Cobra Kai Never Say Die! Is that right? I might be getting my beloved ‘80s references mixed up.
by Thom Yee
I have a weird relationship with The Karate Kid. I mean, I’m mostly a ’90s kid, but I was born in the ’80s, a child of two worlds one might say (if one were being intentionally overdramatic), so even though it may have taken until the ‘90s for me to get to them, many of the biggest properties of the ’80s still managed to have a significant influence on my life. In fact, four of my all-time top five favourite movies — Big Trouble in Little China, Die Hard, Back to the Future, and Transformers the Movie — are properties firmly planted in the ’80s. And that’s not something I planned, I only just realized that as I began to write that last sentence, but 1984’s The Karate Kid was definitely a movie that never sat quite right with me, and there are two reasons for that. Continue reading