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B1GM13
06-15-2010, 12:44 PM
With The Karate Kid (http://uk.movies.ign.com/objects/024/024815.html) reboot grossing more than $50m at the U.S. box office over the weekend, talk is already turning to the potential for a sequel.

Speaking to MTV News (http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1641532/20100614/story.jhtml), director Harald Zwart (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/965/965092.html) said that the team behind the movie have already kicked around some ideas.


http://moviesmedia.ign.com/movies/image/article/109/1097803/the-karate-kid-2-20100615040327231.jpg Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith in the hugely succesful Karate Kid.


"Every now and then we discussed it" he said. "But the truth is, when you see Jackie [Chan (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/914/914671.html)] and Jaden [Smith (http://uk.stars.ign.com/objects/967/967110.html)], they're like a really good film couple. On and off camera, I was watching how they were pulling practical jokes on each other and throwing rocks in the lake, and you just want to keep looking at them because they have a great dynamic and great humor. We have just been playing with a few different ideas, but we haven't landed on anything at the moment."

However, it seems that a sequel would be unlikely to follow the template of the original Karate Kid Part II, with Zwart stating "I personally think it's now so much on its own two feet, given the success, that it would be interesting to see where we could take it without ever thinking about the old ones."

Source - IGN.com

How did this film make $50m over the weekend? it looks terrible!

Nozza XBA
06-15-2010, 12:48 PM
I watched a interview with Will Smith on Radio One ageas ago talking about this (as he's producing it or something) He didnt know if to call it Taekwondo Kid as it was being filmed in in one of countries where Karate isnt there fightnig style.. Korea?

I dont know.. Was funny though and I'm still not going to watch this!

Purge
06-15-2010, 12:50 PM
I thought Jackie Chan looked good in it, well, he looked rough and I believe that makes him look good.

"But the truth is, when you see Jackie [Chan] and Jaden [Smith], they're like a really good film couple. On and off camera, I was watching how they were pulling practical jokes on each other and throwing rocks in the lake, and you just want to keep looking at them because they have a great dynamic and great humor. We have just been playing with a few different ideas, but we haven't landed on anything at the moment."

I'd keep an eye on Jackie Chan lol..

Iconoclast
06-15-2010, 01:46 PM
Please, no.

PointPlaceWI
06-15-2010, 02:39 PM
It made that much money because it's a reboot of a popular movie and involved a big star and an "up-and-coming" star. It also had good advertising and lots and lots of it. Good formula for making some money.

Muffin the Holy
06-15-2010, 03:52 PM
If this is as successful as they're anticipating, expect someone to pick up a 3 Ninjas reboot.

I miss Pat Morita.

xSeifer13x
06-16-2010, 11:47 PM
Please, no.

I hate to break it to ya missy, but this was actually a damn good movie. That statement coming from the same guy who when he first saw the trailer swore that he would find a way for all involved to burn in the hottest level of hell for all eternity.

It made that much money because it's a reboot of a popular movie and involved a big star and an "up-and-coming" star. It also had good advertising and lots and lots of it. Good formula for making some money.

I think it made a lot of money because people told other people about how they liked it. Coming into this film no one critics and movie goers alike thought it would do as well as it did. The film came out and those that didn't flat out hate it for what it was (myself included) gave it a chance. Either it be you like Jackie Chan, or your a Will Smith fan and you want to support his son after seeing him in The Pursuit of Happiness, or you just don't hold a grudge toward remakes and reboots as we do. Those people must have enjoyed it and that pushed those that came in hating the movie from the get-go to give it a chance. You don't have to be a certain kind of person to enjoy the movie I just think you have to be open-minded. Forget the first films exist and take it for what it is. After the first 45 minutes you start to notice the film looses the feeling of the original and attempts to take off on it's own which I felt it did very well. Yeah the ending and some of the 2nd half of the movie was expected, but a lot of it I didn't see coming.

I also want to add what others have said, but Jackie Chan was fucking amazing in this film. He's always been a funny guy who knows martial arts and that's always made people like him, however in this film he shows you that he can also act very well and like a fine wine he's just got better over age. I strongly feel Pat Morita would approve of Chan's take on his persona in the film. Ralph Macchio was at the premier and even stated he really enjoyed the movie, so if it's got his graces then it has mine as well.