A new trailer has been released for the updated version of the 1984 classic, The Karate Kid. The film stars Jaden Smith in the title role and Jackie Chan as his martial arts mentor and trainer. The first trailer dropped over the Christmas break, and now a couple of months later the new theatrical version has hit the net.
Smith stars in the the lead as a troubled youth named Dre who encounters severe bullying when he is forced to move overseas to China due to his mother’s job. Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson stars as his mom Sherry, in the film produced by the actor’s real father Will Smith.
Once again, I’m on the fence with this whole thing. If you’re a Karate Kid purist at heart it’s hard to accept a remake. The 1984 version was so great and has a nostalgia factor for a lot of people, but this trailer doesn’t look that bad. I’m not sure if I’ll go see it on my own accord just yet, but there’s still time between now and June 11th when the movie opens in theaters.
What do you think about the new trailer for The Karate Kid? Are you interested in seeing the film?