Just when you thought the “wax on, wax off” references have finally started to fade, Will Smith decides to remake a modern day version of “The Karate Kid.”
The original movie is a classic. Great story, great portrayal of martial arts philosophies, spot on life lessons, and more. I still laugh over the whole Cobra Kai Dojo as I know of plenty of studios out there who are spitting images of that mentality to this day. In fact, I still make references to this film in class as they did an outstanding job of simplifying basic concepts in the martial arts that are easy to relate to.
The remade film will star Smiths’ son Jaden (from “Pursuit of Happyness” fame) as well as, you guessed it, Jackie Chan who will play Mr. Miyagi. I expect a great film coming from Will Smith but wonder if they will be able to make Jackie Chan out to be more of a serious character or lean towards his usual comic relief role? I don’t know that I can personally take him too seriously so time will tell which way they go and hopefully he surprises me.
No word yet on a launch date.
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