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Re: The Karate Kid (2010)
« on: April 12, 2013, 08:58:18 pm »
I had originally planned on watching the remake as part of my recent Karate Kid Marathon. But the Library dropped the ball by delaying sending me my copy of the movie by a week. No one had it on hold, so I thought that I would have gotten it by the time I finished off The Next Karate Kid. Anyway, the marathon is still fresh in my memory that I can finally placed this within the original four and give it some context of how it holds up.

Right off the bat, the remake plays even better this second time around. Why? Gone is the baggage of trying to compare it to the original classic from 1984. Here, I can just watched the movie for what it is and what it is, is awesome. I just think Jaden's performance is heartfelt and genuine, the same goes for Jackie Chan. The bonus for me is watching Taraji P. Henson. I have become a huge fan of hers from Person Of Interest and when I originally watched the remake, I really didn't have much invested in her as a fan. But now, it just feels like I have seen her in everything and she is great in them all.

I wouldn't object to them making another one to pick up from the remake. All I hope for is that it's an original story where they take it someplace new, whatever that may be. No need to remake The Karate Kid, Part II. Just expand it and bring something new to the franchise. If they do decide to make a sequel (or two), I hope they do it soon. Nothing would be odder than seeing Jaden with a growth spurt where he packs on 30 pounds and is 4 feet taller than he is in this film.

I still stand behind my original review.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2013, 09:01:07 pm by Chiprocks1 »
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