Monday, November 7, 2011

MOVIE OF THE WEEK: The Karate Kid


"The Karate Kid" is a true 80's gem. I rented this recently and was shocked to realize that I actually hadn't properly watched it before (only the Hilary Swank sequel and the 2010 remake). I was really surprised by how well the story held up over the years. Yes, the soundtrack is often too chessy and "on the nose" but hey, it's the 80's! The story still resonates in contemporary society though, showing the truth about the high school experience. We see a genuinely nice young man being bullied (ugh, don't ya just hate bullies?), forcing him to find a way to fight back. Next-door neighbour Mr. Miyagi steps in and the effortless chemistry between him and "Daniel-san" is a joy to behold. It's truly one of the most endearing friendships ever captured on film. Daniel learns about discipline and never complains as he trains under his new friend and teacher. By the end of the film, you find yourself rooting for him like he's your own brother.

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