While we have always been admirers of the 1984 classic, the 2010 remake of The Karate Kid is by all means justified.[firstpara]When you’ve got a potential child star in Jaden Smith and a classic Asian favorite in Jackie Chan, things tend to go right in your favor.
The film’s plot bears several similarities with the original, but key elements such as the setting and the lead character himself is a clear indication of the remake’s new direction.
Moviegoers who have never seen the original will most likely adore the film’s proven concept, but those who have seen it far too long ago should find it charming as well.
The Karate Kid is cheesy-proof this time around, that is, if you don’t find the student-mentor relationship cheesy.
The remake didn’t hesitate to use the trademark moments of the 1984 original, but they’ve had the courtesy of tweaking it for the better.
To our delight, we have had the satisfaction of witnessing potential trademark scenes in this remake as well.
While this is in no way an attempt to spoil the movie, some moments cited here could be critical for your viewing pleasure. Otherwise, put the pedal to the medal and read on!
WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO
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