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New Karate Kid trailer thinks its the best around

02.24.2010

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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