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Posted on 6/22/10 11:06 PM
For anyone who was bullied in school, this is the ultimate movie where you will root for the underdog and wish for the villains to get their asses kicked! Most importantly, it made Pat Morita's character "Mr. Miyagi" into a household name!
This is a classic 80's movie that will forever be famous for its generation. It was refreshing to see this movie again as it has been released on Blu-ray this year (2010). It makes you feel like a kid again! There are some scenes where it seems outdated; but the universal story of the underdog standing up to his bullies, still holds up strong after all these years.
After watching this movie again, I really appreciate & admire Pat Morita's character even more! It's the classic bond of an everyday ordinary old man who becomes more than just a sensei to Ralpha Macchio; but also a teacher, a mentor, but most importantly, a dear friend.
I saw the remake version of the new Karate Kid and they pay multiple homage to this original film. So even though the new version is for today's generation, the 1984 version will always be the film that is remembered. You know a movie is a classic when you can say "Wax On, Wax Off!" and people know EXACTLY what you're talking about!