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A new 'Kung Fu' debuts at a crucial time for Asian Americans

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By ALICIA RANCILIO

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Another unnecessary remake. And a totally irrelevant connection made with violence against Asian Americans. Like Kung Funis in any way representative of “the Asian American experience”

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It just doesn't have that feel of good old 70s/80s Kung Fu Films.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

Looks great.

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Yes, learn kung fu while on holiday. Really?

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Oh, yes...and politically correct. snicker

-5 ( +2 / -7 )

Nothing will come close to the seventies David Carradine Kung Fu series. But yes this series certainly has the present day necessary political correctness with a woman as the hero.

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It must be awful to walk down the street, see women walking around and think, "urgh. Women. Going around, making up 50% of the population. It's political correctness gone mad."

2 ( +7 / -5 )

All those modern remakes compared to the real Classics are so PATHETIC !!..

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

The original was lame. My granny liked it, though.

Why are some grown men so terrified of change?

Guess for a lot of them, television was like a parent or a womb to them.

They associate such memories with happier times.

Change means challenge. Challenge can cause fear.

Time to be brave and fly the nest.

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Women again! Sheesh!

I'm very confused by all these people who seem to get upset at the very idea of women existing.

That said, I'm personally not so interested in the idea of it being set in the modern day. There are already loads of tv shows set in the modern day with characters who can do martial arts. What I always liked about the original was the juxtaposition of the Kung Fu guy with the Cowboy genre and archetypes.

I kinda wish they'd gone with that time frame along with the female main character.

I guess kids these days probably aren't so into Western stuff though.

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*Master Po**: Between the old series and the new, there is a bridge which neither time nor death can shatter. Each stands at one end, needing to cross and meet.*

*Caine**: Is it good to seek the past, Master Po? Does it not rob the present?*

*Master Po**: If a man dwells on the past, then he robs the present. But if a man ignores the past, he may rob the future. The seeds of our destiny are nurtured by the roots of our past.*

*Caine**: I am of age. I must put away such memories.*

Grasshoppers, cherish your memories, but do not fear change. That's what Kwai Chang Caine would have said.

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 ‘I’ve never seen the screen filled with Asian American faces like this is.’"

So she's never seen "Joy Luck Club."

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It'll probably make one season

-3 ( +3 / -6 )

Let’s not forget: This was ALL ‘Bruce Lee’s Legacy’ - He brought martial arts into the mainstream.

He pitched the series idea to Hollywood and was told it wouldn’t work. He was saddened to see it premier with a white man playing an Asian role.

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It'll probably make one season

Should be used to that by now.

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It'll probably make one season

Should be used to that by now.

That got a big laugh here, thank you.

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Trailer looks good. This should go a few seasons if they do it right.

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It's not like there's no tradition of kick-arse Asian women in martial arts. Michelle Yeoh in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Lady Snowblood. The Landlady in Kung Fu Hustle. Even Uma in Kill Bill. OK, she's not Asian, but she learns from Asians.

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Should be used to that by now.

And that is exactly why people are cutting their cable TV because Hollywood makes these one night stand series.

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