It’s fan fiction for the Val Kilmer movie, “The Saint.” In it, super spy Simon Templar has to rescue a scientist (played by Elisabeth Shue) who has invented dinosaurs. There was a lot of buzz around town about my dojo abilities and Jenny just kind of got swept up into it.
A Russian politician has been sent from the future to kill her. That’s not exactly what happened, but this next thing is very true and this transition is very thin.
would most likely scoff at Daniel La Russo (Ralph Macchio) while necking with Johnny Lawrence (’80s douchebag extraordinaire William Zabka).
Not that we’re bitter over a superficial high school crush or anything. Miyagi and the Cobra Kai dojo are products of fiction, though, so Shue’s Ali Mills not only gives the picked-on La Russo the time of day—she chooses him over Johnny.
In the scene where Miyagi is showing Daniel that all the things he has been doing (paint the fence, wax on, wax off etc) were really karate training.
When he shows him "paint the fence, lock wrist, look eye ALWAYS look eye!
In the scene where Daniel is being chased from the dance by Johnny and the gang and he runs through the open field behind his apartment complex. Miyagi saves Daniel from Johnny and his gang by the fence, he picks up Daniel and puts him over his shoulder but on the very next shot he opens the fence and Daniel is on the other shoulder. Miyagi never punches Johnny in the face but the next day at the dojo he has a black eye.
If you look closely at one of the trees in the middle of the field, you can see a smoke machine pumping out smoke to make the scene look foggy. In the scene where Johnny Lawrence rams Ali's radio at Daniel La Russo, the speakers are initially facing Daniel; when Daniel, shown at a different angle, takes the radio's brunt in the belly and falls over, the speakers of the radio are facing Johnny! When Daniel gets beaten up after the dance he has a bruise on his face and a band-aid.
No doubt that the actor was already in position for Daniel kicking the door moments later and hitting him... Miyagi accompanies Daniel at the Cobra Kai dojo and requests that Kreese's students leave Daniel alone, you can see one of the extras (one of the students) burst out laughing. He has a straight face and then busts out laughing. I wonder what was so funny - or was it an intentional dig at Miyagi / Daniel?
It’s a Jurassic Park/Back to the Future/Terminator/Saint mashup. A few months ago I had a conversation with my wife Jenny at our dinner table.
At the end Kilmer will dump her because she broke Ralph Macchio’s heart at the beginning of Karate Kid II. Here’s how it went: Me: I’m too afraid to write this book.
How you going to leave a guy right after he’s just swept the All Valley Karate Championships? Jenny: No, you’re too lazy, but fear is fun to blame because then it’s not your fault. If you’re hiding from your work, it’s easier to blame fear than it is to admit you’re lazy. Some evil beast from the shadows hell bent on stopping you from a goal. Laziness is inside us and to face it means you give up your victim status.
When you do that, you take responsibility for your actions.
In the scene where Ali is dancing with her father at the fancy restaurant, we see Johnny sit down at the table next to Ali's mother.