Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Karate Kid Remake

Sony is remaking one of my favorite movies from the 80's "The Karate Kid" The film is being directed by Harold Zwart from a screenplay written by Chris Murphey. Will Smith's son Jaden will be playing the role of Daniel Larusso, who is taught karate from Mr. Miyagi, played by Jackie Chan.

I really liked the first 2 Karate Kid films with Ralph Macchio, but the 3rd film wasn't really that great. Seeing Daniel get bullied and beat up 3 different times then learning a new karate move that lets him turn the tables gets old after 3 films. I did enjoy "The Next Karate Kid" with Hillary Swank. Bringing in a new main character and having the character be a girl instead of a guy helped the 4th film be more enjoyable than the 3rd one.

I hope Sony does a good job with this film, but with Hollywood remaking everything under the sun it's always hit a miss with these movies. For example I loved "The Longest Yard" with Adam Sandler, but hated Tim Burton's "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory". And while I like a lot of Jackie Chan's films, I just have a hard time seeing him filling Pat Morita's shoes as Mr. Miyagi.

How do you feel about this remake? Looking forward to it or dreading it?

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