The Karate Kid Trailer #4

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the karate kid han dre prac The Karate Kid Trailer #4

With just a few days to go before the release of the remake The Kung Fu… err, I mean The Karate Kid, Sony has debuted a fourth theatrical trailer for the movie over at MySpace. But we have it here for you guys to check out.

This modern-day version of The Karate Kid follows a boy who moves from urban America to China with his mother. Once there, he starts getting bullied and in order to defend himself begins learning Kung Fu from maintenance man and secret Kung Fu master, Mr. Han.

The film stars Jaden Smith (Will Smith’s son) as the titular kid, Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button) as his mother and Jackie Chan as Mr. Han (a.k.a. the new Mr. Miyagi).

The latest trailer is pretty similar to the others we’ve seen in terms of what footage is shown, but it focuses more on the action this time around. Take a look at the trailer for The Karate Kid below, courtesy of MySpace:

Like most folks, I had an extremely negative reaction when I found out they were remaking The Karate Kid, one of the most fondly-remembered movies of the ’80s. As we began to see trailers and images from the movie, my enthusiasm didn’t rise that much. However, a lot of people who have seen the film already (at ShoWest particularly) are praising it as one of the better remakes out there. Also, Sony put on a test screening of the movie and it scored the second highest with audiences for a Sony film, behind (ironically enough) Hitch.

My line of thinking is if the remake truly sucked beyond all belief – as some people are expecting it to – then the consensus would be wholly negative.¬†At this point I’m cautiously optimistic about this particular remake. Here’s hoping the early reviews are a sign of good things to come and not a dose of false hope.

What do you think of the latest trailer for The Karate Kid? Are you expecting the movie to be good? Or as bad as most other remakes?

The Karate Kid hits theaters on June 11th, 2010 (this Friday).

Source: MySpace

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  1. Though I was strongly against this film when it first came out as well, the trailer and positive buzz are starting to really get me interested. I might have to see the film now just out of curiosity for those reasons and try not to compare it to the original film (since it bears little resemblance to it anyway).

    The only thing I wish is that they were older. It looks like a bunch of 5th graders fighting each other.

  2. when i first heard of the remake, i went back and watched the original, it had been awhile but i had fond memories of it.

    But looking back the original kinda sucked. It was cliche and predictable. Pretty much the best parts of other 80s sports movies into one. The only stand-out great part of the original movie was Pat Morita.

    This new one looks exciting, and well played by the actors. it has the same sport/movie feel but i think its too different to be a true re-make.

    I have high expectations for this movie and i dont expect to be dissapointed. my only issue with this movie so far is that it shows every 10-year-old in china knows english, i think thats a little farfetched

  3. Fail. It might have been interesting if it weren’t a clearly predictable Hollywood template movie. All I’ve seen is one trailer and I can already tell you the whole story: new kid in town with family problems gets bullied, old Asian man teaches him to fight, cute girl shows up, boy bonds with old mentor and defeats bullies in final spectacular fight, then gets the girl.


  4. Yeah,they should be older lol! But im still seeing it this weekend cause it looks alright.

  5. Being that I grew up in the 80’s & like the original,not cause it was the greatest movie but more for the memories of those years. Even though this one looks ok for being modernized for todays audience, I think i’ll wait for the bootleg,cause I don’t plan on wasting my hard earned money in the theatre on this flick.

  6. I’m sorry but this really sucks!! Ok, I’m a fan of the original movie, but I was up to give this one a chance. The trailers are so lame that I can’t even believe they did this…

  7. I love this one! I’m partial, I’ll admit being from Philly…Wil and I go back a long way, I’m happy that little J is making it big like his daddy…You can see Wil in him, he’s gonna be a great actor!

  8. @Massive Marbles:

    How could this kid not be handed an acting career on a silver platter? Talent? Pssst, what a joke. Just another Hollywood kid riding on his actor parents coat tails.

    As for the movie, borrrrrring. It was alot better when the “kid” was almost an adult. Now it just looks like a bunch of 5th graders getting it on.

    Unless I miss my guess, ol Will pulled a few strings to get this on done.

    • Jimbo,

      I agree that this version would have been better with an older kid. I do think that Jaden isn’t a bad little actor, but he’s got a LONG way to go before I would call him “great.”


  9. I love the old karate kid. the new movie is ok. Great blog.

  10. I too am a fan of the origanl Karate Kid 1 & 2. The story lines in 3 & 4 are just plain comical and unoriginal. From what I saw in the trailers makes me think they didn’t look hard enough to find someone with a little talent to play the part. With high profile parents like his it’s no surprise how he got the part. I wouldn’t waste my time even watching a bootleg copy. Oviously they are catering to the younger kids who think this is something new.