#1 By: Boing Boing, February 24th, 2014 11:32
#2 By: Suzanne, February 24th, 2014 12:37
Has the same director as Rocky and was envisioned as a Rocky movie for children.
#3 By: Christopher Waldrop, February 24th, 2014 14:37
I resisted seeing The Karate Kid for a long time for the same reason Dan did: I thought it was a karate movie, and I just wasn't into karate.
A friend of mine who was into karate--he had a red belt, as I recall--refused to see it because he insisted it was so unrealistic about karate matches. A move like sweeping the leg, he kept telling anyone who would listen, would get a competitor disqualified.
This seriously undermined his claim that practicing karate made a person smarter.
#4 By: snig, February 25th, 2014 06:56
#5 By: Suzanne, February 25th, 2014 09:40
In the special DVD Ralph Macchio also says that he and the rest of the cast, of course, did not know karate. He and Pat Morita were trained in a totally different style from the "bad kids," and kept separate from them during the preparation for their roles.
#6 By: Boing Boing, March 1st, 2014 11:32
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