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#41 of 64 OFFLINE   Michael Elliott

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Posted November 14 2008 - 03:36 AM

People, we're talking THE KARATE KID here and not CASABLANCA. I love TKK but.... In fact this thread has made me want to go back and watch all four. Posted Image

As for some saying kids should already want to watch TKK, yeah right. That's like saying people in their 60s should want to listen to Master P.

As someone "young", I find it a lot easier to get my younger friends to try classic films than older ones. It's my older friends/family who are hard headed in their ways and refuse to try anything new and instead just watching stuff they've been watching the past thirty years. With my younger friends, they'll at least try something different.

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Posted November 14 2008 - 03:53 AM

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People, we're talking THE KARATE KID here and not CASABLANCA.

Casablanca bored me the 3 times I watched it. The Karate Kid had me doing crane kicks in the schoolyard. It wins.

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Posted November 14 2008 - 04:33 AM

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Casablanca bored me the 3 times I watched it. The Karate Kid had me doing crane kicks in the schoolyard. It wins.

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Admit it Russell. You STILL are doing crane kicks in your backyard. Posted Image

Also, you have to feel bad for William Zabka. Almost every role he played. He was a jerk. He could be the nicest guy off camera. But, everytime you see him. You think of him being an arse. Posted Image
Bring back John Doe! Or at least resolve the cliff-hanger with a 2hr movie or as an extra on a dvd release.

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Posted November 14 2008 - 07:49 AM

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As for some saying kids should already want to watch TKK, yeah right. That's like saying people in their 60s should want to listen to Master P.

I never actually said that kids should already want to see it, I said that the parents should already want to show it to them.
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Posted November 14 2008 - 09:05 AM

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Admit it Russell. You STILL are doing crane kicks in your backyard. Posted Image

Also, you have to feel bad for William Zabka. Almost every role he played. He was a jerk. He could be the nicest guy off camera. But, everytime you see him. You think of him being an arse. Posted Image

Bald, fat and 34, still rocking the mutha F*ckin' crane kick! Posted Image

this was a funny thing on Zabka. From Patton Oswalts website.

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Posted November 14 2008 - 09:11 AM

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I never actually said that kids should already want to see it, I said that the parents should already want to show it to them.

Some parents don't want them to watch a rather violent and foul-mouthed film. Some of those PG rated films from 1970-84 are rather not so kid friendly these days.

Not to mention another aspect but there are very few films out there for black kids. Yes, there's plenty of white entertainment but I think Smith would try doing something bigger with this by making the hero a black child. Not too many of these films out there.

Either way $$$$$$$$$

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Posted November 14 2008 - 09:53 AM

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Some parents don't want them to watch a rather violent and foul-mouthed film. Some of those PG rated films from 1970-84 are rather not so kid friendly these days.

Well that's a whole other issue and one that i'm not touching as it will provide me with a whole weeks worth of aggravation. All this sensitivity to films these days gets on my freakin' nerves.

I watched them and I turned out well, I don't swear like a trucker and i'm not a psychopath.

Anyway the violence in the film isn't as bad as it could have been...

Check out the Mortal Kombat 'Flawless Victory' ending (turn down the volume on your speakers, though, whomever created this recorded it way loud)...



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Posted November 14 2008 - 01:08 PM

Maybe they can base the movie on the DC Comics character instead.
/htf/images/misc/wikipedia.gif Karate Kid (comics).

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Posted November 17 2008 - 09:33 AM

We need a Karate Kid remake about as much as we need a True Grit remake.

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Posted November 17 2008 - 10:54 AM

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Posted November 19 2008 - 01:50 PM

there is only one karate kid that man is Ralph Macchio, if they thing he should do it and it should be like about his son being the next karate kid... but i hope Ralph Macchio makes a apperance in it

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Posted December 25 2009 - 10:13 AM

Trailer:

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=61785

Garbage.  Let's see if anyone gets how they took an unplanned joke from the original and made it intentional here:

"Wax on.  Wax off."

to

"Jacket off."




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Posted December 25 2009 - 03:21 PM

Oh dear lord.

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Posted December 25 2009 - 05:36 PM

Ha. That joke never occurred to me.

The biggest problem I have at this point is that it's called "Karate Kid" when they're practicing kung fu (or wushu).
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Posted December 27 2009 - 12:12 PM

This is a pretty funny review of the trailer (as well as some other trailers)
http://thatguywiththeglasses.com/videolinks/teamt/dw/tf/15202-ep012


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Posted December 27 2009 - 12:36 PM

His observation about the flyswatter scene clicked with me and I actually felt a sting of anger right there.

They took an honest and original scene and purposefully twisted it all around until now it means nothing and serves no other purpose except to get a laugh.

To me that is this film in a nutshell.

Lastly it feels about as warm as a cold winters night and about as charming as an angry Cobra.

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Posted December 27 2009 - 12:40 PM

Personally, I'm disappointed that for all the criticism on the blogs I subscribe to, the only one to mention the kung fu vs. karate problem is a site that deals exclusively in martial arts movies. Maybe in the big scheme it's the least of the movie's problems, but it shouldn't be.

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Posted December 27 2009 - 12:56 PM

I also bet you a million dollars we'll go the whole film without hearing a single note of Zamfir's wonderful pan flute.

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Posted December 27 2009 - 01:02 PM



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They took an honest and original scene and purposefully twisted it all around until now it means nothing and serves no other purpose except to get a laugh.

To me that is this film in a nutshell.
They showcased that at least three times in the trailer:

First, when Daniel got to the apartments in Reseda, he found out they weren't going to live in the ocean paradise suggested by the apartment complex's name.  Here, the kid knows he's going to China and they still have him comment about Beverly Hills.  It was a natural thing in the original, but here it's just a conscious callback.

Second, the training in Karate Kid was a nice little surprise for the audience and Daniel.  Neither we nor he knew he was getting his lessons through his labor.  Here, instead of being smart enough to know we now know, they went for it anyway with an extremely contrived "jacket on" lesson.  A few years after the Karate Kid, there was a similar movie where Billy Blanks was a janitor training a kid to stand up for himself, and he had the kid swabbing out some toilets.  The kid was disgusted and annoyed, but then he said, "Oh, I get it.  This is like wax on, wax off!  This is my karate lesson!"  Blanks says, "No, it's called cleaning the toilet so I can finish my other work to make time for your lesson!"  Those filmmakers were aware enough to put a new spin on it.

Third, the fly thing.  It doesn't even make sense.  Why does he need to pull the fly off of the flyswatter, other than to trick us into thinking he was doing the Miyagi thing?

Other than that, the main problem is that the kid is far too young and the setting is far too alien.  Daniel was about to graduate high school, and had a high schooler's problems.  I don't care about what some eight-year-old is having to go through. 



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Posted December 27 2009 - 01:14 PM

You nailed it, Greg.

This is the first remake in awhile that I've truly despised with all my heart, the last one was that horrid, *HORRID* HORRID piece of blasphemy known as The Hitcher remake.

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