Yep, you guessed it… ANOTHER REMAKE that does not need remade. Why, oh why can’t people be ORIGINAL!?!? I did enjoy the first two Karate Kid movies… they went downhill after that. I wonder if Hilary Swank holds her turn as The Next Karate Kid in high regard.
I guess there are changes in the plot line: Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. Well.. single mother forced to move, kid embraces martial arts taught by a master. The fact that the master is changed to Chinese and not Japanese changes little. The fact that the stage goes to the Orient in the first movie instead of the sequel… well, maybe we will be saved from a sequel.
Looking at the cast list, I was shocked to see Jaden Smith (son of Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith) at the top of the list. I then looked at the creative geniuses behind the endeavor. Imagine my astonishement when I saw both of the Smiths listed as two of the FIVE PRODUCERS?! Really… do we need 5 producers to make a remake of a 25 year old movie? Oh… and if you have been wondering what has happened to the long-forgotten (at least by me) Jackie Chan look no further.
So, lets see if Hollywood can bring us any good movies for the summer.