Saturday, June 12, 2010


I was asked if I planned to see "The Karate Kid" starring Jaden Smith, son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith.

That would be..wait for it...a NO. Before people are like, "How can you not?" Well, I can real easy. First, I never saw the 'classic' Karate Kid flicks back in 80's, and I even had real big crush on Ralph Macchio then. Granted the originals are now running on Showtime or Encore or both--so maybe. Yet, maybe more not really.

Jaden Smith was on Letterman Thursday night. He looks so much like his Dad. He was an 11 year old. And OK, I expected him to be cute. Well, Jaden is a kid and a kid is still a kid. I think he took Dave off guard by sitting as far away from him as possible. Dave asked if Jaden was scared of him. Maybe Dave hopped he'd be having a fun interview with a Mini-Will. In all honestly I thought so too. Jaden looks so much like like his Dad, yet reminds me of his mom, Jada when she gives interviews--they're hard for me to watch.

Now, I know some folks will be all over me. And that's OK. Just don't use the kung fu, Jaden uses in the movie, instead of the karate Jaden doesn't use, yet the movie is named after, on me.


Old Kitty said...

Gosh was he really that serious? Maybe he was just bored or scared or both! LOL! Maybe their little girl is more like Will Smith - who really is a fun guy when he is interviewed! A bit off topic now but I thought one of Will Smith's sublime performance was in the first 3/4 of I Am Legend.

The original Ralph Macchio Karate Kid films were of its time - I remember being in love with all the American "brat pack" - Swayze, Macchio, Cruise, Estevez... etc! But they were pretending to be mid to older teens so it was ok to have crushes on them!

Take care

Disneypal said...

I'm with you - I don't have much of a desire to see this movie but mostly because the original movie is GREAT - doesn't need to be "re-made" plus... this isn't the "Karate Kid" from what I read, it is more about Kung Fu - why didn't they just call it the "Kung Fu Kid" ?

Jaden does look so much like his dad. I saw the whole family on Oprah and his mannerisms are a lot like his dad's too.

I hope you rent out the DVD of the original Karate Kid and watch it soon - you won't regret it.

Don's Girl said...

I'be been looking thru the schedule to see when Karate Kid is back on the TV. It's running on one of those stations....we'll see!

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