The Karate Kid (1984)

I prefer this original movie, than the 2010 remake with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. For this is legendary.

Ralph Macchio, Pat Mortia, and Elizabeth Shue, were together in this 1980’s masterpiece as doing karate the old fashioned way, is a very good thing. Not the way you would do in a serious martial arts class.

When a boy and his mom moved from New Jersey to California, L.A, they began to grow fond of their new life. For that boy met new friends, and was starting to like his school a bit. However, he ran into some serious teenagers including a girl’s ex-boyfriend, he got beaten up badly. But when he almost got into some trouble even more, he was luckily saved from a Japanese old fashioned martial arts master. He was from the island of Okinawa, Japan as he loved his country much more often.

And as his teacher, he was able to teach him martial arts the old fashion way. By doing ‘wax on, wax off’, ‘sand the floor’, ‘paint the house side to side’, and ‘up/down’, and etc, he was ready. And by entering a tournament, he was able to kick back that ex-boyfriend and his friends. He was the winner, and he was victorious.

On such a 1984 masterpiece, 8/10 stars.

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  1. Loved this movie when I was a kid. I still enjoy the original today. 😎

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  2. I think Karate Kid was such a hit worldwide was because of the message of respect, friendship, anti bullying and love that connected well with the audience. I think if Shue had stayed for the sequels the franchise would had gone even farther. I actually wrote a blog about it for a University assignment on Marketing:
    https://blogsandbirds.wordpress.com/2017/05/25/the-karate-kid-a-classic-franchise-from-john-g-avildsen/

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