Sigh. Yes, apparently there was a need to “urbanize” the Karate Kid remake, starring Will Smith’s spawn and Jackie Chan. Here is the next, next Karate Kid, catching flies at a theater near you summer 2010.
December 23, 2009
Categories: Blogroll . Tags:jackie chan, jaden smith, karate kid, remake, will smith . Author: usesoapfilm
Why is that the new Karate Kid has to an urban movie because there is an African American child playing the main role? That really does not make sense to me. It amazes me how movies are categorized as urban because the main character or characters are played by African Americans. That is why Hollywood has a hard time with casting young African American as Main Characters, because people like yourself has such a narrow mind and assume that all black (African American movies) are urban or urbanized as u said.
Salisa. Um, did you actually see the trailer or read the synopsis? The opening had the kid leaving his home from the city (which qualifies as urban, last I checked) — with a single mom, no less!! — and then sets the theme as a rap song. Why can’t he just come from a regular home and family and there be no need to insert “demographically themed” music? Trust me, I think the whole project reeks of far more stereotyping than you claim that I have inferred.
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