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Karate Kid

Karate Kid

Date: Aug 18 2010

Themes: Hobbies, Sports

Grammar: Adjectives

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The original Karate Kid movie inspired an entire generation of boys to start practicing their kicks and chops. Now a remake of the film starring Jaden Smith, Will Smith’s son, has hit the theaters.

In the new movie, Jaden plays a young boy whose family moves to Beijing, where the boy learns how to stand up for himself from a wise teacher. Hear why Amy and Mason disagree about this movie.

Dialog

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Mason

Mason

Amy

Amy

Amy:  I am sort of excited to see the new Karate Kid, I have to say, it looks pretty awesome.

Mason:  Really?

Amy:  It might be my summer blockbuster.

Mason:  Maybe it’s ‘cause you’re a girl, but I mean that in the best way…

Amy:  Yeah, that little boy is so cute. That might be part of it.

Mason:  Oh, you have a thing for Jaden?

Amy:  Kind of.

Mason:  Wait, what’s his name? Jaden? Yeah. He can kick really high. I will give them that. I mean, he stepped up for the role. The boy can do the splits.

Amy:  Yeah, I’m sure, I mean that kid is like basically, he was just bred to be an adorable movie star, right?

Mason:  That’s true. And yet, being a child of the eighties, there is an element of blasphemy in the remaking of Karate Kid, which is where my girl comment comes from. Were you a big original Karate Kid fan?

Amy:  No, I was not.

Mason:  Ah. So now you’ve got your like, you know, slightly starting to come to fruition maternal instincts being like “Oh Jaden, you’re so cute, I want my sons to take karate.” And I’m like “You are stomping on my childhood fantasies!”

Amy:  Yeah, wow, that just…you kinda just shrunk my head there. I sorta just thought I wanted to see a cool karate movie.

 

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Discussion

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Amy is excited to see the new Karate Kid, but Mason is less enthusiastic. He was a huge fan of the original version of the film, which came out in the eighties, when Mason was a kid. He is skeptical of the remake.

Amy admits that she wasn’t a huge fan of the original Karate Kid. Part of the reason she wants to see the remake is that she thinks Jaden Smith, the star of the film, is a really cute kid. Jaden is the son of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, so it’s not too surprising that he has become an actor, too.

Were you a fan of the original Karate Kid? Have you ever practiced karate?

 

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ScienceBoy

ScienceBoy

Turkey

I havent seen original Karate Kid but I have sene the remake Karate Kid and liked it si much. Jacke Chan is awesone, Jaden Smith is awesome. Amazing movie.

01:26 AM May 30 2015 |

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a2020

a2020

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have not watched this movie yet but  i really like Jaden Smith,i saw him in the Pursuit of Happiness,he is so cute.


I do like karate but  i have not practiced it yet maybe in the near future.

12:25 PM Jun 15 2014 |

princessanika

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

one of my favorite movie,that was very Martial Arts,i love that:)

02:19 AM Dec 20 2012 |

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nelly castillo

Mexico

it's a good movie because you learn not to give up and never say never

09:29 AM Mar 12 2011 |

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Golden Lena

Russian Federation

I dont understand 2 moments in this dialog. What  do they mean:

1. "he was just bred to be an adorable movie star, right?"

2. there is an element of blasphemy in the remaking of Karate Kid, which is where my girl comment comes from."

I select unclear phrase! Thanks a lot for help.

10:56 AM Nov 14 2010 |

lancearvin

Philippines

This Karate kid is more fun to watch…It has good fight scenes..Chinese Kung Fu really is a a good tool for movies..

www.bseentv.com.au

 

 

09:30 AM Sep 19 2010 |

lawrence86

lawrence86

China

chinese Kongfu always cool

03:57 AM Sep 07 2010 |

koxa

koxa

Ukraine

Absolutely I was a fun of the original Karate kid….all my childhood was built on karate, Jackie Chan and east culture)...so I've had positive feelings after viewing the film,of course something wasn't perfect but in whole it's a good movie.   

10:38 AM Aug 23 2010 |

rosendo

rosendo

Mexico

the remake Karate Kid is a big shit

08:52 AM Aug 23 2010 |

kalem2035

kalem2035

Mexico

I SAW THE MOVIE, JADEN SMITH IT'S A GOOD ACTOR OBVIOUSLY I'M A FAN FROM THE ORGINAL MOVIE AND IT HAS CERTAIN DIFFERENCES BUT IT'S A GOOD REMAKE ONLY GOOD NOT EXCELLENT

 

BUT MIYAGI SAN AND DANIEL LARRUSO THEY WILL ALWAYS BE MY HEROES SPECIALLY MIYAGI NOT OFFENSE TO JACKIE

 

YOU SHOULD SEE IT 

 

GREETINGS 

08:04 AM Aug 23 2010 |

but  you

but you

China

i am a jack chen fan,too,and i am a chinese.thank you for your loving kongfu.

04:57 AM Aug 23 2010 |

Santi977

Santi977

Ecuador

Its a greaat movie!!!!!

I really like the jacket part was so so funny XD

06:32 PM Aug 22 2010 |

anglorths

Viet Nam

I saw parts of the movie in Youtube. It's cool. I like karate myself. So far as Youtube is concerned, I like the comics by Jon Lajoie and " ask Shane". For entertainment with English lesson, I really like " Hot for words".

05:06 PM Aug 22 2010 |

Miss Fabulous

Germany

havent watched the movie yet, but I dont expect a real martial arts film like that of the eighties since I dont expect professional moves from a little kid. But I think the movie might be nice, and I will watch it when I have time..

 

I have done Taekwondo when I was a kid and I admire nearly all kinds of Martial Arts and all the movies that include it. I think Martial Arts is awesome and everyone should be able to defend himself with it. 

03:46 PM Aug 22 2010 |

zoebaby

zoebaby

China

i caught this movie…but how to say…i gonna confess that i really watched it because of Jaden Smith whom i have a thing for…but i really dont think it's a good movie…anyway,i like it…

08:20 AM Aug 22 2010 |

Ream95

Ream95

Jordan

i think that movie is great, and i rly wanna see it  

05:54 AM Aug 22 2010 |

gitzuL

gitzuL

Indonesia

i love the movie a lot. i've never practiced karate even though i wanted to, but i admire the point of karate in the story,that karate is to defend,not to fight.maybe it's because the actors/actresses who can successfully play their part, so that i enjoy it very much

12:21 AM Aug 21 2010 |

radiohead_aja

Indonesia

I am all for it, I like this conversation

09:51 PM Aug 20 2010 |

Maria Anatalia Pereira Domingos

Brazil

i love the movie.

11:08 AM Aug 20 2010 |

seljukian

seljukian

Turkey

it is not for girls,so they don't like it..

12:40 AM Aug 20 2010 |

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