Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The Karate Kid

Countryside Cinema

It would have been better if it wasn't a remake. However, Karate Kid has such a great fomula you didn't mind many things being the same as the original. In fact, I kind of got upset that it wasn't exactly like the original, only with different characters in a different setting.
I though the main characters were too young. It's hard to relate to a love story with a 12 year old. Jaden Smith needs a new hair cut, he looks like a girl, no I mean he really looks like a girl. He needs also to stop acting in the same manner as his Dad. It just reinforces that he's too young to be an actor of his own making. Ok maybe I'm too picky, but it's just a thought. I thought Jackie Chan (who I'm not a big fan of) showed a great deal of emotion and acted very well, even if it was hard to understand him from time to time.

Do not expect this to be as good as the original because it's not, however I think they got it right. Just like the version from the 80's it highlights the music and stereotypes of it's time. Just like the 80's version it has a great story and formula to make you cheer for Daniel son the entire time...or whatever this new kid's name is. Maybe rent it, but you won't need to buy it.