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Karate Kid, Part III, The

‘You think you can rely on that crane crap again?’ Well said, faceless stock baddie! The main thing that’s prevented us from ever doing more than tolerating The Karate Kid is, well, the karate kid. Adolescent actors are so often as annoying as or worse than child stars, and this guy’s up there with the biggest knobs in the business. Thus, we can’t really condone any rooting for the insufferable whelp, Miyagi or no Miyagi. Anyhow, the bloke whose karate school they put out of business in the last one gets a new bloke in to fight the kid and, well, guess how it all turns out. The box office for this third and last outing was flimsy to shite, so the cast probably shouldn’t expect any royalty cheques through the door anytime soon, though they might want to peep through their letterbox in case Justin Lee Collins is storming up their drive with ironic reunion funnies in mind.

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  1. Glenn Aylett

    July 18, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    The first one was the best. Wax on, wax off, Daniel san. There is no such thing as bad student, only bad teacher. Learn to take a fall, La Russo. Funny how you chose the third one as the first one is the best. A fourth version featuring a girl and some awful stereotypical orientals was released in 1996.

  2. Glenn A

    February 15, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    Again I can’t see why you dismiss the first film as the follow ups were pretty dismal. However, the third one has the memorable scene where Mr Miyagi is mocked by the rogue instructors and beats them with a tin of paint or something on those lines. However, these films typecast Ralph de Maccio and he never did much afterwards, also being a rather unpleasant prat in real life didn’t help.

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