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Karate Kid [DVD] £2.97 @ Amazon

In John G. Avildsen's THE KARATE KID, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from New Jersey to Southern California, where he's not too keen about his new home--until he meets Ali (Elizabeth Shue), an attractive girl who seems to like him. But trouble looms when Ali's ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) and his gang of ruffians start tormenting Daniel. One day, as Daniel is suffering a beating at the hands of these louts, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita), an elderly Japanese handyman, comes to his rescue. To Daniel's amazement, Miyagi manages to take down the whole group all by himself using karate. Daniel begs to learn this ancient martial art, and soon Miyagi begins the boy's training, teaching Daniel that there is more to karate than fighting. Through a series of lessons, the wise mentor instils a sense of honour and nobility in his young pupil while preparing him for the ultimate karate showdown. However, as Daniel studies the discipline and art of karate, his enemies are learning a dirtier kind of fighting from Kreese (Martin Kove), a cold-blooded ex-marine. Ultimately, the boys will fight to the finish in the All Valley Karate Championship in a rousing and triumphant finale. Morita is a gem as the elderly father figure Miyagi, giving the character warmth, wisdom, and comic charm. Macchio's underdog character inspired an entire generation to run out and join the nearest karate school while chanting 'wax on, wax off.'.
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#1
Should put the year of release in the title. Can be confused with the latest version of the film!
#2
so much better than the re-release! He can't even do the crane on one leg without wobbling loads in the 2010 version!
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Wax on, wax off.
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cRuNcHiE
so much better than the re-release! He can't even do the crane on one leg without wobbling loads in the 2010 version!

You're kidding right? He doesn't do the crane in the new film for starters. He's far, far better trained than Ralph was, by The world's premier "Jackie Chan Stunt team2. Jaden also acts Ralph off the screen. Miyagi was the only decent thing about the original and the "fight" scenes were poor enough back then, when most "Westerners" hadn't the likes of Chan, Li, Yuen Biao and the choreography of people like Yuen Woo-Ping; now it's dated horribly and is pretty laughable. All of the "wobbling" by Jaden at the end of the tournament is simply more proof that he's a better actor as his physical performance of a kid with a "broken£ leg is far more convincing. He's also doing the "control your opponents" snake thing which requires you to move around.

I've studied martial arts for years, it's one of the reasons I could never really get into the original film, and I can tell you they are far superior in the 2010 version. I've been teaching my daughters Wing Chun and a mix of other "practical" martial arts I know and they loved the new film. When I showed them the original, (My 10 year old could watch the whole thing but the 5 year old just some of the "fight" scenes), they actually laughed at how poor it was.

Other than that the only truly good performance was that of Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita. The "bad guys" were cartoonish and laughable and just basically "evil", in the new film Chan and Smith are both superb as are the mother and the antagonists. There's a tangible reason for their behaviour and it is dealt with. You also don't get Chan beating up children, as in the original. Better drama, far superior fight choreography and despite the age differences in the characters If MR Smith from Karate Kid 2010 could fight Mr Macchio from the original he'd wipe the floor with him; he’s quicker, more athletic and simply better trained.

To each their own I guess and you personally enjoy the old version better, whether from nostalgia or simply because it seems better to you, but there's no comparison between the fighting and that’s just a matter of martial art fact, not opinion
. :)
1 Like #5
ev_ton
cRuNcHiE
so much better than the re-release! He can't even do the crane on one leg without wobbling loads in the 2010 version!


You're kidding right? He doesn't do the crane in the new film for starters. He's far, far better trained than Ralph was, by The world's premier "Jackie Chan Stunt team2. Jaden also acts Ralph off the screen. Miyagi was the only decent thing about the original and the "fight" scenes were poor enough back then, when most "Westerners" hadn't the likes of Chan, Li, Yuen Biao and the choreography of people like Yuen Woo-Ping; now it's dated horribly and is pretty laughable. All of the "wobbling" by Jaden at the end of the tournament is simply more proof that he's a better actor as his physical performance of a kid with a "broken£ leg is far more convincing. He's also doing the "control your opponents" snake thing which requires you to move around.

I've studied martial arts for years, it's one of the reasons I could never really get into the original film, and I can tell you they are far superior in the 2010 version. I've been teaching my daughters Wing Chun and a mix of other "practical" martial arts I know and they loved the new film. When I showed them the original, (My 10 year old could watch the whole thing but the 5 year old just some of the "fight" scenes), they actually laughed at how poor it was.

Other than that the only truly good performance was that of Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita. The "bad guys" were cartoonish and laughable and just basically "evil", in the new film Chan and Smith are both superb as are the mother and the antagonists. There's a tangible reason for their behaviour and it is dealt with. You also don't get Chan beating up children, as in the original. Better drama, far superior fight choreography and despite the age differences in the characters If MR Smith from Karate Kid 2010 could fight Mr Macchio from the original he'd wipe the floor with him; he’s quicker, more athletic and simply better trained.

To each their own I guess and you personally enjoy the old version better, whether from nostalgia or simply because it seems better to you, but there's no comparison between the fighting and that’s just a matter of martial art fact, not opinion
. :)



You really are an idiot.
#6
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ev_ton
cRuNcHiE
so much better than the re-release! He can't even do the crane on one leg without wobbling loads in the 2010 version!
You're kidding right? He doesn't do the crane in the new film for starters. He's far, far better trained than Ralph was, by The world's premier "Jackie Chan Stunt team2. Jaden also acts Ralph off the screen. Miyagi was the only decent thing about the original and the "fight" scenes were poor enough back then, when most "Westerners" hadn't the likes of Chan, Li, Yuen Biao and the choreography of people like Yuen Woo-Ping; now it's dated horribly and is pretty laughable. All of the "wobbling" by Jaden at the end of the tournament is simply more proof that he's a better actor as his physical performance of a kid with a "broken£ leg is far more convincing. He's also doing the "control your opponents" snake thing which requires you to move around.I've studied martial arts for years, it's one of the reasons I could never really get into the original film, and I can tell you they are far superior in the 2010 version. I've been teaching my daughters Wing Chun and a mix of other "practical" martial arts I know and they loved the new film. When I showed them the original, (My 10 year old could watch the whole thing but the 5 year old just some of the "fight" scenes), they actually laughed at how poor it was.Other than that the only truly good performance was that of Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita. The "bad guys" were cartoonish and laughable and just basically "evil", in the new film Chan and Smith are both superb as are the mother and the antagonists. There's a tangible reason for their behaviour and it is dealt with. You also don't get Chan beating up children, as in the original. Better drama, far superior fight choreography and despite the age differences in the characters If MR Smith from Karate Kid 2010 could fight Mr Macchio from the original he'd wipe the floor with him; he’s quicker, more athletic and simply better trained.To each their own I guess and you personally enjoy the old version better, whether from nostalgia or simply because it seems better to you, but there's no comparison between the fighting and that’s just a matter of martial art fact, not opinion. :)
You really are an idiot.

Hmm. dunno why, i saw jackie chan on johnathan ross' show, and jackie chan said how he trained will smiths son for months, and that the kid was all enthusiastic about it. where as i guess back in the 80's jackie chan was still making all those movies they dub over cos he couldnt speak english yet :D im sure the new film is better then the old one, i think everyone just likes that pat?. guy, the trainer :)
#7
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BIpwoaa_7nA 7 minutes 16 seconds, maybe that isnt a crane kick but its the same crane pose that i remember and he was wobbling loads

Edited By: cRuNcHiE on Aug 17, 2010 21:15: video time

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