The first Karate Kid in 1984 share many similarities with the 2010 remake of the same name. This original was so popular that it spawned three more movies in which Ralph Macchio reprises his role as Daniel LaRusso in "The Karate Kid II" and "The Karate Kid III", while "The Next Karate Kid" stars newcomer Hillary Swank.
There would be a tribute to Noriyuki "Pat" Morita's famous fly-catching technique using chopsticks by Jackie Chan, but in a modified version. A must see if you grow up watching the franchise!
Here is the comparison between characters of the original and remake.
Mr. Kesuke Miyagi
Eccentric, kind and humble
Migrated from Japan to United States.
An American war veteran.
An expert in karate.
Works as an electrician and as a janitor.
Peculiar & reserved
Born in China.
An expert in kung fu.
Works as a janitor.
Moves from Newark, New Jersey to Reseda, Los Angeles, California.
Falls in love with a fellow student.
Bullied by a karate expert.
Know basic karate techniques through books and YMCA nights
Learns weird training methods such as "wax on, wax off", etc.
Taught in the art of karate.
Moves from Detroit, Michigan to Beijing, China.
Falls in love with a fellow student in Beijing Middle School.
Bullied by a kung fu expert.
Know basic karate techniques, hence dubbed "The Karate Kid" by bullies.
Learn a unique technique, combining his knowledge of karate with kung fu.
Taught in the art of kung fu.
Ruthless due to the teaching of his master
Learned kung fu
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