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.