First trailer out for remake of 'Karate Kid' ... and it looks good!

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The first trailer from the remake of The Karate Kid is out, and I'm ready to admit something I thought I'd never say: It looks pretty good.

Jaden Smith (Will Smith's son) takes over for Ralph Macchio as the displaced schoolboy who finds himself tortured by karate thugs. And Jackie Chan is the new "Mr. Miyagi" (he's "Mr. Han" this time). And yes, there's even a love interest like Elizabeth Shue. The real key is finding a good villain to play the "John Kreese" role mastered by Martin Cove in the 1984 original.

Check out the trailer and you'll see some other similarities. "Wax on, wax off" has been replaced by "Take the jacket off, hang the jacket up, pick the jacket up." And the ole "catch a fly with chopsticks" routine gets a place of honor.

The movie is due out July 13, 2010.

TOP 5 'JOHN KREESE' LINES FROM KARATE KID:

5. "Pain does not exist in this dojo, does it?"

4. "We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak."

3. "This is a karate dojo, not a knitting class. You don't come into my dojo, drop a challenge and leave, old man."

2. "I want him out of commission. I don't want him beaten."

1. "Sweep the leg."

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