Tuesday, May 25, 2010

THE WHAT KID?

The whole "Unnecessary Vehicle for Will Smith's Son" thing aside, the new KARATE KID remake is bugging the shit out of me.

What bugs me is the title. So, its the story of a young boy who moves to CHINA where he befriends a KUNG FU Master and learns the ancient CHINESE fighting style "KUNG FU".... and is then called "The KARATE Kid." Shouldn't he be called "THE KUNG FU KID"?. You know, because he's fighting with Kung Fu (not Karate).. because Kung Fu is Chinese and Karate is Japanese... he's fighting with Kung Fu (not Karate).

Have we become so dumb as a Society? It just really irritates me and makes me sad.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not sure but i think it is called kung fu kid in china.

allen etter said...

Yeah...the only part that looks entertaining is the take on the 'catch a fly with a chop stick' and Jackie Chan uses a fly swatter. Honestly, calling it something clever like, say, "Kung Fu Child" would have me more interested than calling it "Karate Kid".

Timewaster said...

And it's really more of a remake of "The Karate Kid 2".

Daniel said...

just wait till you see/hear the technique that replaces "wax-on. wax-off",.,,the sponge is replaced with a jacket,...so now we get "Jacket-on. jacket-off"

-no s#@%

GC said...

Two words - "It's Disney"

nfpgasmask said...

Yeah, that is ridiculous. It's no wonder that other countries think the USA is a country made of morons.

Rob said...

@GC

Haha, two more words. "Its racist."

Jim said...

I wouldn't go so far as to say its racist, but ignorant and stupid yes.

Chun said...

Definitely racist. Look at all the other racist vehicles Disney has put out: Mulan, Aladdin, Pocahontas. Racism is built on foundations of ignorance & stupidity. I'd still go see it for Jackie Chan.

Jim said...

While Racism is built on foundations of ignorance and stupidity, it does not necessarily mean all thins that are ignorant & stupid are rascist.

Personally, I don't see how calling it "The KARATE Kid" instead of "The KUNG FU Kid" is rascist.

The title is what I'm talking about.

Anonymous said...

the title alone SHOULD insult everyone's intelligence; like we couldn't figure out that "The Kung Fu Kid" was tied into "The KArate Kid"?!?! they had to just leave it that name to make Americans look even DUMBER than we really are as a nation?!?!

it's not racist, but just DUMB; the observation in your last post, Jim, was right on the money.

...and i'll GLADLY bust Disney's balls 'cause those assclowns think that even 10 yr old kids have 8 yr old intellects. i mean; are they the devil? no, but they might just be, depending on what they do w/ Marvel.

if it's anything like what they are doing by selling up these GROSSLY overrated little plastic tools on their stupid little tv series, then Marvel is SCREWED.