Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Like a knight in shining armor

OK, so last night was a pretty much awesome night, which means that you, the readers (yes, both of you), get two posts in as many days.

Just when I thought that the main event of the night would be to watch the man who I believe could quite possibly be the worst president in the history of our country give his lame duck State of the Union address, I saw that the Versus network had come to my rescue.

Three words: The Karate Kid.



If you haven't watched this movie recently (and I'm betting that precious few of you have), you really ought to do yourself a favor and go rent this movie, and SOON. Here are some of my favorite lines:

-Fear does not exist in this dojo, does it?
-NO SENSEI!!
-Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?
-NO SENSEI!!
-Defeat does not exist in this dojo, does it?
-NO SENSEI!!
-What do we study here?
-THE WAY OF THE FIST, SIR!
-And what is that way?
-STRIKE FIRST, STRIKE HARD, NO MERCY, SIR!!

Or how about when Mr. Miyagi encourages Daniel-san to go to the Halloween dance instead of hanging around with him all night:
-To make honey, young bee need young flower, not old prune.

Or how Daniel-san must first learn balance, then learn punch.



And who could forget the Pièce de résistance:



Seriously, this is arguably the greatest montage in a sports movie EVER.

Let's also not forget that this movie starred a young Elizabeth Shue:



Yowsah!! I've never wished so bad that I was a skinny kid from Newark with a Poncherello-wannabe haircut! And I am younger than her, which means that when this came out, I was still younger than her, which also means that it's not creepy that I still thinks she looks hot in this movie, which she made when she was probably 17.

I enjoyed it so much that I've talked to a buddy of mine, and we are going to make it a point to watch the rest of the series of movies, including the IVth installment, which starred another up and coming hottie:



Hillary Swank, your career has never soared as high as you did under the tutelage of Mr. Miyagi. It's a shame that your career hit its apex so early.

6 comments:

mo said...

Sadly, I too was flipping through channels trying to find anything other than the state of the union address last night & came accross the Karate Kid. I too watched most of it. It really is an awesome movie! Thanks for the post!

carblemarble said...

I watched this movie for the first time about a week ago and was pleasantly surprised. I love how quotable the lines are!

Lyle said...

We actually bought the first on a few months ago. It was the first time my wife and I had seen it in at least 15 years.

However, I am not as fond of II-IV. For me they prgroessively went down hill.

Brittnee said...

Thanks for writing this.

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