Karate Kid remake? Are you kidding me?!!?
I think I finally found one thing Republicans and Democrats can agree upon: What the _________ is up with The Karate Kid Remake? Although I have my own word, I’ll let you fill in the blank.
Ralph Macchio. Pat Morita. Elisabeth Shue. The Karate Kid might be the perfect story. Well, maybe not perfect, but certainly great. “Wax on. Wax off.” “Put him in a bodybag Johnny!” “Sweep the leg.” The injured karate kid executes a perfect crane kick to destroy the bad guy– the dreaded Cobra Kai– that absolutely everybody was mimicking in 1984 after the movie came out.
Why is this movie being remade? I scowl whenever I see an advertisment of the remake. I know I’m not alone on this. Everyone I’ve talked to agrees that there is no reason to remake this movie other than to give Will Smith’s kid something when he’s not in school. But realizing that the people I come in contact with daily are not the only people in the universe, I’m going to shoot a quick email to Rachel Maddow (representing the Left) and Sean Hannity (the Right) and see if I can get them to agree on something. I can’t send it out to Rush Limbaugh only because his generation is a little removed from Ralph Macchio.
There are some movies you don’t remake: Star Wars, Rocky, The Godfather, Caddyshack. I now think The Karate Kid goes in that category. I can’t be wrong. Too many people love the crane kick!