Saturday, June 19, 2010

The Karate Kid (2.5)

The newest one with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.

I spent the first 30-40 minutes of the movie waiting for something to happen (besides whining and random city scape shots). The movie basically sucks until Jackie Chan comes around.

I don't know what everyone was moaning about when the first trailer was shown and Jackie Chan was playing Mr. Han. Without Jackie Chan this film would've seriously sucked more than it did. Every scene without Chan in it was brutal. Almost painful sometimes. Jackie Chan rocked it and I must say, even though it's not really saying much, this was the best acting I've ever seen him do. Thumbs up. And just...come on...it's Jackie Chan.

Okay Jaden Smith (playing Dre Parker), I know you're a kid and kudos on the awesome moves, but if you don't take some serious lessons on acting from your parents you are going nowhere. No good. Extremely laughable at some points. Yet, he kicked so much ass and was in character when doing training or during the final scenes. Maybe he'll be a purely action movie kinda guy.

Few eye twitchers: The random dancing scene with Dre and his 'love interest' was borderline inappropraite. I felt uncomfortable watching that. The token black mama mom was just...wow. Also, what was with all the face shots of Jaden to Jackie? Over and over again. Jaden pan to Jackie. Jaden snap to Jackie...

If you have nothing to do you could watching this movie. The fighting in it is awesome and watching the training was pretty cool. If you like Jackie Chan hit it up. If none of the above interests you wait for the DVD.

And that last, final scene...painful. Just, why? I want to give it a better rating just because of Jackie Chan and some of the fighting but...I just...can't...

2.5/5

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