“Kid, you have my genes, you’ll be able to do anything you want.”
Wait, seriously? Will Smith’s son is the next karate kid? Don’t get me wrong, I thought Jaden was great as “cute homeless kid” in The Pursuit of Happyness, but the Karate Kid is sacred. Well, at least it was until they subbed in Hilary Swank in 1994.
The main problem I have with this kid being cast is the fact that I can’t find a picture of him where he doesn’t look six years old. He’s allegedly ten, but I think that if he actually ends up being in the film, the plot’s going to have to revolve around him beating up a third grade bully rather than entering into an ass-kicking tournament.
I also have a sneaking suspicion that Pat Morita is going to be replaced with Jackie Chan. Don’t ask me why, it’s just a hunch. Actually, you know what? That might not be a bad movie. Alright, Jaden Smith, you win this round, but I’m watching you.