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Karate Kid (80's version)
« on: February 14, 2017, 12:59:48 AM »
What if Miyagi refused to heal Danny's leg?  Think he'd have earned enough respect from the Kai kids that they'd lay off/accept him?

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2017, 12:21:08 PM »
He didn't want to. Daniel talked him into it. I don't think the Kai's would have respected him. In their eyes they would have won and Daniel would have been weak.

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2017, 12:26:39 PM »
Daniel coming back after the leg injury was the equivalent of kicking out of a finisher, it changed everything
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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2017, 01:21:19 PM »
And I got to say, the rules of that tournament were kinda fucked, tbh. First, Bobby Brown gets disqualified for some sort of jump kick where he barely hits Daniel in the thigh. Then, he fights Johnny, and suddenly it's apparently legal to catch Daniel's foot and try to break his leg of at the knee. Then Johnny lands a clean punch to Daniel's face in an exchange - no points are awarded - even though contact to the head is supposedly legal. A fact conveniently remembered in the film's climax, when Daniel nearly murders Johnny with the Crane Kick to the head.

Poor Johnny got hosed, I think.

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2017, 02:07:04 PM »
Never forget, Daniel started the big fight with his bathroom antics.

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2017, 02:23:27 PM »
And I got to say, the rules of that tournament were kinda fucked, tbh. First, Bobby Brown gets disqualified for some sort of jump kick where he barely hits Daniel in the thigh. Then, he fights Johnny, and suddenly it's apparently legal to catch Daniel's foot and try to break his leg of at the knee. Then Johnny lands a clean punch to Daniel's face in an exchange - no points are awarded - even though contact to the head is supposedly legal. A fact conveniently remembered in the film's climax, when Daniel nearly murders Johnny with the Crane Kick to the head.

Poor Johnny got hosed, I think.

Not sure around the rules about the jump kick and the elbow to the knee (which I think he was warned for) but I specifically remember the punch to the face being called a clash and it wasn't a scoring strike.

I don't know if that was right or wrong, but t'was what I remember.

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2017, 03:04:05 PM »
Not sure around the rules about the jump kick and the elbow to the knee (which I think he was warned for) but I specifically remember the punch to the face being called a clash and it wasn't a scoring strike.

I don't know if that was right or wrong, but t'was what I remember.

Yeah, it was a clash - Johnny's fist CLASHED with Daniel's stupid face!!

Also, Daniel was something like 24 when he competed in this tournament. Poor Johnny had to fight a grown-ass man.

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2017, 04:55:07 PM »

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2017, 06:06:44 PM »
Yeah, it was a clash - Johnny's fist CLASHED with Daniel's stupid face!!

Also, Daniel was something like 24 when he competed in this tournament. Poor Johnny had to fight a grown-ass man.

Stupid face indeed.  It's almost painful how ignorant they make him sound.

Even the movie knew the romantic subplot made no sense. 

"What does she see in him?"

"She must be into fungus."


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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2017, 11:54:09 AM »

Part 2 was on Starz last night and it should've been part 3. Daniel took three steps back in part 3 as a fighter and as a person.


 And it's funny Miyagi says in part 1 the crane kick when done right is unstoppable, and in part two, it got stopped

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2017, 04:06:21 PM »
Stupid face indeed.  It's almost painful how ignorant they make him sound.

Even the movie knew the romantic subplot made no sense. 

"What does she see in him?"

"She must be into fungus."


Girl chasing the asshole is a story as old as time itself
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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2017, 05:14:52 PM »

Girl chasing the asshole is a story as old as time itself

If Daniels the asshole, what does that make Johnny?  The nice guy?  ;)

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Re: Karate Kid (80's version)
« Reply #12 on: February 16, 2017, 05:21:27 PM »
Part 2 was on Starz last night and it should've been part 3. Daniel took three steps back in part 3 as a fighter and as a person.


 And it's funny Miyagi says in part 1 the crane kick when done right is unstoppable, and in part two, it got stopped

Part 3 was just stupid.

I mean, all of them could have ended with "and then he called the police.  The end."  But 3 went way past over the top into Family Guy style farce.

Mr. Miyagi:  Why you sign this?

Daniel:  They left me stranded at the bottom on a cliff to drown.

Mr. Miyagi:  Oh.  Is that all?
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