Quick Review : The Karate Kid Part 3 (1989)

Well, we’re back to LA for this threequel, along with the now well-worn story. The only thing that stands out is a hammy outing from Thomas Ian Griffin as Terry Silver, the big villain of the piece, the man behind Cobra Kai! Honestly, his performance is so scenery-chewing that sometimes you forget the overall stupidity of the plot. Silver, an evil millionaire, wants revenge on Daniel-San for his actions in the original. Continue reading

Quick Review : The Karate Kid (1984)

How can I review a film I’ve loved since I was a child? Simple answer: not critically! In my humble opinion, ‘The Karate Kid’ is an almost flawless film. It tells a timeless story very well, helping along by a heart-warming relationship between the two leads of Daniel-San and Mr. Miyagi. Daniel-San is the ultimate under-dog (yes, even more so than Rocky Balboa!), a foreigner in a foreign land. Continue reading