With their sophomore episode ("Ghosts") under their belt, Person of Interest still begs the question: is the series another procedural or a smart drama with an endgame? Jim Caviezel tries a familiar CBS style approach early on with the delivery of some of his lines.
Ben Linus is off the island and is training the second coming of Jesus to be New York's version of Batman. I could either be going to Purgatory, Hell, or Arkham for that opening sentence. Now that I've got the obvious jokes out of the way let's take a look at one of this fall season's most promising new series, Person of Interest.
Some films are unnecessary to remake, others impossible. 1984's The Karate Kid seems an apt example of the latter -- its charm largely attributable to nostalgic recollections of what, in the clarity of adulthood, is an irrefutably hokey premise. But somehow its legacy lives, partly due to our current love affair with kitsch.
Color me surprised, this movie was good. REALLY quite good in my opinion.
When I first heard they were remaking/updating/rebooting/sequel-ing The Karate Kid, I met the news with skepticism. I react that way anytime I hear that Hollywood is remaking or rebooting anything. I was indifferent when I heard the movie would star Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.