Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Karate Kid Movie Review

Directed By: Harold Zwart Starring: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith Running Time: 140 Minutes It seems we are in the era of remake's. The Karate Kid being one of them. The original came out in 1984 and was a huge success and launched Ralph Macchio's acting career. When I heard they were making a remake to this movie I wasn't thrilled, then I found out that it wasn't going to be based on the art of Karate, but instead the Art of Kung Fu, I didn't think it was going to go over well. With that said, I was proved completely wrong. I thought this movie was fantastic. I Loved the storyline of it, almost a little more than the original. Jaden Smith was wonderful, and I can already see that he is going to be a wonderful actor when he gets older. Through out the film you can't help notice the likeness between him and his famous father, Will Smith. The two are very alike, and it was made clear in this film that Jaden inherited his fathers talents. This was a different ball game for Jackie Chan, We are used to him showing off his great Martial arts skills in his movies, but with "The Karate Kid" he took a step back and focused more on the teaching of Kung Fu so we really got to see his acting skills shine. I Think this role was perfect for Jackie Chan, Playing the Mentor was as a much as a treat for us as I'm sure it was for Jaden, and I think Jackie Chan gained a wider audience from this movie. This Movie has something for everyone, You'll Laugh and You'll Cry, and You'll leave the theatre wanting to Kick some Butt. One of the better remake's of a movie I have seen in a long time.I Give this
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