I originally gave Jaden Smith the benefit of the doubt. When the new Karate Kid came out most people either didn't like it, or thought it was sacrilegious to try and re-create the original masterpiece.
I kind of thought it was a bad idea too, I thought a prequel trilogy to the original movie would have been better. (More on that in future posts.)
But once I saw the movie I gave it a thumbs up simply due to Jaden Smith and his character were quite likable. Then it was announced that another movie was in the works and I thought it most likely would be well done and successful due to the quality of the first.
However lately, I have been seeing stories in the tabloids and such that Jaden Smith is a little out of control.
I didn't know whether to believe it or not, you never know with those tabloids. But if I am to derive anything from these recent photos of Jaden from a couple of the Kardashian sisters' Twitter accounts I would have to agree.
He looks like a little bit of a doofus.
This kid does not deserve to be called the Karate Kid.
Get someone new, come up with a different story that won't involve him, or don't do the movie all which is probably a safer option.
This is an alternative retro movie poster for the classic 80's film, ’The Karate Kid', designed by Ehron Asher, inspired by international posters from martial arts films of the late 1960's and 1970's such as ‘Enter The Dragon', ’The Sacred Knives of Vengeance', ’The Thunder Kick', and 'The Incredible Kung Fu Master'.
It features a buffed up Daniel "Daniel-san" Larusso in his famous crane kick pose, bad guy Johnny Lawrence of Cobra Kai dojo doing a flying sidekick in his skeleton outfit, and Mr. Miyagi as an aged and long bearded karate master appropriate of a 70's chop sockie flick.
Iwama is an important historical location from the development of Aikido. The former town has a famous dojo built by the founder of aikido, Morihei Ueshiba, who lived there from 1942 until his death in 1969. (Wikipedia)