"I just go where they tell me to."
The biggest problem I have with The Karate Kid remake isn’t the casting or the performances but the premise. In the second trailer, we see Jaden Smith uprooted 11,000 miles away from home and forced to adjust to life on the rough and tumble streets of Beijing. I’m sorry but I refuse to believe that China is worse than Detroit. If you’ve ever been to Michigan, you know it looks like the aftermath of a zombie war. In China, the only real menace is subway overcrowding.
All that withstanding, I can see this movie doing well. Jaden Smith’s smugness is played down and Jackie Chan works as the grizzled mentor. Also, a monk threatens to bitchslap a cobra. The only thing that doesn’t work for me are the "humorous" moments. I mean, c’mon. Is this a remake of The Karate Kid or Rush Hour 2?
WATCH JACKIE CHAN BEAT CHILDREN AFTER THE JUMP…