Sound Off: Harald Zwart's The Karate Kid Remake - Thoughts?
by Alex Billington
June 11, 2010
Now that you've all seen it, what did you think? The original, unforgettable Karate Kid hit theaters in 1984 and has since become a true classic, no thanks to an unforgettable performance by Pat Morita. But now it's time for the remake, a contemporary version of a great story of triumph. Hitting theaters this weekend is Sony's The Karate Kid, directed by Harald Zwart, starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Taraji Henson. So how is it? How does it compare to the original? Are the performances from Jaden and Jackie anything to remembered? If you've seen it, leave a comment below and let us know what you thought of The Karate Kid!
To fuel the fire big time on this one, I've already seen it twice, and I really, really enjoy this movie. I pretty much think it's on par with the original, which I know may come as a shock to most, but it's such a superb film. It's really just a solid, refreshing, modern take on a great story. I thought Jaden Smith did a great job, better than anything I've seen him in before. But it was Jackie Chan who really knocked this one out of the park, giving one of the best performances I've seen him give over the last few years. Overall, I thought The Karate Kid really was a wonderful remake, worth seeing at the least because it's truly great entertainment.
What did you think of The Karate Kid? A great modern remake of a classic or a big disaster?