I was excited when I saw the trailers for the new Karate Kid movie. I’m perfectly fine with Jayden Smith, and was thrilled about Jackie Chan. But when I read the above description (click above to watch the trailer) I was shocked, appalled and alarmed to see the name of Chan’s character: Mr. Han.
It doesn’t bother me that Smith isn’t playing Daniel. But you can’t have a Karate Kid movie with Mr. Miyagi. What the crap?!? I realize it’s an update. I realize it’s a new treatment. But think about it; no matter how many revamps Batman gets, there’s always a character in the film named Bruce Wayne who appears as Batman. Clark Kent is always Superman, no matter how many t.v. series and movies are done by whoever. Scooby Doo always has a Mystery Machine, Herby is always a Volkswagon Bettle, the list goes on.
I was excited by the prospect of seeing the awesome new Karate Kid movie they almost made.