Everyone's talking about Ridley Scott. W/ THE LAST DUEL, can we finally say that sword and shield epics are Scott's "thing?" He's eclectic but this seems to be his comfort zone.
I recommend rewatching ROBIN HOOD (2010). This film got flogged, but it's pretty cool. pic.twitter.com/7ieEG1owoa
So The Karate Kid is REALLY about how war fucks men up.
Miyagi is still dealing with his WWII experiences and has hid away from the world, Kreese is altered by his experience in Vietnam and uses it for continuing violence. Both earned medals for their service.