I've been watching some ads lately for the new Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. Now, normally I don't make comment on movies that I haven't seen, but each time I see the ads, I am bothered by the following.
#1. Jaden Smith is a little too young to play the character.
#2. Jackie Chan says he is going to teach young Mr. Smith 'real Kung-fu". Kung-fu? Isn't it the Karate Kid?
I have no issue with the film being remade/re-imagined. The original was also a great film. I just feel that if you call it the Karate Kid, it's Karate that should be taught.
Given my concerns, I will likely still see the movie at some point. I am always interested in any film that positively portrays the martial arts.
Perhaps the film will change will my mind on these points.
Enjoy the film.