Here I am again with another post overdue. Heh.
Long, long ago (since this is an overdue post), I went to the premiere screening of The Karate Kid thanks to maybe-you-know-maybe-you-don’t-who. Now to skip long introduction and get to the point, here are some thoughts at the end of the movie:
They say it’s a remake of The Karate Kid in 1984 but it appears more like a tribute or an acknowledgment of the legendary movie. This 2010 movie has nothing to do with Karate to begin with. It was KUNG FU all the way.
I never liked this guy. Personal grudge. Next!
Isn’t he the sweetest thing?! But I think he overplayed his character in the first scene where he was about to leave for Beijing. Probably he wanted to leave a good first impression but boy, you tried too hard! BUT as the movie progress, I think he became more comfortable and it seemed more natural for him to play the character. He's funny, witty and cute!
I thought the storyline was pretty obvious and laid back. Fight scenes were not too heavy for the heart or brain to accept. I heard some people leaving the cinema expressing their disappointment that there were not enough fighting scene. Hey, mind you again, this is NOT and has NEVER BEEN an action movie, okay? So if you’re expecting some shirt-soaked-in-blood scene, you’re at the wrong hall dude. This is for the kids, for the free-spirited teenagers, and for the working adults who just want to get their mind off work. Yeahh!
But one scene I can never understand is when Mr Han (Jackie Chan) talks about his past. I could not relate the importance of that scene to any part of the movie. Probably the directors thought, "Hey, let's play some emotions and show that there can be a special bond between Mr Han and Dre Parker (Jaden Smith)" and "Ohh, let's make Jackie weep like a baby!" and "Ahh, let's make Jaden pull Jackie to that corner and start practicing Kung Fu and whoosh, Jackie stops weeping!". Well, the directors thought WRONG. That scene was LAME, period. It wasted a good 15 minutes, thank you.
Minus that one LAME scene, I enjoyed the rest of the movie. I won't say it's a GRRREAT movie, but it's still worth watching! I'd rate this as 3.85 out of 5. Unlike Bounty Hunter, ergh, I won't even bother to conclude that movie in a single post because it’s just not worthy! Plus, this is Jaden Smith's first big screen appearance! If you have enjoyed watching Will Smith in the past, you will enjoy watching his lil' son. Jaden is so much like daddy! *winks*
* Going for the premiere screening of She's Out of My League tonight! Yeay!