Friday, December 05, 2008

Sweep the stupid idea!

Pinkett Smith Happy to Help Karate Kid Son:

    Actress Jada Pinkett Smith has a new role - acting as son Jaden's mentor as he stars in a remake of The Karate Kid.

    Jaden, Pinkett Smith's eldest child with her movie star husband Will Smith, is forging his own Hollywood career after winning the part of Daniel Larusso in a remake of the hit 1984 film.

    And Pinkett Smith will be behind the scenes playing a supporting role for Jaden, 10, who has previously acted alongside his father in 2006 movie The Pursuit of Happyness.

    She says, "I'll probably be playing stage mummy, which is not a role I play very well. My son said, I need you here just as mummy."
The Karate Kid is an effing classic. It does not need to be remade. God. This seriously ticks me off. No originality anymore.

ETA: From here:
    Smith also spoke about his son’s upcoming remake of The Karate Kid, and the news isn’t pretty. Apparently young Jaden, seasoned veteran of at least (but no more than) two movies, is taking a stand on the classic crane kick that not only won Daniel Larusso a trophy but the hearts of Elizabeth Shue, Tamlyn Tomita, and all of America. He doesn’t want the iconic crane move in his movie. Apparently, Jaden wants his Daniel to kick ass with moves taken from video games. The irony here is that papa Will is trying to convince his son not to mess with a classic film by changing something so important…


ETA #2: From here:
    Jaden Smith made his film debut alongside his father in The Pursuit of Happyness, and will also be seen in next month’s The Day the Earth Stood Still. Following in his father’s footsteps, Jaden has already pressured the studio to alter the ending to The Karate Kid reboot. **SPOILER** Reportedly, his character notices familiar traits in his mentor before realizing that the wise, old man is indeed himself from forty years in the future. Smith plans for the film to be the first in a karate/time travel trilogy.
There are no words. NO WORDS.

Bratty, spoiled kids who only get movie parts because of their parents should not be allowed to remake fun, entertaining films and change EVERYTHING THAT WAS GOOD ABOUT THEM. I did not realize 10-year-old kids now (re)write movie scripts.

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