A classic. While Jackie Chan toned down his normal frantic/slap-stick/funny self and took on a more serious character, he cannot touch Mr. Miyagi's austerity and tranquility. Also, it's where Mr. Coles got his nickname - Cobra Kai ("sweep the leg!").
I fear a generation will grow up not knowing there was an original Karate Kid movie. And that it was awesome! Link is to a clip of the movie and the classic song it popularized - "You're The Best". www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBktYJsJq-E