Tuesday, April 03, 2007

We Are The Champions

Sometimes I don't let myself watch certain movies because I know the moood they will leave me in. The Karate Kid, laugh if you want, leaves me nostalgic and and a little misty. It not only reminds me of my childhood, but also of my brother and my sister.

When I was little, I idolized my brother so when he was off being six years older, I watched The Karate Kid because Daniel-san reminded me of him. I love love love love LOVE this movie. And "Ali with an 'i'" will always make me think of my own sister as well as references such as "Cruel Summer" and The Crane.

This post was inspired by me catching the last 15 minutes of the movie on TV. I'll post something better later, I promise!



rooroo said...

i love the karate kid, too!! i have a special affinity for part three--hilary swank sits on an mbta train labeled 'braintree' (my home town) in it--but obvs the first one is the best. i also just saw a cover band last weekend called 'sweep the leg,' which is a reference to the movie. JUST FYI. ;)

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

RooRoo, I think that was part four - The Next Karate Kid.

I am such a geek.

I don't think Pat Morita will ever escape Miyagi

Miss Scarlet said...

Rooroo- Haha, that one is so awesome. and YAY for a song!

Serena said...

I used to be all about the wax on/wax off. Plus, I'm such a sucker for "overcoming" movies.