The Overview: The Karate Kid


A downloadable MP3 audio commentary on “The Karate Kid.”

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Overthinking It presents “The Overview,” an alternative commentary where writers from the site watch and discuss their favorite movies in real time.

In this edition, the Overthinkers tackle the beloved 80’s martial arts coming of age tale, The Karate Kid. We discuss how subaltern outsiders from New Jersey and Japan take California by storm and how the leader of the Cobra Kai is refighting his own personal Vietnam War by appropriating Asian methods of physical violence.

You’ll need your own copy of The Karate Kid in any format, and you’ll need to download the file so that you can play both at the same time.

Download the commentaries listeners have called call “So good, I don’t even need the movie to enjoy them.” (Don’t get us wrong, we recommend you play the movie too. But it was awfully nice of them to say.)


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