The Karate Kid: Daniel is the REAL Bully [J. Matthew Movies, Ep 3]


The Karate Kid is the story of Daniel, a violent
sociopath who moves to a California town and begins tormenting a local boy and his friends. Johnny is a high school senior with a commitment
to atone for past mistakes, and move his life forward in a positive direction. “No, ex-degenerate,
man. 8 a.m. tomorrow, I’m a senior. I’ve got one year to make it all work, and that’s
what I’m gonna do — make it work.” They are destined to meet when Daniel’s
neighbor invites him to a beach party, where he becomes instantly obsessed with Johnny’s
newly ex-girlfriend, Ali. After a courtship ritual consisting solely of creepy, unbroken eye contact, he approaches her, only to be summarily rebuffed. Johnny arrives to patch things up with Ali,
but the discussion becomes heated. “Well I want to talk to you, all right?” Now I
want to be clear about this: what Johnny is doing is not ok, and he should respect her
wish to be left alone. Johnny is, in the end, a flawed hero. But one thing he is definitely
not doing is getting violent. Daniel, however, seeing an opportunity to insert himself into
Ali’s life, chooses to escalate the situation, demanding the return of Ali’s radio. Frustrated
and heartbroken, Johnny complies with Daniel’s request, and in the heat of the moment, pushes
him down. Daniel now has the radio, and Ali is still
in no danger. Nevertheless, he attacks Johnny, who merely steps aside, allowing Daniel to
knock himself to the ground, twice. “I didn’t do anything!” But when Daniel refuses to
let it go, Johnny must use force to end this violent outburst, for the safety of everyone
present. So what is Daniel’s response to Johnny’s non-aggression? Pow! A sucker punch right
to the mouth. Johnny defends himself, as is his legal right, and then de-escalates the
situation by leaving the scene entirely. The next day in school, Daniel trips while
playing sportball. Rather than accepting that occasional bumps and bruises will happen during
playtime, Daniel instead externalizes the blame onto Johnny’s friend Bobby, and proceeds
to ground-and-pound him, MMA-style. A few days later, Daniel attempts to enroll
at a karate school, obviously intending to up his game so he can get revenge on Johnny.
Put it this way: how would you feel if someone picked a fight with you, lost, and then went
out the next day and bought a gun? Well, that’s exactly how Johnny feels when Daniel shows
up at Cobra Kai. So he decides to send a message: your violence will not be tolerated. Because
Johnny knows what can happen when you teach karate to a person with a bad attitude. Months go by, and no one bothers anyone. Clearly,
this conflict is over. Until Daniel, unprovoked and for absolutely no reason, drenches Johnny
with water in the middle of a school function, ruining his night. To add irony to injury,
Johnny was at that very moment sparking up a J, which is about the least violent thing
you can do. “That weasel snagged the ‘bee.” “All right.” But I digress. Daniel has crossed the line this time, and he knows it. After causing a multi-car collision, he flees into the night. There is no telling
what further damage this unbalanced and violent individual will do, and once again, it falls
on Johnny to contain Daniel’s fury. After local busybody, karate master and child-batterer
Mr. Miyagi intervenes, Daniel convinces him that this is somehow all Johnny’s fault.
So they go to Johnny’s sacred place — the Cobra Kai studio — and challenge him to
yet another fight. Johnny accepts the challenge, and even agrees to refrain from defending
himself against any more of Daniel’s unprovoked aggression until the match. Daniel, of course, sees this as a license to continue to harass Johnny in public, with impunity. “All right, watch this. Hey guys, how ya
doin’? It’s good to see you. Hey, sorry about the eye there, Johnny. Shoulder ok,
Tommy? You guys be careful not to go stepping in front of any more buses now, all right?” The day of the tournament arrives. Johnny
is there, defending his title. Daniel, meanwhile, is a danger to himself and others as he doesn’t
even know the basic rules of engagement. “All right, what are the rules here?” “Don’t
know.” To no one’s surprise, Johnny advances to
the final round, and karma catches up with Daniel when his leg is injured by the boy
he wantonly attacked on the soccer field. However, just as Johnny is about to be awarded
his trophy, Daniel is granted unnatural strength by the demon-sorceror Miyagi. Enabling him
to defeat Johnny and win the tournament in an upset. Ever mindful of good sportsmanship, Johnny
lets go of his sadness at losing, subjugates his ego and personally presents Daniel with
his tainted blood-trophy. May you choke on it in your wet dreams, you rotten little prick. Thanks for watching. Please click like, and
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previous video, “Mortal Kombat and Enter the Dragon Are the Same Movie.” “This is a karate
dojo, not a knitting class.”

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