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Old 02-02-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

Long read but worthwhile for those who grew up with these movies:
http://espn.go.com/page2/movies/s/simmons/020830.html
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:21 AM   #2
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No lie....my favorite alltime movie.
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Old 02-02-2011, 11:32 AM   #3
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

Not the Jaden Smith remake one right?
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Not the Jaden Smith remake one right?

Right. The original.
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

I agree with Simmons when he says that one thing that made the original so great was the creation of so many memorable characters. The characterization was so stellar that anyone who is thinking of writing a screenplay should watch this movie.

PS - there was a mystique surrounding martial arts in the early/mid 80's, and that added to the coolness factor of these movies - well, at least the first 2. By the time part 3 came out in '89, the cultural 80's were over and martial arts had lost some of this mystique, and that added to it being one of the greatest unintentional comedies of all time.
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Right. The original.
Never seen the original one.
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

What I disliked about the 3rd movie is that his love interest wasn’t even really a love interest. Daniel was strictly in the “friends zone.” Then the girl leaves halfway through the movie. Either develop her more or don’t include her. Would’ve been cool to see what became of Johny in the 3rd movie, but then it would’ve been cheesy if Johny somehow helped Daniel out.
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

honestly kickboxer- a film that was panned- has better characters than the kirate kid.
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

I saw the oriiginal like 10 times in the movie theatre. All of those times we had the theatre to ourselves more or less since it was a out in nowhere theatre that had it.

Elizabeth shue was HOT back then and was in a lot of those 80's flicks. I like that Bananarama song too, every time i used to hear Cruel Summer i'd think of Daniel-son on his date at the arcade
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Default Re: Bill Simmons on "The Karate Kid"

It is one of mine favorite action movie as it really made fun and entertained me a lot .


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