There’s no use in being exasperated or bemoaning Hollywood’s lack of creativity so I’ll just say that today Columbia Pictures released the first trailer for the remake of The Karate Kid starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith. You already know the plot: Kid moves to new city, tries to fit in, meets cute girl, gets beat up by dickish martial arts student, learns karate from wise, unassuming instructor, and goes on to be the best, forever, and no one’s ever gonna bring him down. I’ve included the trailer for the remake and the original after the jump so you can enjoy the comparison. Sadly, neither trailer features the immortal line, “Sweep the leg.”
The Karate Kid hits theaters on June 11, 2010.
2010 Remake Trailer:
1984 Original Trailer: