I liked the old one, I like it better than the new one, though the remake is good.
-But I guess age has something to do with, the original tends to go for adolescents and up while the remake tends to go for younger audiences such as 10 and up.
-The original karate kid used karate while the remake used kung-fu (for whatever reasons), so I'm kind of confused why the remake was called The Karate Kid.
-In "love story" angle the remake of karate kid shows innocence of a young love while the original karate kid shows the budding love of teens.
-Pat Morita, God Bless his soul, best suits that "mentor" personality.
But I find it hard to compare these two because they are practicing different disciplines of martial arts, Karate and Kung Fu.
I have to agree with SCANDARK, Karate Kid 2 is very good! (That tea ceremony is just wow! Back it up with the song "Glory of Love" then it's one of the best love story angle ever)