The Kung Fu Kid Crane-Kicks My Heart


This is a spy photo from the set of The Karate Kid remake The Kung Fu Kid. That is indeed Jackie Chan in the Mr. Miyagi role, complete with a very unsettling mustache, and Will Smith’s kid Jaden as Daniel (or whatever his name will be in the movie). I’m really torn here. I loved the original Karate Kid like most people born before 1980, but it’s hardly to integral to my youth that I can muster my normal virulence about a remake. Honestly, it’s probably not a bad idea, because all kids love kung fu shit. On the other hand, I look at this picture and I think about Pat Morita and sweeping the leg and it just makes me sad and confused and a little nauseous. What do you guys think? (Via Twitch)