Hello my fellow internutterz!
Before I start this review I give you all fare warning that I will include *SPOILERZ*. So if you are the type that doesnt like spoilerz then please read no further.
Ok so I went to see Karate Kid Starring Jackie Chan (a.k.a The new Mr. Miyagi) and Jaden Smith. If I were to describe the movie in one word I would definetly say EPIC! But then there would be no reason for a blog if I was only to use one word.
The movie begins with Dre (Jaden Smith) moving to China because his mother got a transfer due to her job working in the car manufacturing industry. Once in China, Dre makes an aqcuaintance with an english speaking fellow who gives Dre a piece of advice to learn some chinese now that he is living in China. Dre goes and hangs out at the playground and “plays” basketball but makes a fool of himself. I thought that bit was kinda cute cuz every new kid likes to act all tough when in actuality he/she knows nothing about the task at hand. While he is making a fool of himself he keeps looking at a cute chinese chick who is quietly sitting on a bench listening to Bach (Amazing Classical Violin)
Anyways, he finally plucks the courage to go and introduce himself and soon enough *insert dramatic evil music* Enter Mr. Bully. Now usually asians dont seem to open their eyes much but DAMN! these chinese kids when they scowl or get pissed their eyes are wide open! lol!
Well the next half hour or so is your usual bully verses new kid routine. I must say I did like the little prank Dre pulled on them. And of course Mr. Miyagi enters to save his life and take him in as a student. There was an interesting plot twist that happens but I guess they needed to find a way to get a scrawny kid like Dre into the tournament somehow. Of course once he becomes the student of Mr. Miyagi he trains, enters the tourney and wins.
Now for those who have seen the original Karate Kid here are some similarities that you will see.
First off, There is a bully involved. The bully has a teacher who is a straight up dick. They train and instead of doing house hold chores as training, Dre takes his jacket off and puts it back on. And finally Dre beats the Bully using The Crane technique (in this case the Cobra-staring-at-you-and-getting-inside-your-head technique).
All in all the movie was awesome. I did not do justice to the movie with this review mostly because there is a second story in the movie that you will just have to see to enjoy. It is what brings everything together.
Balphazar give Karate Kid a 5/5
What do you think? If you have seen the movie, let me know what you thought.