When I first heard that Hollywood was going to (again) remake another film from my youth, I thought “man, how are they going to screw this one up.”
But I have to admit, seeing the trailer for this summer’s rehash of “The Karate Kid”, it doesn’t look bad. They’ve kept the basic plot premise of new boy in new school getting bullied and needs to learn karate to survive. But this time, the story takes place in China. Jackie Chan plays the mentor (not named Mr. Miyagi) and I presume that “wax on, wax off” has also been replaced by something else.
Watch the trailer for yourself and judge.