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).