Does it seem a bit lazy to remake
What luck the maintenance man in Dre's building is none other than
Like a good little grasshopper, Dre learns old-school kung fu from Mr. Han — cue the requisite "Rocky"-style musical training montages with the Great Wall of China as a backdrop.
"Karate Kid" is too long, violent, and programmed to tug at our heartstrings. But it's hard to wax unenthusiastic over the plucky Smith and especially Chan, who finally gets to show some real acting chops.
'A-Team'? More like B-movie
Another old TV show gets elevated to the big screen as a major studio production. The hard-charging special effects are first-rate. But it's obvious this new version of
Together they offer some credibility as combat buddies who all served in the same military unit. After being drummed out of the service on phony charges, they become undercover operatives for hire. But the story starts to stretch when it attempts to add complex political intrigue to its comic-book setting.
Agents from the
SUSANNE PEREZ lives in Costa Mesa and is an executive assistant for a financial services company.