An interminable remake of The Karate Kid 

by Zack Smith

 

The Karate Kid opens Friday throughout the Triangle (see times below)

I know Ralph Macchio, and you, Jaden Smith, are no Ralph Macchio. The interminable remake of 1984′s The Karate Kid manages to re-create the original, almost scene for scene, with none of its charm and resonance. Though it might appeal to younger viewers, its languid pace and nearly two-and-a-half-hour run time will leave others (and their parents) bored and occasionally scared.

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