So who hasnt watched the original Karate Kid or at least heard about it?
Well guess what? They’re remaking it!
Yes its true that Hollywood is stuggeling to come up with its own original ideas and has taken to making ‘remakes of classics’ and cashing in on the ‘based on a book’ trend, BUT this looks cool.
Jackie Chan plays Mister Miyagi, wasn’t sure whether Jackie Chan was capable of keeping a straight face. The original Mister Miyagi was stunning, so I hope that Chan takes the character and makes it his own rather than trying to compete with the original.
It is Daniel-san that has had the biggest make over. Firstly, we actaully get a kid playing the correct age, not a 20 year old trying to be 13! (I might be exagerating the ages, but its something along those lines). Secondly, Daniel-san is black and has been renamed Dre. Ok, now I’m a bit worried, I don’t want to see a little ‘wannabe gangsta’ learning karate, that’s just wrong! Well fear not, Dre is played by the ever cute ever talented son of movie royalty, JADEN SMITH. If you have no clue who he is or who his parents are, please just leave! Another change is that instead of being set in America, our Dre travels to Beijing ( I think thats right). Somehow that just feels more appropriate a setting.
So whithout further ado, I present to you the trailer. It looks to be a fun and exciting movie. I might even pretend it’s not a remake. 🙂