Big time movie nerds with databank memories: is the new Karate Kid the first meta-remake ever? Looking at this trailer it seems that this movie takes place in a universe where there is a Karate Kid movie, and that the bullies picking on Jaden Smith have seen it, and that’s where the title comes from. Weird, huh? I kind of like it.
So while the movie should be called Kung-Fu Kid at least the movie has Jackie Chan talking about kung-fu and not karate, a distinction that’s very important. And beyond that, the movie looks really… interesting. Who would have thought that? Maybe this Karate Kid remake could be a good film after all. Kudos to Sony for getting a good trailer out there.