boingboing — 2014-02-24T11:32:29-05:00 — #1
chickied — 2014-02-24T12:37:46-05:00 — #2
Has the same director as Rocky and was envisioned as a Rocky movie for children.
spunkytws — 2014-02-24T14:37:03-05:00 — #3
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.
snig — 2014-02-25T06:56:53-05:00 — #4
chickied — 2014-02-25T09:40:07-05:00 — #5
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.
boingboing — 2014-03-01T11:32:35-05:00 — #6
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