The Karate Kid-A Movie Review

 So recently I had the pleasure of sitting down with the husband for a movie night. And I have to admit I wasn't to thrilled to watch the newest version of The Karate Kid. I mean I'm a child of the 80's. So the original Karate Kid is what I grew up on. So I had mixed emotions about watching the newest remake of it.

And to top it off, I'm not a big television watcher either, so to get me to sit still for the duration of a movie is a feat in itself. But reluctantly I did. And I have to admit that, overall, I liked it. But was a bit disappointed as well.

The makers of the newest Karate Kid could have made an entirely different story line. But they followed the old one almost to a "T" and to me that is a bit disappointing. Because that meant from the moment it started I knew what was going to happen minute by minute. That is the thing I hate most about remakes of movies. They weren't original in the making of it at all. Granted there were a few things that were different about it. But not much. Thus making the movie predicting and boring to me. I don't want to watch a movie and be able to predict and know what it going to happen frame by frame. And that is exactly what it was, a prediction frame by frame.

Thus this is how the movie went :

Boy moves -  in the old one he moved across the country, the new one across the world

Boy meets friend on first day - nothing different there

Boy meets girl - the first one on a beach, this one in a park in China

Boy gets beat up over girl - nothing new there

Boy gets tormented by other boys

Boy meets person who will teach him Kung Fu - Different people but same story line

Boy trains for tournament

Boy wins tournament

All in all the exact same movie that was made in the 80's just different people and a different location.

Thus ending my movie review. Not impressed all in all but did enjoy it to an extent.

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ghomefitness 6 years ago from Chicago,IL

Did they have the same great one liners? "Always look eye!" "Wax on Wax off!" and "karate yes good, karate no good, karate so-so splat!"


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gqgirl 6 years ago from Georgia Author

@ghomefitness - Didn't notice to many of the same old one liners. But it wasn't the wax on wax off. It was hang up, take down, put on.... LOL


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rui paiva 6 years ago from Somewhere in the world

From what you describe the movie does not seem very appealing to see. But I feel a certain nostalgia for these remakes of films that were important to many adolescents.

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