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Old December 2 2009, 08:02 AM   #16
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Re: Karate Kid remake - production photos released.

eh... whatever... it's the Karate Kid... why not remake it? at least it's changing some elements.

in fact, i'd love to see more remakes of older movies with changes... give me a Seven Samurai remake with cowboys or bugs... once those are done, how about using jedi?
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Old December 2 2009, 08:40 AM   #17
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Are they going to capitalize on Jackie Chan by casting Owen Wilson as Kreese?

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Old December 2 2009, 01:04 PM   #18
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Well he does fit 'kid' more than Ralph Macchio did, of course because Macchio was playing a high schooler it would be hard to look at this new movie with umm, I dunno how old Will Smith's kid is, but he looks like he's around 9 or 10. (ok IMDB says he's 11)

Maybe it's because we have so many 'teen dramas' nowadays that for something to be a 'family movie' the characters have to be younger. I dunno.

I just hope Will Smith's kid does a better acting job than Stallone's did in the movies he was in.
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Old December 2 2009, 03:14 PM   #19
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Re: Karate Kid remake - production photos released.

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I don't know what all the fuss is about. The Karate Kid is hardly sacred ground. Rather, it was a cheap, family-friendly movie that was a surprise hit, which went back to the well for three unmemorable sequels.
Exactly, which means the remake will be even worse.

...... but The Day The Earth Stood Still gave him an awful part as a whiney kid, so I won't judge him based on that.
Indeed... hell they could have dragged any kid from today's day & age off the street to play that role as they're all whiney pompus jerks. Believe it or not, overall I enjoyed the movie, minus his role and the ending.
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Old December 2 2009, 03:19 PM   #20
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Re: Karate Kid remake - production photos released.

You know I just came up with an idea:

Someone should make a facebook group to petition against all remake movies to come..... to do this, one has to get as many people to join up as possible and each one to vow not to pay a dime to see any remade movies in theatres. (ok you'd need something more then just Facebook)

Then movie makers would be forced to actually start coming up with something original, as this rip-off style of movie making would no longer be profitable.

.... Sure some of the remakes are movies you grew up watching and/or look really good.... but you're only adding more fuel to the fire and giving them an excuse to keep recycling old movies.

Just as Reality Shows will never die until people stop watching them, remakes will never die until people stop watching them. And just like the reality shows, if companies see a big market for something, they'll flood that market as much as they can, as quickly as they can before that market dries up from consumers losing interest.

But it hasn't hit that mark yet, thus we continue to get crap reality shows that are not Reality, and remade movies for the new movie makers to leech off of past profits.
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Old December 2 2009, 04:01 PM   #21
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Would it not be easier to make it a sequel and make passing references to Miyagi and/or Daniel like they did in The Next Karate Kid? If they wanted they could make Chan's character be a former student of Miyagi.
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Old December 2 2009, 05:25 PM   #22
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I don't see the point of this. Is The Karate Kid really such a valuable "franchise" that it's worth re-doing?
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Old December 2 2009, 05:38 PM   #23
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I don't see the point of this. Is The Karate Kid really such a valuable "franchise" that it's worth re-doing?
Nope, but considering all the other movies in the past seem to be already re-done, I guess pickings are slim.

Then again, maybe some movie makers should pull their heads out of their arses and use their brain to possibly think of something new to do...... I know crazy, but just a thought.
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Old December 2 2009, 08:40 PM   #24
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So, given Jaden's age and Jackie's skills, the remake of Karate Kid is actually... Wushu Child?
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Old December 2 2009, 09:12 PM   #25
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I think it's Jackie Chan that looks too young for his role...
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Old December 2 2009, 09:25 PM   #26
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Isn't Karate a Japanese martial art? So what's with the Great Wall?
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Old December 2 2009, 09:31 PM   #27
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I don't see the point of this. Is The Karate Kid really such a valuable "franchise" that it's worth re-doing?
Creatively...of course not. Did the first film even get good reviews? But it's a cash cow (these films must be pretty cheap to make--I'm sure even the underperforming fourth film made a ton of money in the end), and a known property for Will Smith to push his kid's acting talents in.
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Old December 2 2009, 09:37 PM   #28
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Are they going to capitalize on Jackie Chan by casting Owen Wilson as Kreese?
No, Chris Tucker...
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Old December 2 2009, 10:50 PM   #29
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So by the looks of things the film actually takes place in China?

I only see one problem: Karate isn't Chinese.

...Just sayin'.
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Old December 2 2009, 11:02 PM   #30
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Looks fine to me? What's the issue?
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