|The Karate Kid (1984)|
The Karate Kid is one of those feel-good movies. You root for Daniel to defeat Johnny in the end. In Act 1, all odds are stacked up against up Daniel. He is the weakling who is bullied and laughed at.
Mr. Miyagi rescues Daniel from an excruciating beating and trains him through unconventional methods. Daniel learns to be strong-minded. His discipline is unmatched, giving him an advantage at the karate tournament. Finally, viewers are treated to one of the best movie endings ever.
The Karate Kid is a classic 80's movie that brings back the nostalgic allure of the 80s. Watch The Karate Kid tomorrow night on AMC to revisit the 80's and see how a bullied teenage defies the impossible to become a winner. We will always remember Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi.
Happy 30th Anniversary The Karate Kid
Rest in Peace Pat Morita 1932-2005