These are not movies you want to watch, these Nicolas Sparks books made into movies. And yet, they keep getting made. NPR imagined what would happen if 10 popular movies were written by Nicolas Sparks.
1. The Karate Kid: At the tournament, Daniel admits to Mr. Miyagi that he has been concealing the kneecap cancer that makes the crane kick so useful to him. Daniel wins the tournament, but then collapses on the mat dead. “Get him a body bag,” says a Cobra Kai sadly. Daniel is carried out of the arena by a processional of Cobra Kai on one side and repeatedly bullied weaklings on the other. As he exits, Johnny says wistfully to his corpse, “You’re all right, LaRusso. You’re all right.” The movie ends with a slow piano cover of “Cruel Summer.”