The Karate Dog

A Movie ReelThe Karate Dog: 1.5 out of 10.

I gave this movie a bonus half point because James seemed to like it. I'm not surprised James enjoyed himself as this film was clearly targeting the five year old demographic. It was far too dumb for a six year old.

James and I were looking for something to watch when I saw this film starred Pat Morita. I was feeling nostalgic for the late great Mr. Kesuke Miyagi and kids always dig animals who talk, so we settled in for "The Karate Dog". Sadly, Miyagi's character is killed off very early on and we're left with Chevy Chase as the unfunny voice of a dog who, well, knows karate. Even more sadly, this isn't the most pathetic part of the movie.

Oscar winning actor Jon Voight has a big role in this film, and it just makes you cringe. How does one go from "Midnight Cowboy" to "The Karate Dog"?

If you're over the age of five, take a pass. If you're missing "The Karate Kid", check out "Sweep the Leg" instead.

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That was classic. I loved seeing the Cobra Kai (spelling) after all these years. What is that clip from? I have never seen it before.

March 19, 2007 @ 10:05 AM

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