Tuesday, 28 June 2011

The Karate Kid - REVIEW

Film of the Day #125/ 300

Formulaic, utterly predictable yet one of the most loved underdog stories of all time. Released in the summer of 1984, The Karate Kid is Rocky for the eighties generation, an exciting and heart-warming tale of one of the most interesting friendships ever seen on the silver screen. Directed by John G. Avildsen, The Karate Kid is an immensely uplifting movie that has established itself as a classic coming of age story. After new kid-on-the-block Daniel LaRusso is heavily beaten, a handyman teaches him to protect himself and prepares him for the ultimate challenge. His methods may not be traditional; however Mr Miyagi is the definitive sensei and father –figure who teaches Daniel much more than just how to fight. Step aside Jaden Smith, because there is only one Karate Kid and with Mr Miyagi in his corner Daniel-san would kick your ass! Wax on- Wax off.