|freedoom - 2009-12-26 |
|urbanelf - 2009-12-26 |
ping pong ching chong
|Cube - 2009-12-26 |
Nobody makes anything original anymore. Everything is just a remake of something from 20 years ago.
Just like in the 80s.
Cube and I seem to be the only ones that remember how EVERYTHING in the 80's was just a remake of something from 20 years earlier, case in point "the Karate Kid" was a remake of a movie from 1966 called "Chopsocky Chums", in which Don Knotts played the part of the wise mentor to Michael Burns fish out of water, new to town kid, in a story about why sometimes, you have to stand your ground and fight, and also that you might have to spend a night bumbling around a haunted mansion. That part was cut from the remake with that Miyagi guy. I hope this is actually a remake of the original! Ghost-fu whoo!
Chopsocky Chums was itself a remake of another film where some orphaned kid found floating in a basket wound up kicking the pharo's ass for having had his but served by his minion while making mud bricks, without USING NO HAY.
In the original, it wasn't flee-traping chop sticks but a snake-changing stick.
Also, wax-on wax-off scene was a water parting fairy tale.
Me and some friends agree that it should be called "the Kung Fu Kid" for 2 reasons:
1. Jackie Chan is teaching Will Smith's kid Kung Fu, not karate.
2. The title would imply a tribute to the karate kid, rather than a full blown remake, giving it some credibility.
|Xenocide - 2009-12-26 |
The flyswatter was a nice touch.
The whole thing where you can't be in China for 20 minutes without getting into a karate battle, not so much.
You realize this is a trailer right? not the first 5 minutes of the movie?
|badideasinaction - 2009-12-26 |
My inner pedant is guessing "The Wushu Kid" just didn't have the same ring to it.
|MrTodd - 2009-12-26 |
I'm going to be honest.
This looks considerably better than any of the other "Karate Kid" movies. Mind you, those movies were shit, but you know, whatever.
Um, how can they be shit if I watched them when I was younger?? Jeez, you need to learn how the world works!
|Rodents of Unusual Size - 2009-12-26 |
Way to pimp out your kid, Will Smith.
|Hooper_X - 2009-12-26 |
So, how long until the inevitable BUT KARATE ISN'T CHINESE cryfests?
Oh, that's been happening ever since Jackie Chan was cast.
|BHWW - 2009-12-26 |
I dunno, which looks worse: the trailer for this or "The Spy Next Door" which looks like "Jackie Chan's The Pacifier".
|heyitslozeau - 2009-12-26 |
You know, I thought this was a joke when I originally heard about it. It's more wushuey kung fuey than I would like, but I'm still gonna see it.
|Scrotum H. Vainglorious - 2009-12-27 |
Oh fuck another Smith on the big screen.
|KnowFuture - 2009-12-27 |
DON'T FORCE ME TO CHOOSE BETWEEN JACKIE CHAN AND PAT MORITA, HOLLYWOOD.
|glendower - 2009-12-27 |
This seems gay.
|Caminante Nocturno - 2009-12-27 |
Does he dress up like a shower and get beaten up by a skeleton gang?
Because if not, the makers of this film have to try again.
I can assure you that that bunch of ragtag chinese street kids are no Cobra fucking Kai, sir.
|Indidan - 2009-12-27 |
...Karate is a Japanese martial art.
CONGRATS ON REALIZING THE SAME THING EVERYONE ON THE INTERNET IS WHINING ABOUT!
|zatojones - 2009-12-27 |
isn't it sort of cruel to tell a kid you're going to teach him to fight and then go and teach him wu shu?
|fluffy - 2009-12-27 |
This actually doesn't look bad.
|phalsebob - 2009-12-27 |
Ok, what? They are moving to China for a better life? That's stupid. That won't be plausible until Republicans are in control for at least another two terms.
yeah, maybe she's teaching english or something, but by all accounts the Chinese are way more racist than most parts of America these days, so good luck on that dream.
|CCCPZZZ - 2009-12-27 |
|a flaming monkey - 2009-12-27 |
movies make money.
|StanleyPain - 2009-12-27 |
Jesus it's about as terrible as I would expect.
|Doomstein - 2009-12-28 |
Waiting for the scene where he teaches Jackie about Hip-hop.
|tamago - 2009-12-28 |
Kid looks like a live action version of Riley from Boondocks.
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