The Karate Kid (2010)

I caught the new Karate Kid on TV yesterday, and was surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I think it’s a good example of how to do a remake without either ignoring source material and just sharing names, or leaving the audience wondering why they didn’t just watch the original film. Instead we’re given a nice retelling of the original story with updates that make sense for the new cast and setting, with nods to the original that never feel like the director is just copying scenes. Continue reading