The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid remake came out somewhat ironic as the film did not focus on karate or stick with the original’s Japanese-influenced philosophy. Instead, Sony reset the movie to China and cast one of the country’s biggest action stars (Jackie Chan, pictured with co-star Jayden Smith) in the lead. The Chinese sanctioned version of the movie also served to lessen the harshness of the film’s native villains, cutting out the bullying actions of the film’s Chinese characters. The resulting movie, while not making much sense on narrative level, also made The Karate Kid’s American protagonist seem like a dishonorable bully.