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So this isn't about Degrassi High, then?
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 9:09 PM on June 17, 2010


LOL at "The Kid somehow gets things tied up at 2-2, at which point, the Evil Sensei tells Chinese Billy Zabka to break the Karate Kid’s leg. “No mercy,” he says. Now that right there, that shit’s Chinese."
posted by wuwei at 9:59 PM on June 17, 2010


I haven't seen the movie or even the trailer but can someone explain to me why it's called The Karate Kid instead of The Kung Fu Kid because it's set in China not in Japan or Southern Cali and there's no Japanese people in it ok thanks.
posted by zardoz at 10:05 PM on June 17, 2010 [4 favorites]


Well that was probably more entertaining than watching the actual movie. Thanks!
posted by Mizu at 10:12 PM on June 17, 2010


...why it's called The Karate Kid instead of The Kung Fu Kid

Because smart people won't be buying tickets anyway.
posted by randomyahoo at 10:30 PM on June 17, 2010 [1 favorite]


I haven't seen the movie or even the trailer but can someone explain to me why it's called The Karate Kid instead of The Kung Fu Kid

Purely for the "brand name" of the original from which it steals - from memory - most of the climax. At least based on this recap.

It will be known as The Kung Fu Kid in Asian markets, though.
posted by crossoverman at 10:33 PM on June 17, 2010


Well, in Japan it was Best Kid before, and I hear Best Kid it will remain.
posted by thedaniel at 12:07 AM on June 18, 2010


You know, I liked it. I went with my 11 yo son, but didn't hate being there at all, unlike Transformers II. Sure, it was trite Hollywood stock fare, but it contained some things most kid's movies have been lacking over the past 5 years, like a script, some dialog, some pretty good acting in places, an actual plot, some decent sets, and some cinematography. It was curiously lacking in robots, CGI, supernatural beings, mysterious "forces," and giant fireballs. It was an actual honest-to-goodness old fashioned movie.
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:48 AM on June 18, 2010 [2 favorites]


Maybe the Kung Fu is Karate in that M. Night Avatar the Last Airbender way.

Except there isn't enough white leads here.

So.

I got nothing.
posted by yeloson at 7:04 AM on June 18, 2010


I cried at the original when Danny did his crane thing at the end.
posted by flotson at 9:43 AM on June 18, 2010


like a script, some dialog, ..., an actual plot

You mean the stuff that was lifted from the original, so all they had to do was a find/replace...
posted by bruzie at 1:56 PM on June 18, 2010


Still, if it's a success, maybe the concept will rub off. I was beginning to think it was altogether forgotten. I've never seen the original, so was just appraising it against its contemporaries, and I think it stands up well by contrast to Pokemon: The 70 minute toy commercial Movie. I don't see the original Karate Kid screening anywhere right now, either.
posted by Devils Rancher at 3:13 PM on June 18, 2010


Liveblogging a movie? Sit way in the back where I can't see you, since you aren't paying much attention to it anyway.
posted by Jimmy Havok at 6:05 PM on June 19, 2010


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