Archive for the ‘The Karate Kid’ Category

He’s Got the Message

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

To leave a “message” for Mr. Miyagi, Chozen tears up Miyagi’s dojo, while Daniel is forced to watch. After destroying a few key items, Chozen turns to his two friends and tells them, “hanase”. I don’t know what this form of the verb means (imperitive, perhaps?), but it’s from the verb “hanasu”, meaning “let go (of him)”. This line takes place just after 01:18:30 into the movie The Karate Kid II.

Help in the Wind

Saturday, September 22nd, 2007

In The Karate Kid II‘s storm scene, the word tasukete (the imperitive form of tasukeru, and meaning “save me” or “help me”) comes up multiple times. The first is about 01:33:30 into the film with the older woman and her children. The second is at roughly 01:35:50, with the young girl at the bell tower.

Collage of The Karate Kid II screenshots.