Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Karate Kid II

After recently watching the Karate Kid, we checked out the Karate Kid II from the local library.  It's not as good as the first, but still a good movie.  The focus changes from Daniel (The Karate Kid) to Mr. Miyagi.  Actually, the movie starts immediately after the first movie ends.  Daniel is getting ready in the locker room following his tournament win at the end of the first movie.  That's how immediate in time the two movies are.

Very quickly, however, Daniel and Mr. Miyagi head to Okinawa to take care of some business regarding Mr. Miyagi's father.  Once there, things take a turn for the worst when an old rival of Mr. Miyagi's appears.  Unlike the first movie, I did not remember much of the second movie.  I know I saw it as a kid as a few of the scenes were familiar.  One scene in which I do remember occurs when Daniel is asked to karate chop through several sheets of ice. 

The take away message is that fighting is not always the best option.  Mr. Miyagi and his rival, Mr. Sato, never fight, despite the big build up to it.  They work out their differences without fighting.  It's a good message!  Oh, and this movie ends very abruptly just like the first movie.  Daniel wins his forced fight with his rival, the camera pans to Mr. Miyagi's approving smile, and boom, roll credits!  LOL!  Gotta love 1980s movies!  My kids, especially my 6 year old, loved it!

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