I’ve had really mixed feelings about the latest Karate Kid movie.Â Reports claim this is a direct remake of the original, but after seeing the trailer, I see it more as a reboot of the series much like this past summer’s Star Trek movie instead of a remake; almost like continuing the story in a different universe. There are certainly moments in the trailer that are directly from the first movie, and the action looks good, but “Pick Up the Jacket” doesn’t have the same ring to it as “Wax On – Wax Off”.
I still don’t know how to feel about the now classic Karate Kid movie being remade with Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Work pressures cause a single mother moves to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces karate, taught to him by a master of the self-defense form. For me, nothing will beat the memory of watching the movie while sitting in the front row, when it first came out.Â If you are curious, there are a few more official pictures after the jump.
With the news H’wood is going to remake the original Karate Kid movie, with Jackie Chan as Mr. Miyagi, it causes the crew at Major Spoilers to wax poetic about the multi-movie franchise. What flavor of The Karate Kid do you prefer? FIGHT!
Beware the Great Disaster! Here we go, a week full of revelations and answers to all your questions! Wait…what? This is only week 37? Damn. That means it’s another issue full of twists and turns, as our group of heroes trip through the DC Universe on the way to The End. This week a couple of stories get a much needed kick in the pants, while others get us nowhere fast. Does that mean Countdown #37 is a bad issue? Not at all.
Death of a New God Last week readers got a few clues into the mystery of Jimmy Olsen, Mary Batson stumbled upon a repowered Black Adam, Stinky made the other Monitors angry, and Karate Kid continued to hang out in a JLA cell. So what becomes of our key characters this week?
Or – “Everybody Was Kung-Fu Fighting… IN THE FUTURE!!!” The launches of Justice League and Justice Society have been interesting contrasts, with JLA taking the looong way around to a story that didn’t really do much for me, and JSA starting with a bang, and running breakneck through their opening arc. The real contrast seems to be in terms of story structure, with the League telling us a lot but showing very little and the Society somewhat doing the opposite. Both teams have had strange interactions with time-lost members of a third superteam, the Legion of Superheroes, and their stories
Or – “The Older I Get, The More I Miss The Old Legion…” With the recent return of the original Karate Kid (no, not Mr. Miyagi’s protegee Danny), Stephen mentioned that I was probably “frantically writing a post about Karate Kid in all his incarnations in the Legion of Superheroes.” Well, I have to admit that until he mentioned it, it honestly hadn’t occurred to me. After all, this is a Legionnaire we’re talking about, I said to myself. In this, the machine age, there’s certainly a Wikipedia somewhere that’ll cover Mr. Armorr and do him justice. “Wrong-ola,” says the