June 23rd, 2010
23.06.2010 - 23.06.2010
I watched the movie "The Karate Kid" today! This marks my second time in a Chinese movie theater. Few movies seem to be released in theaters in China and even fewer in English. There's been "2012", "Avatar", "Alice and Wonderland", "Iron Man 2" but those are about the only American movies to have been released here. Movie theater tickets are expensive here and I guess most people can see those movies on the internet a few months after their release date!
The first movie I saw in China was "Avatar". I was a bit disappointed to tell the truth. Maybe because we weren't in an iMax theater or maybe because the 3D glasses weren't working properly. Actually, I think I just didn't get the whole connecting through the hair. What was up with that?!
Well anyhoo, "Karate Kid" (a bit of a misnomer since he's actually doing kung fu not Japanese martial arts!) was lots of fun!! It's about this kid called Dre who moves to Beijing, China with his mom (work is hard to find for her in Detroit). And he gets bullied by this mean Chinese kid who does kung fu*. So Dre decides to fight back by learning kung fu too and Jackie Chan is his teacher. For a guy who's nearly 60 years old, Jackie Chan is still really impressive and Will Smith's son is quite a good actor! But really, the cool part about the movie are the scenes shot in Beijing's hutongs and parks. Not to mention, that one scene were they go to the countryside. I have no clue where they are but the place is lush with greenery and absolutely breath taking!! A definite must-see before I return back France!
- I had a hard time believing this! If kids started bullying one another, they'd get in big trouble with their parents and teachers.