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Karate Kid

March 1, 2010

Given the latest events happening around us as of late (e.g. purchase of the Advertiser, tsunami worries, etc.), heaven knows we’re in need of a “Fun Day Monday” up in hurr. But instead of my usual silly nonsense, let’s do a little sumthin’ sumthin’ that most of us can agree is actually entertaining: movies. ­čśŤ

In June, Sony pictures is releasing a remade version of the cult classic Karate Kid. Check it:


Karate Kid (2010)

Whatchu t’ink? Personally, it looks pretty ridiculous. Though the music and editing and epic scenery makes it look somewhat watchable, it’s not even close to being interesting to me. Not only is Jaden Smith (Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith’s son) and Jackie Chan totally unbelievable (in a bad way) in their respective roles, I’m still not even sure why they used the name “Karate” Kid because they are using Kung Fu as the martial art. Am I alone on this? Do you guys actually wanna see this?

Now, here’s a looksee at the O.G. Karate Kid trailer:


Karate Kid (1984)

Still a bit dramatized and Hollywood-ish, but at least it’s a little more believable. Definitely a must watch and makes me wish it was never redone.

Talk to me!
* Do you think the original Karate Kid is a must-see cult classic?
* Favorite line from Karate Kid? (here’s some help)
* Are you interested in watching the new Karate Kid movie?
* What are some old movies you’d love to see redone?
* Which actors would you hire to play what roles?

Please help me say a prayer for all Advertiser and Star Bulletin employees in this unsure time of theirs. In the meantime, have a great week all, and check out my latest AroundHawaii article (which included a visit to the United Fishing Agency Honolulu Fish Auction):

Poke Paradise - Experiencing the Best Poke Around Hawaii - Part III
Poke Paradise – Experiencing the Best Poke Around Hawaii – Part III

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