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The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
– FilmSack Edition
Opener: Hey, before we get started I think I need to read this bit of trivia for context: The Karate Kid Part II – The follow up to the highly successful 1984 Martial Arts/ coming of age film starring Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio was originally slated to be titled “The Karate Kick” but later renamed to the more familiar title The Karate Kid: Part II due to concerns over confusing it’s fans base with another lesser known series of Teenager / Martial Arts films starring Scott Baio. This naming decision was such a good idea that it would later influence other movies slated to come out that year including Back to the Future: Part II which was originally titled Come with Me: Your Kids Are Assholes. and that’s it folks…don’t believe everything you read on the internet or hear on a podcast. For Pete’s Sake… would someone cue the oriental flute music already. I’d even settle for some Peter Cetera…
Twitter: The Karate Kid Part II – Just like rules. Sometimes number 2 just points back to number 1. you know in case you forgot.
Like catching flies with a couple of food sticks. Wrong tool for the job. The danger of rule number 2 is that it sometimes it can be a lesson.
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Hey, before we get started I think I need to read this bit of trivia for context of my intro: The Karate Kid Part II – The follow up to the highly successful 1984 Martial Arts coming of age film starring Pat Morita and Ralph Machio was originally slated to be titled “The Karate Kick” but later renamed to the more familiar title The Karate Kid: Part II due to concerns over confusing it’s fans base with another lesser known series of Martial Arts films starring Scott Bao. This decision would later influence other movies slated to come out that year including Back to the Future: Part II which was originally titled Come with Me: Your Kids Are Assholes. God you people will believe anything posted on the internet. Some one cue the oriental flute music already.
Flute music. Music of the wind. One with the nature.
Nothing, eating flys.
Kicked a bird to the neck
If do right….can no defense….soooo….does that mean Danielson no do right?
Trope: Surrogate Father.
Me. Miyagi is sleeping…so I’m just gonna pilfer.
What is wrong with you Johnny!
BTW if you missed Part 1 of the Karate Kid? no worries…you got the intro during part 2
Hey Johnny you are cream puff!
Sweep the leg?
No Mercy…that was the theme from the first one.
Remember the feeling you had during the first one…
and…Miyagi gives the go ahead for the crane kick to the face.
That guys just doesn’t know what Karate is about.
2nd place is no place.
Bad Karate Teacher puts up his dukes.
How persistent is that fly and how stinky is that soup.
Typical part 2 love tear down. Have to destroy the first love story to make room for new love story.
Danielson is the most negative student since Luke.
If Luke got to complete his training with Yoda…that is what this movie is.
Miyagi and child labor laws.
Refugee from Fresno. 🙂
oh a Mr. Mee – Ahh- Gee postal worker.
That is one noisy deck Mr. Miyagi has.
A lot of mustaches in this movie. Like the shirt of the beard.
Parental Marriage Arrangements.
Mr. Miyagi always has 1 pen and 1 pencil in his pocket. What is the significance?
Oh c’mon. You guys are thick as thieves…what kind of sequel is this going to be if you separate the teacher and the student before his training is done.
That stewardess has a lot of teeth.
Savings is for College Education.
Mr Miyagi is more important than college.
Stewardess is a pill and can’t believe Danielson has a real job.
Tome Village no here!
Trying to get some damn sleep around Danielson is impossible…so many damn questions. SHUT THE HELL UP!
Play one more note on that flute…I dare you.
Danielsons on a plane.
Never been attacked by tree…Mr. Miyagi only fights for life.
Danielson is so green.
Handshake of intimidation. Can you feel that grip! Can you !
Ahhh…the first clue…radio was on Rock and Roll…we turn to classic music for you old man.
Uh oh…Sato is kind of gravely. He is not the buddy he was portrayed.
You see your father…then you see meeeee…gravel gravel.
Some really good shots in this movie.
The pacing is very relaxed.
Danielson…or as I like to call him…Kid with questions.
Where you going buddy! Corporal clueless. Your standing in it!
Hey…it’s a girl your age Danielson…she will be something to fight for I am sure.
She never married. She love him.
If I am dreaming…never wake up…if I am awake never sleep. So poetic.
Miyagi is in Dojo….no wait! I meant crapper! Don’t go in there he is taking a huge shit! Damn my English.
400 years worth of old dead men pictures.
The danger of rule number 2 is that it sometimes it can be a lesson.
Fight fight fight!
Uh oh…he is hissing
Look at them guns on nephew.
Hold hands damn it! Now kiss and make up.
aaaand I’m done.
Trope: Timeline of fight. You get 3 days.
Danielson revelation. I’M IN THE ROOM WITH A DEAD GUY!
Sir!!! The locals are on the move! They have sent little paper fire boats towards the base! should we retaliate?
Miyagi sure likes his wife beaters.
Danielson…shut up…don’t share your dead dad stories.
Pat Morita can cry on demand. Big Ole Watery Bug Eyes.
Alright, nuff of that downer shit..let’s get to training.
Why are empty nets attached to big rusty hooks…and even if that is the case…why hook them up where they can swing down and impale stupid people.
Karate is pretty much…pick a thing…incorporate it into all of your techniques. Then test it against other techniques. Those who survive can teach it.
Weights made out of soap! Danielson is always angering the bad guy by exposing them for fools.
Would you please stop doing that drum! We are trying to sleep danielson.
That looks nothing like what I was doing. That is way more complicated than pivoting back and forth.
Danielson gets his trash kicked again.
Ohh,,,you got my shirt dirty…that is ok…I been looking for a reason to take my shirt off anyways.
Heading into town!
Danielson getting him some Asian Tang.
Danielson is a real jerk…he won’t shut up.
Time to make a bet. Who would take that bet.
Where did they get all those ice plates? What do they do with the ice afterwards?
Money Money Money!
Don’t take it out on the tomatoes!
Sato so angry
Sato might want to get that blister on his hand checked out.
ahh…50s Americana theme party in the orient.
I wonder if the Asian Market thinks we are weird cause we are into Furries…is that even a thing in Asia anymore?
Another Danielson beat down.
Uses the nut cracker technique.
It would be hard to sleep with Sato randomly showing up with his gravely voice and yelling your name looking for a fight.
All this convenient broken English.
What was the message? “We are going to free your plants!”
Old man vs Young Gang fight. Always feels good.
Oh c’mon. Don’t bulldoze the village…not because it is evil. but because it is so trope.
Gonna be a fight at midnight. Updated fight timeline! You can’t run from the fight.
What is in that Soup she is making you? She has very skilled hands..ooooh.
Ahhh…culture. We ain’t got none.
3 turns of the bowl. No diarrhea
Uhhh. Danielson…I think you were suppose to save some of that for her.
Uh oh…out come the hair chop sticks! I wonder if those ever get confused with the eating kind.
Big storm! Cause…candle blew out.
Why did they send little Cindy Woo up on the tower to ring the bell.
Miyagi…you gonna close the door and leave the poor kids to fend for themselves.
That is one big baby.
Sato…the richest man in the village lives in a 2 room hut. I thought he lived in a mansion.
Chozen must have built that hut.
Richest man in village is richest cause he used lowest bid contractor for building his hut. How did that work out for you?
Maybe if these guys spent a little less time practicing Kar-ra-tae and a little more time on construction maybe they wouldn’t have to go hide in a hole during a pretty tame storm.
The bell ringer sure is a screamer.
Geez. These people are so dramatic. I am dead to you. You have disgraced me. You have killed my honor. Blah blah blah.
You keep the deed to village in a fancy box?
How come that bird squawks every time Sato bows.
haha…pretty sure they are doing the equivalent of the Asian Square Dance. Bare feet boogie.
It’s the village drunk…for no reason.
Chozen comes flying in via lamp lines.
I got my Mortal Kombat garb on.
Do you have any idea how hard it is to fight to death with fists.
Obviously Crane Kick CAN be defensed against.
Stop it with those damn drums.
She is going to have a black eye.
ooooohh…Danielson had been doing the drums wrong with 1 hand…needs firestarter hands.
Well that was a quick end. aaaand it’s over.