The Karate Kid, NOT!

Just watched the trailer for the new THE KARATE KID movie over on Yahoo. I like Jackie Chan. Will's Smith's son looks like he put in a lot of effort and turns in a decent performance. It follows the time honored chop-socky flick formula. New kid has bullies. New kid finds instructor in unexpected circumstance. New kid gets training he doesn't understand. New kid understands training. New kid defeats bullies.

Problem: he's not doing Karate.

So why call it THE KARATE KID? Money, of course. It's all about name recognition. I understand that this is the way of things. It looks like a quality product that they put together. Still, they could have called it "The Kung-Fu Kid" and I'd have had no gripes.

It is petty, but I'm skipping this one.

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