Karate Kid

September 19, 2008

When Harrison woke up from his nap yesterday he was kind of sad, so we cuddled on the couch and watched "Karate Kid". It's been years since I last saw it. But it was fun. However, I find it kind of hard to believe that: 1. Those high school seniors would spend that much time terrorizing one skinny sophomore. 2. That Daniel winning the karate competition would make that crazy gang leader say "You're all right, Daniel. You're all right." right after getting kicked in the face by him. (Though now that I think about it, a crane kick in the face would really set a lot of people straight. Only problem is, face kicking - even to people who really, really need it - is generally looked down on. I guess Mr. Miyagi knew what he was doing.) And 3.That a boy who hadn't ever actually sparred with anyone before would really be able to win the competition. And that Elizabeth Shue would be interested in him. And that he kept tucking ALL his shirts in. Luckily he was in California, or else I'm pretty sure I would have seen him tucking in his sweaters. Phew. Really dodged a bullet with that one.
Still, I think it is good! I liked it when it first came out and I still do. Ranks right up there with.... I don't know. I'm drawing a blank. What does it rank up there with?

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  1. I just watched Karate Kid recently for the first time in years. Don't know quite what it ranks up there with either. Kresten has seen the beginning and end of it, and said he wanted to watch the "karate training" parts that he had missed. Turned out there weren't any. So I thought winning was stretching credibility. But then I decided that was all part of the magic of Miyagi's teaching method.
    Hard to realize, but in the grand scheme, tucking in only fell out of fashion recently.

  2. Ooh. I use to have a crush on Mr. Ralph Machio? Ha, ha...oh, and they should of stopped the squeals when they imported the girl karate kid. Boo.

  3. I really like the Karate Kid it is cool

  4. After reading this I decided I needed to watch the movie again. I watched it late at night and got such a kick out of it. The clothes, the music, the hair. Oh, and really didn't remember Ralph being so scrawny. I know that was part of the story line, but in my memory he was still a little more tough.