickin some ass... I'm in!
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They made it in China so they could use Jackie Chan. They couldn't make it in America because quite frankly the idea of a bunch of teenagers starting a karate gang is incredibly ridiculous. Even in the first one the idea was ridiculous. Also Jackie Chan adds immediate star power and China is beautiful place to film.

Just from watching this trailer I already have several problems. It looks to pretty for me. The beauty of the first one was the simplicity. They lived in a crappy apartment and everything about Daniel and where he lived was so ordinary that it made the story and his growth seem more extraordinary.

The acting looks terrible to me. In the first one Randee Heller and Ralph Machio played off each other really well and gave the film a nice "Lost in Yonkers" feel. Pat Morita did an amazing job playing the seemingly aloof Mr. Miyagi. And then of course you have Elizabeth Shue before she was big.

Now you have Will Smith's kid looking like Little Bow Wow 2.0, and too young play the teen angst that made Daniel's situation more believable. And I know that Taraji Henson was nominated for an Oscar in Benjamin Button, but those limp-wristed clips they used of her suggest her performance is going to be awful. It just feels like it's going to be a watered down Kung Fu movie.

And any Karate Kid movie without the Cobra Kai is going to suck.
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Dude, first of all China and Japan are pretty much the same thing. Second, what don't you like about assault on minors, child romance and a young Carmello kickin some ass... I'm in!
Ummm not even close.... Why because they are asians?
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i think this will be a lot like the new halloween movies. if a person saw them without ever having known the previous ones existed, it would be pretty good. but most will compare the them too much to really sorta relax and enjoy it.
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Old 05-01-2010, 08:24 AM   #15
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old karate kid way better, don't like this new kid
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Ummm not even close.... Why because they are asians?
He's never been to either one and is talking out of his ass.

He's one of these people:

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"Dude, I'm from Detroit" lmao.

I still drop the "wax on, wax off" reference every now and then. I don't see "put on the coat, take off the coat" becoming part of pop culture. lol
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This looks almost as bad as the new Brendan Frazer movie. Pass.

Bring on Iron Man 2 already.
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dude, first of all china and japan are pretty much the same thing. Second, what don't you like about assault on minors, child romance and a young carmello kickin some ass... I'm in!
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Wow, somebody actually got the sarcasm. Great!
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Wow, somebody actually got the sarcasm. Great!
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The ONLY reason it's called Karate Kid is to suck people in via the brand and because they ripped off part of the original story.

It has nothing to do with Karate. It's in China, not Japan. The kid learns wushu aka, kung fu.

Personally this new one pisses me off because it craps all over my childhood.
Now you know how I feel about the Star Trek movie that came out last year.
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Because this thread is lost without this:

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Now you know how I feel about the Star Trek movie that came out last year.
same thing, that star trek movie was pretty good, i liked it, but have zero affiliation to the old star trek show. people who like the show will not stop comparing the movie to the show and thus will hate it. if you view them as separate things, it would change your perspective, but at the same time if you are a huge star trek fan, im not sure you if could watch the new one without comparing it to the old one.
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Dumb idea. Do something original.
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