sexta-feira, 3 de setembro de 2010
The Karate Kid (2010) - Movie review, by Jo Piantavinha
Have you ever seen The Karate Kid (2010)?
When I first saw Karate Kid in 1984, I was an 11 years-old girl. In that first version, Ralph Macchio was Daniel Larusso, and the unforgettable actor Pat Morita was Mr. Kesuke Miaygi.
Just like any kid and teenager in the 80's, I really loved the movie and saw it many times! And, like every girl then, I fell in love with "Daniel San"... Lol... So, because of my sweet memories, I didn't expect much about this new version.
Last week, when the movie came out, my 12 years-old son and me went to the movie to see Will Smith's son as the new "karate kid". When the movie started I felt completely involved with the plot. Then, I found I was completely wrong... The movie is really amazing!!!
Jaden Smith, who plays Dre, is more than a talented and world famous actor's son. Jaden has his own bright. He is a cutie talented 12 years-old actor who shares the scenes with a movie legend, Jackie Chan. In the movie, Jackie Chan plays a reclusive handyman, Mr. Han, who teaches the boy the art of Kung-fu.
I have no words to describe the performance of both. The acting chemistry they share is quite extraordinary. It's really passionate watch them!
Also, it's truly fascinating to watch snooty and rambunctious Dre transform into a confident warrior, and the charismatic Smith and expert Chan build a believably tender and touching surrogate father-son relationship.
The only curious thing about the movie is, in spite of its title, Karate Kid, Dre actually learns Kung-fu.
I really recommend it!
Run to the movie and have fun!