Sunday, June 20, 2010

Ethan and I were supposed to watch Toy Story 3 last Friday but ended up watching The Karate Kid of Jaden Smith instead. Why? Well, the seats for the two screening time of Toy Story 3 were already sold out so we ended up watching the remake of the 1984 Karate Kid.

Daniel La Ruso is Dre Parker. Mr. Miyagi is Mr. Han. Wax on, wax off is jacket off, jacket on, drop and hang. Whatever! The remake was more interesting as it was filmed entirely in Beijing. The Kung Fu master handyman was more authentic as it was portrayed by Jackie Chan. The movie should have been re-titled Kung Fu Kid for it was what Mr. Han taught Dre Parker.

How interesting to note that the producers of the remake are the parents of Jaden Smith - Will and Jada! Wow! Jaden is one lucky kid. Imagine having the full support of his parents to the point of producing the movie. There were a lot of ho-hum parts at the start of the movie. It was like swimming through a pool of jell-o where the characters were all trying their darnest best to "act". I almost fell off my seat when the new American best bud of Dre Parker came on screen. It was like seeing the American missionary's son of my childhood.

Anyway, the movie became more interesting towards the middle when Mr. Han started training Dre Parker. I was actually waiting for the "wax on wax off" part of Mr. Miyagi but Mr. Han's "chaket off chaket on..." was more apt - especially the part when the movements were translated into actual kung fu moves. Jaden Smith is alright I suppose. He is a sensitive child actor and would probably do well even if his parents do not produce all his coming movies.

It was an "okay" movie. Dre Parker's martial arts moves were better than Daniel La Ruso. Now that I think about it, I don't think there were any credible karate moves done by Ralph Macchio except the part where he had to stand on one foot and do the "claw". Oh well. Ethan and I still need to schedule Toy Story 3.
Posted by desperateblogger On 6/20/2010 07:03:00 PM 6 comments


  1. Sana makapanood kami ng Toy Story 3 sa sinehan. If not, DVD na naman ang katapat namin.

    Start na ng school dyan di ba? Maulan na ba?


  2. @ huling: grabe naman ang wish mo nakakiyak... ilang dagat at bundok ba tatawirin mo bago ka makarating sa town center?!

    uulan. kukulog. kikidlat. tapos ang init na naman.

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  4. Halos himatayin nga ako habang nagta-type ako eh. Ay naku nasa tuktuk kami ng 'katam' dito.

    Ay parang dito sa FL...ulan kulog at kidlat tapos init na naman. Kapitbahay ata kita eh...


  5. @ huling: malaman... kindred spirits weather included. sige, pag nagpunta ako dyan ipapanood ko kayo ni E at M ng sine.

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