The Karate Kid new trailer online
I was rather taken with the previous trailer for the remake and relocation of The Karate Kid, made better in no small part by Jackie Chan seemingly playing it seriously. Well now there's another trailer out for the film and this one keeps the tone tough and serious, and the action looks pretty damn good.
Once again I'm surprised by the film, and how Jaden Smith is pulling off some of these moves, he's obviously been practicing a very long time and it's paying off for the film.
You can see the new trailer for The Karate Kid below, and see the new "wax on, wax off" is going to be the jacket. I think this just might work, and I'm willing to say I'm surprised and perhaps even wrong in my initial thoughts of it being another poor remake.
There's some good moments of the philosophy of Karate and martial arts, and the original feel and themes of Karate Kid are there too.
However, we do know how far removed trailers can be from the film itself, yet I'm thinking this might be one of these films that turns out as good as the trailer suggests.
Interestingly they've cut out the comic line that comes from Jackie Chan's character after catching the fly in the chopsticks, I wonder if that's a conscious decision to pitch the film at a much more serious level?