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#425612 - 03/02/10 11:21 AM Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"...
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...when in the trailer, they make it clear he's learning Kung Fu?

I know, I'm being nit-picky. To the casual observer, all MA's are krotty.

We need more Tony Jaa movies. laugh
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#425618 - 03/02/10 01:51 PM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: Zombie Zero]
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I was just discussing that with my wife.

I think they are trying to piggy back off the name and bring the old fan base. Even thought the movie looks promising. Just that the title is waaay off..
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#425648 - 03/03/10 09:02 PM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: JasonM]
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Because "The Kung-fu Kid" just wouldn't sound as good.
Sounds more like a cartoon.
"The Wu-Shu kid" sounds even worse. No one outside the MA community would know what it means.

I suggest calling it "Hong Kong Boogie"
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#425651 - 03/04/10 01:37 AM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: TeK9]
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Quite honestly, Hollywood is running out of ideas, so they recycle the old ones.

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#425653 - 03/04/10 05:40 AM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: TaekwonDoFan]
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Pretty much!

I just heard the other day sony is looking to do 21 Jump Street. Sorry if ya too young to remmeber. And also heard Johnny Depp would like to do a cameo.
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#425667 - 03/04/10 01:57 PM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: JasonM]
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Whatever happened to Tony Jaa!
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#425700 - 03/05/10 07:17 PM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: Kathryn]
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Tony Jaa's 'Ong Bak 2' just released on DVD in the UK after a run at the cinema last year. It was reasonably well recieved, but now the 'wow' factor about his choreography and contact level has diminished, people are looking for him to step up and make a good film, as opposed to a load of nonsense that links some good action scenes.
Apparently, Ong Bak 2 saw him go overbudget, over schedule, and have a nervous breakdown from the pressure of directing and starring in it.
Ong Bak 3 may, or may not, be a continuation of the prequel, but is due to start filming shortly.

On the original subject, I have no idea why they would call this 'the karate kid', and wish they had updated 'The last Dragon' instead, which was always the better movie.
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#425727 - 03/07/10 02:49 AM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: Cord]
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Originally Posted By: Cord
On the original subject, I have no idea why they would call this 'the karate kid', and wish they had updated 'The last Dragon' instead, which was always the better movie.


I think they are doing a remake of "The Last Dragon", with Samuel Jackson as Shonuff. Check the wiki entry.

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#425728 - 03/07/10 04:54 AM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: TaekwonDoFan]
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Good grief, shows that I should be carefull what I wish for frown

What next?
why not sh1t on a real classic like Enter the Dragon? You know they want to mad
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#425733 - 03/07/10 11:52 AM Re: Why are they calling it "The Karate Kid"... [Re: Cord]
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Yes, you should be careful what you wish for.

They're remaking "Enter the Dragon", and it's going to be a noir-style film. I'm not sure I want to know what that means.

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