A new YouTube video has fans of the 80′s cult classic “The Karate Kid” questioning everything they know about the film – and more importantly, if they have been cheering for the wrong kid all together.
In his latest video, popular YouTube user J. Matthew Turner breaks down two of the main characters of the film; Daniel LaRusso, played by Ralph Macchio, and Johnny Lawrence, played by William Zabka.
As he rifles through important scenes from the movie, Turner proposes a theory that has every 80′s kid spinning in their seats – Daniel LaRusso is far from the hero. In fact, he’s actually the bully, and Johnny Lawrence is actually the innocent peacemaking protagonist.
As Turner explains, Daniel is the new kid on the block, enraged with teenage angst and obsessed with fighting Johnny in order to win the affection of Johnny’s ex. Daniel then turns to karate lessons in order to help “defend” himself against Johnny, a move Turner explains in the form of a question: “Put it this way. How wouldRead More »from YouTube video attempts to prove Daniel LaRusso is the real villain of ‘The Karate Kid’