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Feb. 24, 2010by:

While I'm not exactly beaming with excitement for THE KARATE KID remake, this new trailer for the film is much better than the first, which lost like a million points in my book for using that damn Fort Minor song throughout. The new trailer is pretty slick and seems to be putting a slightly stronger emphasis on emotion and character, which is always nice. Also, they managed to squeeze in a snippet of Joe Esposito's trademark song from the original there at the end.

Check out the trailer below, or in HD over at Yahoo! Movies.

Synopsis: 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

Extra Tidbit: Joe Esposito's "You're the Best" was actually written for ROCKY III but then rejected in favor of Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger".
Source: Yahoo! Movies

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7:02AM on 02/24/2010
just bring mr Miyagi back, oh right, and daniel san too :)
just bring mr Miyagi back, oh right, and daniel san too :)
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7:03AM on 02/24/2010
I am too scared to watch it, even if you say it much better, that to me says it is still unwatchable because the first trailer basically killed me and I am now back as a zombie.
I am too scared to watch it, even if you say it much better, that to me says it is still unwatchable because the first trailer basically killed me and I am now back as a zombie.
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7:04AM on 02/24/2010

Much Improved Trailer

I wasn't over the moon with the remake of this movie, but this new trailer looks decent. Mr Miyagi won't be turning in his grave just yet.
I wasn't over the moon with the remake of this movie, but this new trailer looks decent. Mr Miyagi won't be turning in his grave just yet.
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7:06AM on 02/24/2010
Lame. Truly lame. Oh Jackie Chan what have the American pigs done to you?
Lame. Truly lame. Oh Jackie Chan what have the American pigs done to you?
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7:35AM on 02/24/2010
While I still won't watch it, I think that this trailer is much better than what we've seen before. I think that kids and preteens will really dig this flick. The rest of us will just have to be content to sit around being cynical.
While I still won't watch it, I think that this trailer is much better than what we've seen before. I think that kids and preteens will really dig this flick. The rest of us will just have to be content to sit around being cynical.
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7:41AM on 02/24/2010

And this is where it lost me...

"nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu"
"nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu"
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8:01AM on 02/24/2010
And another thing: Is this an ACTUAL remake? Or a reboot of some kind? Because it has zero similarity to the original aside from the fly scene and the whole kid moving to a new neighborhood deal.
And another thing: Is this an ACTUAL remake? Or a reboot of some kind? Because it has zero similarity to the original aside from the fly scene and the whole kid moving to a new neighborhood deal.
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8:02AM on 02/24/2010
That kid really looks like his father. Even his expressions is remarkable similar to Will Smiths.

But I must say; I don't like the fact that they use the soundtrack from "the last samurai". Why not create a new one instead.
That kid really looks like his father. Even his expressions is remarkable similar to Will Smiths.

But I must say; I don't like the fact that they use the soundtrack from "the last samurai". Why not create a new one instead.
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8:37AM on 02/24/2010
why is this called "The Karate Kid" again it's not the same as the original. Just call it "The New Karate Kid" or something. Why Reboot it if you're going to make it different? This movie makes me mad.
why is this called "The Karate Kid" again it's not the same as the original. Just call it "The New Karate Kid" or something. Why Reboot it if you're going to make it different? This movie makes me mad.
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9:06AM on 02/24/2010

Confusing

So... it's called "The Karate Kid", because he knows only a little Karate to begin with... and then he learns Kung Fu.

The movie doesn't have the title Kung Fu Kid because of what now?
So... it's called "The Karate Kid", because he knows only a little Karate to begin with... and then he learns Kung Fu.

The movie doesn't have the title Kung Fu Kid because of what now?
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9:38AM on 02/24/2010
that whole "jacket off" thing was lame.. I wish they wouldnt take so much from the original.. Never thought Id say it, but I wish theyd only use the name of the franchise to get attention and do something new..
that whole "jacket off" thing was lame.. I wish they wouldnt take so much from the original.. Never thought Id say it, but I wish theyd only use the name of the franchise to get attention and do something new..
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9:47AM on 02/24/2010

Everything is Kung Fu...

...Well, except for the title of the movie.
...Well, except for the title of the movie.
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9:47AM on 02/24/2010
Well, I'll be damned if that doesn't look like a good time. I don't care about the whole kung-fu/karate snafu...and I doubt audiences will either. I like good movies, and I refuse to let cynicism prevent me from seeing potentially good movies. Unless this ends up sucking, then I shall eat my words.
Well, I'll be damned if that doesn't look like a good time. I don't care about the whole kung-fu/karate snafu...and I doubt audiences will either. I like good movies, and I refuse to let cynicism prevent me from seeing potentially good movies. Unless this ends up sucking, then I shall eat my words.
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10:04AM on 02/24/2010
I want to see the scene where Jackie Chan beats the shit out of that gang of 10 year olds. haha!
I want to see the scene where Jackie Chan beats the shit out of that gang of 10 year olds. haha!
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10:11AM on 02/24/2010

Jesus Murphy!

I HATE Will Smith, and now he's got a franchise with this kid who could make the mickey mouse club seem like shakespearian thespians!?! This is so awful I want to kill everyone involved. The worst part is that this kid grew up fucking loaded and has no idea what a real child even is like so thanks a lot Will Fuckface Smith. Now you got this turd thats gonna be stealing any kid role he wants from kids and their parents that could maybe actually use the money. Greasy!
I HATE Will Smith, and now he's got a franchise with this kid who could make the mickey mouse club seem like shakespearian thespians!?! This is so awful I want to kill everyone involved. The worst part is that this kid grew up fucking loaded and has no idea what a real child even is like so thanks a lot Will Fuckface Smith. Now you got this turd thats gonna be stealing any kid role he wants from kids and their parents that could maybe actually use the money. Greasy!
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10:15AM on 02/24/2010
Looks like it could be a contender for worst film of the year.
Looks like it could be a contender for worst film of the year.
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10:22AM on 02/24/2010
Fuck this movie.
Fuck this movie.
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10:22AM on 02/24/2010

Trailer

I'm currently wiping blood off my keyboard that I threw up while watching this. Kid needs a slap. Or a car to the face...
I'm currently wiping blood off my keyboard that I threw up while watching this. Kid needs a slap. Or a car to the face...
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10:52AM on 02/24/2010
oh boy, Im wondering how bad this is going to be. Looks like shit
oh boy, Im wondering how bad this is going to be. Looks like shit
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10:57AM on 02/24/2010
sadly this will not stand up to the original, and the fact that it's nearly a straight ripoff of the original makes it a little worse. on the plus side, looks like Jackie Chan is getting to stretch those (limited) acting chops like he always wanted.
sadly this will not stand up to the original, and the fact that it's nearly a straight ripoff of the original makes it a little worse. on the plus side, looks like Jackie Chan is getting to stretch those (limited) acting chops like he always wanted.
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11:22AM on 02/24/2010

Jacket on... Jacket off...

My only gripe is the title - but nothing can be done about that seeing as how it's a reboot - and the jacket thing, lol. I think the Kung Fu change is a GREAT idea since Karate is kind of a wooden-motions style that can't bring nearly as much action without having to stop every three seconds because someone scored a point.

To some people's comments: Yes, it's a reboot and not a remake (or a ripoff - this was beyond stupid). Mr. Myagi can't come back because Pat Morita is deceased and can
My only gripe is the title - but nothing can be done about that seeing as how it's a reboot - and the jacket thing, lol. I think the Kung Fu change is a GREAT idea since Karate is kind of a wooden-motions style that can't bring nearly as much action without having to stop every three seconds because someone scored a point.

To some people's comments: Yes, it's a reboot and not a remake (or a ripoff - this was beyond stupid). Mr. Myagi can't come back because Pat Morita is deceased and can Never be replaced. You're hating on the acting skills of a kid who can act better than you can at your current age. I wanted to slap the kid upside the head in Day the Earth Stood Still, sure, but I considered punching myself in the face, first, for sitting all the way through it. Also, he's the KID of Will Smith, not Will Smith himself - quit the prejudice. @Hunglowman I also want to watch that scene entirely. Finally: yes, the jacket thing was completely unnecessary.

Look, it's Jackie Chan in a big-budget movie filmed in his home country, he doesn't look as tense and isn't as afraid of screwing up his English - you can tell. I'm just wondering who the evil "sifu" (formerly "sensei") will be. I will pray the Nordic gods (for some reason) and hope that they thought about this one and will provide some type of Chow Yun-Fat cameo.
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11:24AM on 02/24/2010
hah this looks great!
hah this looks great!
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11:55AM on 02/24/2010

Wow...!

This looks pretty good.

I'm hoping it's a success.
This looks pretty good.

I'm hoping it's a success.
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12:36PM on 02/24/2010

Again why Karate KID!??

The entire trailer SHOWCASES and SAYS "KUNG FU" I'm going to teach you REAL KUNG FU! How the fuck can you call it the KARATE Kid then???? Ughhh, this kid can't act for crap either. I like Jackie Chan, but he hasn't made a good American movie in I don't know how long.
The entire trailer SHOWCASES and SAYS "KUNG FU" I'm going to teach you REAL KUNG FU! How the fuck can you call it the KARATE Kid then???? Ughhh, this kid can't act for crap either. I like Jackie Chan, but he hasn't made a good American movie in I don't know how long.
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1:25PM on 02/24/2010

Looks fine

First of all the original isn't all that great to begin with. So I don't know where all the hate is coming from. Jackie is much better than Pat Morita. By far! Only problem I have with it is of course the title. It's just strange that they kept the title when everything about the film is kung fu. And I hope there's a damn good reason why an African-American woman would take her kid and move to FUCKING CHINA!
First of all the original isn't all that great to begin with. So I don't know where all the hate is coming from. Jackie is much better than Pat Morita. By far! Only problem I have with it is of course the title. It's just strange that they kept the title when everything about the film is kung fu. And I hope there's a damn good reason why an African-American woman would take her kid and move to FUCKING CHINA!
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1:27PM on 02/24/2010
Kid's got nothin' on Ralph Macchio.
Kid's got nothin' on Ralph Macchio.
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1:25AM on 02/25/2010
Ooh good one Hunglowman. ;-)
Ooh good one Hunglowman. ;-)
3:19PM on 02/24/2010
except a career
except a career
1:49PM on 02/24/2010
Why have they not changed the title of this movie to The Kung-Fu Kid?
Why have they not changed the title of this movie to The Kung-Fu Kid?
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2:08PM on 02/24/2010
How DARE they use Hans Zimmers score from The LAst Samurai in this trailer!!
How DARE they use Hans Zimmers score from The LAst Samurai in this trailer!!
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4:42PM on 02/24/2010
I love the score too. I meant why are they using it for a Jayden Smith movie....because he sucks.
I love the score too. I meant why are they using it for a Jayden Smith movie....because he sucks.
2:47PM on 02/24/2010
I think the movie actually looks pretty cool and I LOVE the score from The Last Samurai
I think the movie actually looks pretty cool and I LOVE the score from The Last Samurai
3:50PM on 02/24/2010

NO.

"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
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4:13PM on 02/24/2010

NO.

"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
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4:16PM on 02/24/2010

NO.

"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
"It's the 80's Mr. Miyagi! We can't let Hollywood shit all over something we got right the first time around!"
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4:18PM on 02/24/2010

???

Sorry for the triple post. Not sure how I pulled that off.
Sorry for the triple post. Not sure how I pulled that off.
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4:39PM on 02/24/2010
Hey.. Jaden Smith. just cause your daddy's a big movie star doesn't make you anything more then an annoying little fuck with dreads.
Hey.. Jaden Smith. just cause your daddy's a big movie star doesn't make you anything more then an annoying little fuck with dreads.
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5:30PM on 02/24/2010

Looks passable

I`ve got no hate for anyone involved in this movie hell i might consider sneaking in to it on my way out of a better movie ! Finally i gotta put this out there the first karate kid kinda sucked there i said it the movie was by no means perfect I look forward to some reboots because i can watch them over the older slightly crappier orginals but i do find some remakes/ reboots are better than the orginals for example last house on the left was a remake and i loved it and would know nothing
I`ve got no hate for anyone involved in this movie hell i might consider sneaking in to it on my way out of a better movie ! Finally i gotta put this out there the first karate kid kinda sucked there i said it the movie was by no means perfect I look forward to some reboots because i can watch them over the older slightly crappier orginals but i do find some remakes/ reboots are better than the orginals for example last house on the left was a remake and i loved it and would know nothing about the orginal if not for the remake all we as movie fans can do is expect the worst from this film and hope for the best. If you are so against the movie don`t go see it
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5:32PM on 02/24/2010
Jackie Chan actually said "Jacket Off." Have to agree. There'd probably be less hate and it would look less ridiculous if it was called Kung Fu Kid. This trailer's better than the other one, but why is Jackie Chan fighting a bunch of school yard kid bullies? I'm still not going to see it.
Jackie Chan actually said "Jacket Off." Have to agree. There'd probably be less hate and it would look less ridiculous if it was called Kung Fu Kid. This trailer's better than the other one, but why is Jackie Chan fighting a bunch of school yard kid bullies? I'm still not going to see it.
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6:52PM on 02/24/2010

Nope.

Jackie Chan literally saying "Jacket Off" to a little boy is just wrong in my book.
Jackie Chan literally saying "Jacket Off" to a little boy is just wrong in my book.
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9:05PM on 02/24/2010

Bring it!

I love Jackie Chan, and I want this to work. So maybe it is me being naive ... but I want to see this.
I love Jackie Chan, and I want this to work. So maybe it is me being naive ... but I want to see this.
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12:11AM on 02/25/2010
Still annoyed about the name
Still annoyed about the name
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1:53AM on 02/25/2010
I can't say that I'm eagerly looking forward to this, but at the same time I can't understand why so much hate is being directed at Jaden Smith. I agree he probably wouldn't get a shot at being in a movie like this if daddy weren't Big Willy, but he won't get to keep leveraging that forever. Nepotism only gets you so far if you can't deliver, even in Hollywood. I may have issues with this movie, probably for a lot of the same reasons everyone else does, but I'm not ready to start dumping
I can't say that I'm eagerly looking forward to this, but at the same time I can't understand why so much hate is being directed at Jaden Smith. I agree he probably wouldn't get a shot at being in a movie like this if daddy weren't Big Willy, but he won't get to keep leveraging that forever. Nepotism only gets you so far if you can't deliver, even in Hollywood. I may have issues with this movie, probably for a lot of the same reasons everyone else does, but I'm not ready to start dumping hate on a kid because of who his dad is.
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8:20AM on 06/15/2010

Chan and Smith both look good in this.

Seen both trailers...looks very good. Will definitely be taking my 7 year old in the hope that it'll inspire him to take his traditional shotokan karate lessons more seriously...well that will be the official excuse for me going to see it ;o)
Seen both trailers...looks very good. Will definitely be taking my 7 year old in the hope that it'll inspire him to take his traditional shotokan karate lessons more seriously...well that will be the official excuse for me going to see it ;o)
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