You remember “The Karate Kid,” right? Seminal ’80s classic, in which new kid Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Maccio) learns to fend off bullies and become a talented and heroic Karate Kid under the tutelage of undercover martial arts expert Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita).
According to filmmaker and YouTuber J. Matthew Turner, that 1984 version which features a heroic Daniel is not the “real” story of “The Karate Kid.” Turner’s creative take on the subject “reveals” a hidden truth about the film and he argues, with nearly five minutes of cleverly-edited video proof, that Daniel is actually the film’s villain, “a violent sociopath who picks every fight in ‘The Karate Kid.'”
Turner’s key arguments include “proof” that bully Johnny is simply misunderstood. “Johnny is a high school senior with a commitment to atone for past mistakes and move his life forward in a positive direction,” Turner says in the video. (LOL) He also refers to Mr. Miyagi as “a local busy-body,” “child batterer,” and “demon sorcerer” (LOL again!) His arguments are up for debate and giggles. If you’re buying what Turner is sellin’ you might also enjoy his theory about why he thinks “Mortal Kombat” and “Enter the Dragon” are the same movie: