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Movie Series - Karate Kid, The

The Karate Kid is a 1984 film directed by John G. Avildsen and written by Robert Mark Kamen, starring Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita and Elisabeth Shue. It is a martial arts film and an underdog story in the mold of a previous Avildsen success, the 1976 boxing film Rocky. It was a commercial success upon first release, and has retained its popular following. It also received favorable critical attention, earning Pat Morita an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

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1 Will Smith's Kid Remaking the films with this Hack's kid- ouch
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2 The Next Karate Kid Hilary Swank? Really?
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3 No Machio in part 3 Mr Miagi couldn't do it alone
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4 Japan Everyone speaks English in Japan?
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5 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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6 Karate Kid Part III A 32-year-old playing an 18-year-old=not belivable
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7 Jackie Chan oscar snub Didn't get nominated for his role.
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1 I liked the Karate Kid movies, as a kid. I've never seen the one with Hilary Swank and I don't have any intention of watching the newer one. -- Submitted By: (Jp) on August 3, 2012, 6:20 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 There are a few movies that you see one way as a kid and then on a totally different level as an adult. This is one of them; I remembered it being about this evil jock Johnny that beats up the new kid Daniel-san, who has to learn karate to beat him. I recently watched this again a year or so ago and saw that Johnny wasn't really evil; the true villain was Master Kreese. In some ways, Johnny was really a victim, too. The cultural differences between Daniel's lower-middle class Jersey background VS the whitebread Valley setting he's thrust into also slipped by me as a kid. There was a lot of substance in the original film and it annoys me when people write it off as simply "'80s cheese". But yes, the sequels all sucked and I'll probably never even see that remake. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on March 8, 2011, 11:42 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 The series jumped in Part III. By this point Ralph Macchio was no longer believable as a teenager, Mr. Miyagi's role was reduced considerably, the story line from part I was recycled, and the love story was very weak (probably because of the 11 year age difference between actors.) The fourth one was bad and don't even get me started on the revival with Will Smith's son... -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on May 5, 2010, 11:18 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 The whole thing is just WRONG, i.e. a kid gets bullied, but he wins against the bullies and thugs, only because some old karate-master comes along and helps him become more violent than they are; any victim of bullying, will tell you that's not how it works in the real world: and so this ends up a fantasy that insults your intelligence. At least the end was realistic, i.e. when you fight back against bullies then they don't always give up and become your friends, they take revenge and just get more ruthless-- like happened in Karate Kid II and III; but those sequels sucked because he doesn't learn anything in them. -- Submitted By: (SarahGoodwich) on June 13, 2009, 9:51 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 Uhh... Ralph Maccio was in part 3. He wasn't in the next one, titled "The Next Karate Kid". That was the one with Hillary Swank and was the 4th installment. -- Submitted By: (Dropmurphy) on May 20, 2009, 3:56 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 Correction to something I said earlier: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are NOT in the new Thundercats movie as of this writing, was told this by a friend and I didn't check it out properly. Back to the topic: the series most definitely jumped after II: after fighting an old school ninja death match, High School competitions for points just doesn't up the ante enough to make it worth making a sequel. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 20, 2009, 12:13 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 Man, this is some fail. I was hoping that this would die in preproduction, but I guess not. I was hoping that this was some kind of joke. I guess not. I was hoping that maybe this was exaggerated. I...guess not. Well, this can't be any worse than the Thundercats movie that is coming out with Pitt and Jolie in the leads. -- Submitted By: (castaghast) on April 15, 2009, 9:48 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Wow, Will Smith's Kid is the Next Karate Kid? Can I get a big "Hell Naw" for that?? -- Submitted By: (Chubby Rain) on April 15, 2009, 9:04 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 On November 10, 2008, Variety reported that work on a Karate Kid remake had begun. It is to be renamed Kung Fu Kid. Variety states that the new film "has been refashioned as a star vehicle for Jaden Smith" and that it "will borrow elements of the original plot, wherein a bullied youth learns to stand up for himself with the help of an eccentric mentor." -- Submitted By: (Hikariu) on April 1, 2009, 8:52 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 Are they REALLY remaking it with Will Smith's kid? -- Submitted By: (rick283) on March 29, 2009, 5:42 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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