Karate Kid Remake will now be called Kung Fu Kid

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  1. Bill Mattocks

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    http://www.3news.co.nz/News/Enterta...tabid/418/articleID/97204/cat/56/Default.aspx


     
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    Don't screw with my classics...

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    Karate Kid and Karate Kid 2 actually hold up pretty well. I watched them both with my 13 year old son and he loved them.

    I don't think movies need to be remade unless they need to be updated to remain relevant... but they don't ask me! :D
     
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    Apparently, those who decide such things figure that karate is now irrelevant, as vs. Kung Fu...

    ... of course, to be really state-of-the-art relevant, they'd have to call it The Brazilian Ju-Jitsu Kid.... doesn't quite have the same ring to it, though! :D
     
  6. bluekey88

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    ...not to mention the issues with having an old asian dude rolling around with a twelve year old boy...

    :D
     
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    LOL... they already made that one. It's called Never Back Down... and it was really bad! :D
     
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    Hmmmm.... why am I not surprised? Something with a title like that... it's a giveaway! :uhohh:

    Yuck!

    Clearly, a bad idea all around....
     
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    It;s a Cruel( It's a Cruel) Cruel Sum-mer......:(
     
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    I know this is said in jest, but I find jokes like this are in poor taste.

    Maybe I'm overly sensitive to this, but these kind of remarks are right up there with lude jokes about women who train in a grappling art. I roll with the kids and females at class all the time. As with all arts, any adult who takes advantage of a kid should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. A grappling art like BJJ doesn't change the situation at all.
     
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    I certainly didn't mean to offend. I kid 'cause I love. BJJ is a great art.

    However, in all seriousness, I think the general public would have an issue...given the general lack of undersatnding of BJJ (or any MA for that matter) .

    Peace,
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    Kung Fu Kid I have no problem with. Keeping the same story line and characters, I do have a problem with.

    I just want some clarification as to exactly why Karate Kid needs to be remade...wasn't Never Back Down bad enough? And it clearly rips the plot off.

    I don't see anyone doing a remake of the original Star Wars trilogy...(I better not ever see that)...and it could be argued that the new trilogy was intended to do that, but it was made to show the back story for the first trilogy...a prequel.

    Now, if someone wanted to cast Jackie Chan as a slightly younger Mr. Miyagi, I could see that happening. But the movie's a classic. It doesn't need to be retold. The original did a fine enough job with that one.
     
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    They're remaking it because it is a classic story. People respond to it. I like the name change because it separates it somewhat from the original. There's room for multiple variations on a theme. Hell, the blues music genre is filled with umpty billion takes on the same three-chord progression.
     
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    I'm glad for the name change! If only Steve Martin had made "The Mauve Mountain Lion 1 & 2" instead of...
     
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    I know, dude. It's all good. It was just one of those things where I wanted to get that on the record. :D

    For what it's worth, there have been several wrestling movies as well as one BJJ oriented movie (redbelt) and that kind of thing is never even an issue. I just watched Visionquest again a few weeks back, as a matter of fact.
     
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    Ugh that was a horrible movie. I went to a friends house and she put it on and I couldn't sit through the entire thing.
     
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    I have a better title:

    The Next Karate Kid... II
     
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    Strangely enough, its NOT going to be called The Kung Fu Kid.

    They must have caved into the focus group experts...who didnt believe in the film enough to let it stand on its own name.

    Here's the trailer:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvHEm4-QB2o&NR=1
     
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    Looks like a good movie...







    FOR ME TO POOP ON!
     
  20. SensibleManiac

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    There are tons of things that bother me about that trailer, ...however I'll probably end up seeing the movie.:idunno:123
     

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