No unwatchable movie this weekend again. I was actually sick for most of the weekend and ended up watching the remake (sort of) of The Karate Kid named, The Karate Kid. It was starting one of my favorite action stars, Jackie Chan as well as Will Smith's son Jaden Smith. The story is changed a bit, Jaden and his mother move to China, the Miyagi character has changed a bit, and the finishing move at the end is much cooler.
I enjoyed this movie as much as I enjoyed the first one. At over 2 hours, it does seem a bit long. It is worth it though. I went in to this movie knowing it wasn't going to be an over the top action movie and it wasn't. The story was basically the same. There were some funny moments and some great settings (Forbidden City, Great Wall) which added to the film. Jackie Chan did a great job, once again showing he can do more than just action (this was kind of cheating though since he became a kung-fu instructor).
Overall, it was worth the watch. I would watch this with my little cousin (8), but not sure if he would sit through the entire thing. It falls into its own category. I mean, I wouldn't put it in action, I'm not entirely sure it fits into a drama, some of the lessons and everything seem like they would be over a kid's head, and it's not a movie you and your "bros" would see. It is available streaming on Netflix, worth it if you feel the need to check it out or have a couple of hours where you are watching a nephew.
Next week, as long as my unwatchable movie partner is around, you'll finally get your unwatchable review. Any good movies you have seen recently?
Dre Parker: "You don't know the rules?"
Mr. Han: "Of course I know the rules. Simple. You hit him, don't let him hit you." - The Karate Kid (2010) Source: IMDb