That Karate Kid remake, which was to star nepotism incarnate, Jaden Smith, just got ever so slightly less enraging. Jackie Chan, the film's new Mr. Miyagi, says there's talk of a name change that would more accurately represent Chan's skills and ancestry, plus set it up for a live-action/CGI Kung Fu Panda cross-over:
"They don't want to call it Karate Kid any more," Chan said. "They want to call it The Kung Fu Kid."
That's a step in the right direction. Now could something be done about how the concept of The Karate Kid is being reintroduced as The Kung Fu Kid, with Jaden Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and the director of Agent Cody Banks and The Pink Panther 2? Because, even after having my petty anger over the name soothed, I still have to say this sounds like a terrible movie.
Jackie Chan's Karate Kid Remake to be Called Kung Fu Kid [FirstShowing]
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