It's Basically Just The Karate Kid with . . .

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We've all seen 8 Mile haven't we? No? Good!

For those of you who haven't here is Jarlr'mai's quick review :-


"8 Mile.

The award for shortest sex scene ever goes to Eminiem.

The award for most charismatic piece of industrial equipment goes to that scene stealing metal pressing machine.

Depth and emotion don't make me laugh.

What happend to his mother exactly? She got ripped off by a bloke and then won at bingo, wow deep alternate story line there.

Play the 8 Mile drinking game, everytime there's a obviously telegraphed message to "the kids" you have to take a swig.

8 Mile, basically the Karate Kid with freestyling.

by the way this all my opinion, but hey i'm right"

No matter what people may tell you, it IS just the Karate Kid / Top Gun / Flashdance with freestyle. I say that again, It IS just the KARATE KID with FREESTYLE. Only worse. No painted fences and stork postures here.

Maybe this will be the return of the dreaded 80's Bruckheimer indentiplot blockbuster.

So what other situations and skills could fit this well worn formula? A tennis one with Tim Henman? A Gulf War one with Saddam Hussein? A Stanner Stairlift one with Thora Hird?

I leave the floor open . . . .

Lynskey (Lynskey), Monday, 27 January 2003 14:56 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I think the formula would work best with a suicidal protagonist type plot, or possibly a porn film!

Robin (RJM), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 14:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What a guy tries to kill himself, fails, meets a "master" who shows him painless techniques and how shit life is, gets beaten up, kills himself? Thats very nearly the plot of Donnie Darko.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Tuesday, 28 January 2003 16:25 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yup!

Robin (RJM), Wednesday, 29 January 2003 08:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

ten years pass...

Is there a goth karate kid?

and whaterface (how's life), Friday, 7 June 2013 15:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Batman begins

too busy s1ockin' on my 乒乓 (wins), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:04 (five years ago) Permalink

The Crow obv

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:07 (five years ago) Permalink

The Crow is goth Robocop.

and whaterface (how's life), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:17 (five years ago) Permalink

Is Robocop the robot Karate Kid?

and whaterface (how's life), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:18 (five years ago) Permalink

no Mr Miyagi?

sleepish resistance (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:20 (five years ago) Permalink

in the 8-mile analogy is the "I know something about you" sequence the crane kick?

i don't even have an internet (Hurting 2), Friday, 7 June 2013 16:23 (five years ago) Permalink


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