Karate Kid, the Remake


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Remember the 1984 movie Karate Kid with Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita? Well, it's going to have a remake, featuring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son). From Monsters and Critics:

Jaden Smith's character moves to Beijing with his mother, where he encounters a bully situation similar to Macchio's in his new locale. Smith's character will be named Dre instead of Daniel, and take lessons from Chinese martial arts master Mr. Han, played by Jackie Chan.

Whereas Daniel Larusso and his mother only faced a regional move across the United States in the the first film, the producers say the script will integrate language barriers and an international collision of world views into the bully-victim-turned-martial-artist tale.

Now, take a look at the trailer and tell me, shouldn't that be "kung fu" kid instead?


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you guys need to get a life and quit ragging on people you have no rite to judge others. so do me and all the world a favor........SHUT UP !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Jackie Chan is fine for casting, Jaden Smith is absolutely horrible! Big time hollywood star trying to make son a star as well. Sorry folks, this kid can't pull it off. Maybe in a few years he could pull off some role but I just can't stand the casting. Why mess with the original so much and then call it the same thing? Boooo to Hollywood for ruining this great 80's movie.
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It may end up being called "the kung-fu kid" according to jackie chan. (http://jadensmith.org/?p=25) - - - I don't see what the big deal it; if it's called "the Karate Kid" - so what? That's just marketing. How many people complained about The Karate Kids that came after part 2 (which were quite horrible.) It's actually quite different from the original. It's also going to go head-to-head with the A-Team remake; both are opening on the same day! Going to be a greta big 80's day at the theatres =) I like Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan's casting. Breaths some new life into it.
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