The Karate Kid

EDITORS NOTE: Yes, I’m pretty sure uttering the phrase “sequel to The Karate Kid remake” opened the gates of hell.

Surprisingly, I did not hate the  2010 remake of The Karate Kid. I wanted to, hell, I was prepared to set my local theater on fire in protest of 80’s sacrilege. I mean how dare they remake The Karate Kid, right? Well, the film exceeded my expectations. After viewing, I was left with a classic “not bad” face. I think it successfully paid homage to the original with it’s humiliation to humility to a climactic showdown, complete with a deciding slow-motion kick.

With that said, I still get mad when I see The Karate Kid ON DEMAND only to find it’s the 2010 version and not the original. Sour face every time.

So, the 2010 remake was home-run hit for Sony, grossing $176 million domestic and about $182 internationally. Naturally, a sequel was immediately set into motion with screenwriters Cyrus Voris and Ethan Reif hired to craft a story. That was about a year and a half ago.

According to Variety, Zak Penn, the writer of X-Men: The Last Stand and The Incredible Hulk, has now been tapped to do a rewrite on The Karate Kid 2.

OK, I think I can ready my torch burning kit again. Seriously, Zak Penn?! *facepalm*

At this time no other details have been mentioned, but stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan  are obviously expected to return. Perhaps the story will have the duo going to Okinawa like in The Karate Kid Part II.

Source: Slashfilm



We’ve all seen the original Karate Kid movie, yeah?  Yeah.

This is actually pretty cool.  You can watch the entire movie through the rehearsal footage that they have.  John G. Avildsen, the director of the original film, kept the rehearsal footage that they took prior to the actual filming so that the actors could observe themselves.  He stitched all that shit together and uploaded the whole thing on YouTube so that y’all can check it out!

Videos embedded after the jump. If you open them all up in YouTube, there are specific comments for each clip.



What’s up bastards! Here we are with the first Tuesday for the month of October and it seems business is picking up as we got five movies that we either recommend as a BUY, RENT, or a PASS. Two of the movies are reboots in which one may be worth watching and the other can just burn for its existence (you’ll see what I did there). We also have another movie that may be worth your time, one that is just there, and another that has the concept of ass to mouth.

That’s not it folks as we have what may be the most STACKED list of Old Movies Are New. How stacked you ask? Well it’s a list of 31 releases and I’m sure there is something you wouldn’t mind upgrading the hi-def version of. We also got the TV Show DVD section that consist not only two Syfy shows but a Doctor Who animated feature. So what are you waiting for? Check what came out after the jump and see if there is something you want!



Okay. Please read these following lines carefully, I’m not stuttering and I don’t mince words.  In the words of American History X, always end with a quote someone already said it better than you..

So in the regards of the new Karate Kid? To quote Jack Black from High Fidelity, ” Its really…(Covers his eyes in shame)Its really fucking good…” (more…)

legionHello folks, once again, it’s another Tuesday and we here at NerdBastards got ya covered for DVD Tuesday. Like any Tuesday, we will tell ya what movies is worth the BUY, RENT, and PASS. With todays title, ya’ll probably could guess what it’ll pretty much be. We’ll also have the Old Movies Are New Again and TV Show DVD Worth Checking Out. Unfortunatley, the Anime Pick of The Week is on hiatus this week.  Check out after the jump to see what is exactly coming out. (more…)