There's a new Karate Kid movie coming out in 2010 and I'm not sure how fans of the original are going to react.
Growing up I loved watching the Karate Kid. It had everything, comedy, action, villains, a love interest and a fly getting snatched by chopsticks. It had it all! It also provided great lines like "wax on, wax off" and "sweep the leg". There's actually a song about Johnny sweeping Daniel's leg:
I am curious about this new version. I am a big Jackie Chan fan and it will be interesting to see how his role, Mr. Han, will compare to the original Mr. Miyagi character. What I'm not all that excited about is Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son) getting cast as the Daniel Larusso character, although his name will be Dre Parker. When I watch the trailer I just keep focusing on how tiny he is and how he looks like a 6 year old! Maybe it's just me but even if a kid his size learned karate, would he really be able to hurt anyone with it? Also, will the crane kick make a comeback or will there be a different move that Dre uses to take down his competition? And if it's a special kick that he uses, will he be able to reach his opponents with it? Seriously, he's tiny. Maybe the twist will be that Mr. Han fights all of Dre's battles for him. That I could believe.