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Is Daniel the true bully in 'The Karate Kid'?

Posted Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 3:55 PM Central
Last updated Wednesday, September 16, 2015 at 9:55 AM Central

by John Couture

One of the things that Tim and I like to do lately around here is to imagine cult classic films in another light. In other words, what if Yoda was truly the ultimate Sith Lord secretly pulling the strings that would result Luke to engage his father in a reckless manner insuring the chaotic fracturing of the galaxy?

While granted, that theory is rather thin, it's more about the interesting way we look at films we love and cherish and seeing them in a new light than actually trying to convince others of our tin foil hat conspiracies. I imagine that M. Night Shyamalan spends many of his free nights doing just these type of thought exercises.

I doubt even Night would postulate something as strange as the central premise around YouTube user J. Matthew Turner's latest video. He makes the claim that Ralph Macchio's Daniel is a "violent sociopath" and that William Zabka's Johnny is a flawed hero who never gets the respect he is deserved.

Whether you agree with it or not, the theory is certainly interesting. I'm sure that Barney Stinson would totally be championing this theory on How I Met Your Mother.