Karate Kid Remake

One of my favorite movies of all time is Karate Kid. Those of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that. As a kid, I used to watch Karate Kid daily on a VHS recording I made of the movie on one of those times we got free HBO for the weekend. Anybody else remember free HBO weekends? They don’t do that anymore, do they?

Anyhow, I used to watch Karate Kid, particularly the ending of the movie where Daniel does the crane kick and wins the All Valley Karate Championship. We used to watch the maneuver in slow motion, noting how Daniel’s foot doesn’t quite reach Johnny’s face, but not really caring that it doesn’t.

My best friend Cory and I used to play Karate Kid all the time. I was always Daniel and he was always Daniel’s best friend, that happened to have the exact same skills as Daniel and looked the same as Daniel. lol We fought many invisible bad guys in those days.

So, Karate Kid is near and dear to my heart. When I heard they were doing a “remake” of Karate Kid I groaned. When I heard that Will Smith’s 9 year old was playing the part of Karate Kid I vomited. I was set against watching this movie on principal alone. Then I saw the trailer.

Not bad. I can get behind Jackie Chan in the “Miyagi” role. I still don’t agree with the choice of such a young “Karate Kid” but I can get beyond that. In fact, if they had called the movie something other than Karate Kid, I’d probably go see this in the theater. Instead, I’ll probably rent it.

Who knows, maybe some kid will see this new movie and become Karate Kid themselves. And just maybe they’ll check out the original and realize what a much more superior film that was. 🙂

Sweep the leg.

Karate Kid on Hulu

Not a lot to write about today. I gave blood. Moved offices at work (I have a window now!), and am sore from softball last night. Nothing overly exciting I suppose.

However, I did find something cool yesterday. As their “Days of Summer” promotion, Hulu released The Karate Kid and The Karate Kid 2 for viewing on their site. That means you can watch The Karate Kid on the web for free. Sweet!

The Karate Kid, as I’ve stated in the past, is one of my favorite movies of all time. My friend and I spent several summer afternoons pretending we were the karate kid. I’m pretty sure there was a period of time in which everything in my parent’s house had been kicked at least once by our stray, amateur karate. I look forward to the day when an older Asian gentleman janitor/karate expert takes me under his wing and has me build him a deck and wash his cars.

Anyhow, I’m totally going to watch The Karate Kid tonight (daughter willing of course).

As a bonus, Hulu today posted another movie, this one a Wallace and Gromit movie! Double sweet!