The Karate Kid Remake High-Kicks a Trailer Online

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Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in The Karate Kid (Remake, 2010) Movie Image

Let’s face it, most of you have been dreading this, and so have I. So, without further ado, here’s the first trailer for the Will Smith-produced “Karate Kid” remake, starring Smith’s kid Jaden and Jackie Chan as the Mr. Miyagi character. It’s not bad — actually, it’s a lot better than I thought it would look, but that may just be because I was expecting it to look atrocious — and who would have thunk that Fort Minor’s “Remember the Name” would still work at the tail end of 2009? Admittedly, I don’t like the notion of Jaden Smith’s name coming first before Jackie Chan’s in the marquee, since what has the kid done but ride daddy’s coattails to a movie career, while Chan has busted his chops (and a dozen or so bones, but whose counting) to turn in hit after hit? It’s just so wrong on so many levels.

12-year-old Dre Parker could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying – and the feeling is mutual – but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a master of kung fu. 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.

Starring Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, and directed by Harald Zwart. Paint the fence — or, er, I mean, take off your jacket June 11th, 2010. Via Yahoo.


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  • LSB

    I may watch it.

  • LSB

    I may watch it.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Impressive!
    Deeply impressive, the kid is really good at martial arts!
    Trust me, if you can pull up your legs that high, you are not capable of being a martial artist.

  • http://www.youtube.com/xin0 xino

    Impressive!
    Deeply impressive, the kid is really good at martial arts!
    Trust me, if you can pull up your legs that high, you are not capable of being a martial artist.

  • http://cutting-soup.blogspot.com/ BU

    The thought of this movie made me cringe but after seeing the trailer, i think i might want to see it.

  • http://cutting-soup.blogspot.com BU

    The thought of this movie made me cringe but after seeing the trailer, i think i might want to see it.

  • j.james

    It would be sacreligious to see this film. Its wrong…plan and simple. There is no way in my right fucking mind that i would see this. Smith before Chan on the billing…well, thats the end of the world. Just what i need, remakes of the 80′s movies i love..i am officially old..*sigh*

    • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

      Wow dude. Chill. I mean as much as I love the original, it doesn’t hold up today. This may actually be pretty decent. Don’t hate cause it’s a remake. Hate cause something is bad. Or ignore me and keep drinking your Hater-ade. LoL.

      NEways this looks to imptrove on many things I now find really cheesy about the original, like the whole bullying situation. But I won’t hold my breath.

      • DV5500

        Hehe… Hater-ade, that’s good.

  • j.james

    It would be sacreligious to see this film. Its wrong…plan and simple. There is no way in my right fucking mind that i would see this. Smith before Chan on the billing…well, thats the end of the world. Just what i need, remakes of the 80′s movies i love..i am officially old..*sigh*

    • Dedpool

      Wow dude. Chill. I mean as much as I love the original, it doesn’t hold up today. This may actually be pretty decent. Don’t hate cause it’s a remake. Hate cause something is bad. Or ignore me and keep drinking your Hater-ade. LoL.

      NEways this looks to imptrove on many things I now find really cheesy about the original, like the whole bullying situation. But I won’t hold my breath.

      • DV5500

        Hehe… Hater-ade, that’s good.

  • HulkSmashNow

    Ugh. Why, God, why? Oh, yeah, there’s money to be made…

    • sssss

      i cant wait 2 see it if you get it bfor me please email me and we wewll talk thnxz

  • HulkSmashNow

    Ugh. Why, God, why? Oh, yeah, there’s money to be made…

    • sssss

      i cant wait 2 see it if you get it bfor me please email me and we wewll talk thnxz