But how you can not build the characters is beyond me. I mean where did she work for heavens sakes? Cohesion: For those that don't know what cohesion means, its the glue that holds and strings things together, makes it flow seamlessly. The Karate Kid 1984 English Subtitles Daniel and his mother move from New Jersey to California. Just a quick comparison with Pat Morita and Jacky Chan. Clumsy exposition that is trying to be subtle, but ends up being super direct, in that intellectually insulting way.
However, I went into this movie expecting to be disappointed in Jaden and walked away disappointed in 3 totally different things. From the previews I knew this movie wasn't going to do justice to the original. Here, we have a similar scene, but it is what happens after it that establishes their relationship and seals the audiences relationship to these two characters. Han without any knowledge of him. Pat was subtle with universal wisdom and was far more endearing. Language Release 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 Arabic 0 B. Ralph may not be stellar, but at least you cared about his character and the supporting cast.
We also have a lot more character building time spent in this film that gives it about 13 more minutes run time than the original, but those extra moments really pay off in a big way. There is just far too much mundane filler, it really slows the movie down and in conclusion when this movie wasn't extremely bizarre, I found it to be more flash than substance. Maybe in 10years Jaden will have some actual acting skills, but for now this movie has been hyped up way too much and is way too crappy to be worth anyones time. Chan is flash with Chinese superstition. Miyagi seems more interested in having Daniel paint fences and wax cars than teaching him Karate.
He didn't do much, and that was good! Han steps in and teaches him Kung-Fu, and now Dre has to take matters into his own hands. She is an important part of Dre's life and it is shown. I was afraid through the ads that Smith's abilities would be over the top great, but through an excellent training montage and philosophical lessons, we buy that this kid is as good as he is in the tournament. As I mentioned previously, we get more of Dre and his mom. First and foremost, let us point out what a lot of people have already mentioned.
As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Overall, it wasn't worth watching. The one thing I noticed the most about this film was the amount of families that attended it. Han Jackie Chan , who does much more than maintenance. Jacket on and Jacket off is no wax on wax off. If you can sit through the first half hour plus of Jaden Smith being a complete brat to everyone especially his mother who just lays down and takes it , then maybe you get to Jackie Chan's short and only real fight scene, and Jaden learning some Kung Fu.
Poor character development, poor story. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life. Billy Zabka and his croonies had personality you hated them and even cheered for Johnny at times, Daniels mom, Lucille had ridiculous personality, even sensei was personable. As Daniel is passing out from the beating he sees Miyagi, the elderly gardener leaps into the fray and save him by outfighting half a dozen teenagers.
Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. I really hate it when stories explain directly what is painfully obvious, or try to insert it, in unrealistic and absurd ways. Miyagi promises to teach Daniel karate and arranges a fight at the all-valley tournament some months off. I found myself laughing at serious scenes which were not only bizarre but ridiculously overreaching. I had heard of audiences literally standing up and cheering, but I figured that was embellished.
Chan was decent in here, but he and Jaden did not bond well at all, nor did Jaden and his mother. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. However, this film lacks the 3 C's. When Dre is forced to fight his bully, Cheng, in the upcoming tournament; Mr. One other standout moment is the climax where they do a great job of ending the movie on a pitch perfect note. Like, I get China is a little crazy on the Kung Fu, but come on! It didn't seem natural, like he was in the moment. There was no explanation for much of anything at all and at times it appeared that things were thrown in just to have an excuse to have a love interest, or for Jaden to be bullied or for his mom to have some dialogue.
After almost being killed, he is rescued by his maintenance man, Mr. Can you honestly tell me why the bully in this remake was the way he was and who in the hell was sensei, what is his background? From the beginning to the end, this movie really talks down to its audience, even if the demographic aimed at is children. There is a richness and texture to everything that takes place against the backdrop of China. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Cohesion, Chemistry and Character development. I wish he would have fought more, though. At least in the original film, Daniel thought he was being put to work, here it's just outright bizarre.