karatekid2

A couple of days ago, Karate Kid, Part II was playing non-stop on TV. I was pleased to see this movie on television as I adored this sequel as a child…I think a lot had to do with that drum thing. But then I watched it and realized that this movie does not hold up well. It’s actually pretty bad. Horrible. It’s a poor excuse of a sequel to an ’80s institution. Yet, I am still drawn to its magic. How could you not with scenes like this:

And this fine cameo by B.D. Wong:

Oh Lord that was horribly fantastic. Above all, we should be grateful that this movie gave us this Academy Award-nominated treat: