LOL...Damn,your a good writer. Everything ive read just brings back a lot of forgotten nostalga for me. BTW I still do the crane kick stance from time to time.
man, thanks for REALLY KIND words. no ones ever said they like my writing. yeah this movie brings it back to 86' when doing the crane stance would get the girls to like you in elementary school. and i still do the crane stance as well every now and then, but it dosent work as well at getting the ladies like it use to haha.
I last watched that movie around 2000, on my aunt's satellite. I managed to find part III on DVD for less than $10 at Sam's in 2002 so I had to pick it up.
Part II is the best, so no need for me to get into the politics of my choice here. :P
yup, part 2 is the best by far.
i've never seen a karate kid movie...do i need to see the original before part 2? your synopsis will probably have me all caught up though :P
you know what? im leaning towards 'yes' cause it gives you the WHOLE picture. you appreciate part 2 more by watching the first. if you do take the karate kid plunge, do watch the first one first. the good thing is it gets better from there.
Please see Part I before Part II, Part I lays some VERY important ground work as far as character development goes...
Both are excellent though, so no worries. ^_~
^hows sierra treating ya? learn anything cool in japanese class?
Eh... we're still dealing with the basics of sentense structure really. It's all pretty cool!
you are perhaps the coolest guy i've ever known.
you once asked me if i was a teacher. i'm going to ask you now if you are a retro columnist for an alternative/underground magazine. because if you aren't, you damn well should be.
heh... i loved that song. glory of love. man. that brings back so many memories.
i hated the karate kid series. unfortunately, i loved the first three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movies, as well as Transformers: The Movie (in the theater, Spike actually yells "SHIIIIIIIT" .. which didn't appear in the home video version), and the movie Heavy Metal. weird. but i couldn't stand all that wax on wax off crap.
but what a great song.
speaking of video games!!!
"Stop. Judge. White."
man, your words are waaay too kind. thanks alot though, seriously. haha and no im not a retro columnist for an mag.(but honestly, thats always been a dream of mine, funny you mention it)
hey thats totally cool you hated the karate kid movies, you know why? cause at least you loved "glory of love". and that right there shows great character. i also loved the TMNT series of movies! after II it fell off for me but the first two, oh shit! i literally dropkicked any kid that got between me and my vhs copy at the store when it was released. you dont even want to know what i did to kids at the threatrical release. and the transformers movie made me cry cause that one autobot died.
ive never seen heavy metal though. its such a cult classic, funny ive never got around to viewing it. i will hit up hollywood video saturday.
don't go out of your way to see heavy metal, unless you really really really like the canadian cast of SCTV (circa 1981) and you really really really like crapass animation that looks like ralph bakshi was just getting through a nasty divorce and had a hangover and had a stroke to limit the use of his drawing arm and just didn't care. why, if those conditions apply to you, you may be a winner!
tell me why one single autobot (Arcee, pictured above) would have breasts? you don't see any of the other autobots with monster packages, do ya?
errrr.... i stand corrected. Skywarp was the ladies' man.
hmmmm.... so was Starscream. damn those pilot types.
christ on a pogo stick!
damn thos epilot types. starscream had the most annoying voice for a cartoon character ever. and i like how the make teh girl robot pink. wow, how obvious. the put alot of thought into arcee. "lets give her robo tits and color her pink." and i didnt really like it when transformers went all futuristic on that planet. what the hell happened? was that the same "series"? i mean i was really young but i never saw the JUMP over to the future? what happened to optimus prime and jazz and all them? did they find a time warp or something? weird.
i never checked sctv but i want to.
the chozen guys looks like the dad from that disney movie Johnny Tsunami...shui...karate kid movies are shui...isn't there one with a girl too? she's pretty attractive...
yeah it was hilary swank if i remember correctly? i think it was part 4 or 5 actually i think it was 4. i dont think they made a 5.
Completely agree with you...I loved the first Karate Kid. It was on the other day, and I had put aside whatever it was I was working on so I could watch it. It's been forever since I've seen the 2nd one, but I remember just loving it so much more than the first one...now I'm going to have to go rent it just so I can fully appreciate it for what a great movie it is. But every time I hear "Glory of Love", I crank up the radio, and I get mental images of Karate Kid and the him with the bonzai tree on the side of the cliff. Plus, the song just rocks...gets me all emotional. When I was a teenager, I wanted it as my main song at my future wedding. And maybe I still do...lol.
Thanks for the review...brought back some good memories. :D
i crank up "glory of love" as well swish. its the perfect wedding song. i bet a million coupled had it as their song in the 80's. that and "for always" by atlantic star(which i love to death as well) were THE 80's wedding songs.
how many people have converted to browncoats swish? my lucky number is 2 haha. keep fighting the good fight.
its not very often that i enjoy a second movie over the first, but i agree with you on this one, in all aspects that you put across. id have to say that whenever karate kid is brought up in conversation that i always picture the ending fight scene in karate kid II.
im like 50/50 when it comes to sequels sometimes they can be so much better than the first but sometimes, it can be catastrophic.
Now I want to rent the entire Karate Kid series invite half a dozen people over and retro it out. I thought the karate kid was the end all and be all in hottness when I was two. Gawd. The memories!
make sure im one of the 12 haha. i'll arrive with my "mr. miyagi is my father" sandwich board ringing my bell.
damn everytime you write something, i'm all like "yeah, I so feel you on that" I actually look forward to what you say, cause I know there not gonna be anything stupid to deal with. but your right about the movie. its sooo good
i try to keep my stupidity to a minimum haha. but if i hold it in too long it BUILDS up and i end up doing something REALLY stupid like forget to breathe or something. so i let my stupidity out in small increments. thanks for the kind words alpha.
the crane kick can nevar lose!
"Live... or die?"
Didn't the Crane Kick fail in part 2?
Anyway, you were recommended by dj_metroid
as an "it read". So, I'm adding you. Cool?
Oh, and yes part two was much better. Better villians is reason alone. As a whole though I'm waffling on the soundtrack. Cruel Summer is my jam!
haha! yup that quote is from KK:2, its where he "spares his life" lol.
hey a recommendation, yeah for sure thanks for adding me. im adding you after i type this up.
big shout to dj metroid, cool cat indeed!
Bro ya bring back good memories for me. KK series is just awesome man.
Still remember when I was a kid used to do the "wax on, wax off" thingy. Haha and yup we'd all did the crane thing once.
Don't mind me adding ya. Ya writing has a certain edge.
for sure man, youre added. thanks for the kind words. ive said this so many times to people but i love it when people respond to my older entries.