Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Movie Review: the Cine-Sib Reviews the "Karate Kid" Remake

On the whole, he liked it.
Karate Kid is a surprisingly well-acted & directed remake of the 1984 classic, reimagined as a fish-out-of-water tale in China with kung fu, NOT karate (cue marketing misnomer stir, purists). Its tautly-paced 140 minutes foster proper character development, with levity ensconced in pathos infused with effective emotional gravitas by Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan, eschewing his usual schtick & giving his best dramatic performance.
(Dude, the Cine-Sib actually used the word "gravitas"?)

Here comes the haiku!
Jacket on and off
That could be annoying, man
Just shut up and train

Hollywood Remake?
Really, couldn't really tell
They did a good job

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