Wednesday, December 23, 2009

New Karate Kid Trailer

This is an interesting Trailer.  But I'm not quite sure what to think yet about 'Karate Kid'.  But, I'll try and be positive.

Personally, I think its great that they are trying to remake The Karate Kid.  Karate Kid was a film that I grew up and was one of the films that defined my generation.  I remember how everyone after the film released wanted to learn karate.  But, whether or not this film will have the same effect on this generation, I'm just not sure.  I do have some concerns with Jaden Smiths being the Karate Kid.

I know that many people absolutely hated Jaden Smith in 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', but I didn't personally mind him.  But to have Jaden as the lead in a film, I'm not sure if Jadin is quite ready for that yet.  Maybe if Jaden had a few more movies under his belt I personally would be a bit more comfortable,  but as of right now I am concerned about his ability.

Although, this film doesn't look all bad.  The fact that they have Jackie Chan in the film, gives me some hope for Karate Kid.  But he is no Pat Morita.  Don't get me wrong, Jackie's version of Mr. Miyagi isn't that all that bad, he just isn't going to bet the original. Sorry Jackie.

Another positive is that the aren't trying to 'reinvent the wheel' so to speak, as they've stuck with the same story.  I find that unless your able to do a better story for a remake your probably better off staying with the story from the original.  Certainly there are some alterations here, but its essentially the same story.

In any case, I hope that Karate Kid does well.  What do you think about the trailer?

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