Sunday, 27 December 2009

The Karate Kid

I loved The Karate Kid which was released back in 1985 and I still do, so I was pretty perplexed when I heard that there was a new Karate Kid film on the block. After the huge success of Karate Kid two other follow ups were produced but they were all car crashes. There was even The Next Karate Kid starring a fresh faced Hilary Swank but that was a huge flop. So when I spotted a link in Twitter for the trailer of the new movie I was not expecting much. Take my words the all new Karate Kid looks like a lot of fun. It stars Jaden Smith better known as son of Will Smith and co-star of The Pursuit of Happyness. He plays Dre Parker whose perfect life is interrupted when he is uprooted to Bejing after his actress mother, played by Taraji P. Henson lands a role in a big movie. However things do not go smoothly for Dre when he makes an enemy out of the school bully who proceeds to make his life a living hell. Totally isolated he has no one to turn to till he meets his messiah in the form of Mr Han played by Jackie Chan. Mr Han introduces him to the philosophy of Kung Fu and teaches him how to empower himself. The film is produced by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett themselves and I say they have done a cracking job.

The Karate Kid is released in the US in June 2010.

Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.

4 cool comments:

The Lady's Lounge said...

I'm one of those babies who can't stand re-makes. I don't know why but I feel like it's disrespectful or I said...I'm a baby.

SoFrolushes said...

It looks better than I expected. However Hollywood needs to stop remaking the past so frequently. Getting bored of classics being remade. Still mad at holywood for what they did to Hairspray!!!

I do wonder if Jaden Smith would be such a successful child movie and screen actor if he was not of pinkett-smith stock. but hey thsi film looks like it has potential

Angel said...

Im with both ladies above, Hollywood needs to chill with the remakes.

However, this actually looks like it might be ok.

Tiffany said...

This movie looks really good.