'The Karate Kid' The Karate Kid captures that feeling when you are just leaving your childhood behind and you are starting to come into adulthood but you are not quite there. Its that feeling when you want and need to become a man and you arent sure you can. I love how in that movie all of a sudden Reseda, Calif., is like the Serengeti plains for a young leopard. And I love the idea that athletics and karate can help you fight off the forces of darkness around you and you can channel your own insecurities and frailties into the power of your body. As a young man, it spoke right to me when it came out.
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