Why does this guy hate underdog stories?

Don't mess with Ralph Macchio. (via YouTube)
Don't mess with Ralph Macchio. (via YouTube)
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I always love a good fan theory. Multiple films taking place in the same universe, characters being dead the whole time, entire storylines that are actually dreams, you name it. But this latest fan theory gaining traction rubs me the wrong way. It concerns John Guilbert Avildsen's 1984 masterpiece, The Karate Kid— a film that I absolutely love. I love it ironically, of course, since I think it symbolizes everything that is so funny about Hollywood in the 80s, but I love it nonetheless.

YouTuber J. Matthew Turner made a video breaking down why Daniel, the hero of the film, is actually a violent sociopath, and Blake, the villain, is actually a good guy whom Daniel harasses.

 

It's a fun thought experiment, but I refuse to believe it for the following reasons:

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Sources: J. Matthew Turner