Thursday, August 5, 2010
It's a very thin rope to walk on when making a young kid/old mentor film. The original 'Karate Kid', which was set in the eighties, could get away with all that man-on-boy bonding. Today? I have to say that watching 100 minutes of sexual tension building up between 60 year old Jackie Chan and 12 year old Jaden Smith made me shift uncomfortably in my seat. I mean what kind of mother lets her son go on an all day trip to the great wall with the cleaner? 'Oh, you're going to practice Kong Fu? No problem! see you tomorrow honey!'. Just look out for the suggested fellatio scene on the train. Score, Jackie!