Jonathan Chait

Gymkata Silver Anniversary

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The sundry cultural and political milestones of the past year have caused us to overlook another historic aspect of 2010: It is the twenty-fifth anniversary of Gymkata. What is Gymkata? It is a movie about a young man who uses his gymnatics skills as a form of karate -- Gymnastics plus karate equals Gymkata, sort of -- in order to fight off various bad guys as part of a spy thriller. The movie features the least plausible fight scene I have ever witnessed:

This is not a parody. Here is the trailer.

With a successful A-Team remake in theaters, I think it is just a matter of time before the Gymkata remake.

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