[after his parents have left, thinking he is ill] "They bought it. Incredible! One of the worst performances of my…
The Karate Kid
A Challenge He Never Imagined. A Teacher He Never Expected.
12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
I finally watched the Karate Kid remake. I was very pleased to find out that it was the story all about how Jaden Smith's life got flipped turned upside down. You see, he was chilling out, maxing, relaxing all cool, shooting some b-ball outside of his school, when a couple of guys (who were up to no good) started making trouble in his neighbourhood. He got in one little fight, then his mum got scared, and said "You're gonna learn karate from the maintenance guy downstairs."
IT'S NOT EVEN KARATE, YOU TWATS!
This film is amazing.
It takes a bad eighties martial arts kiddie film and manages to make it even worse.
Talent apparently skips a generation.
Well, he'll probably never be poor. But it's sad that he'll have to make buckets of money without any real talent.
How many American children can relate to the alienation of moving to China, getting beaten up and then training for gladiatorial-esque battles in which punching the other kid in the face earns you a point?
Probably every kid in America. Definitely every kid in America. Sure, everyone can relate to being bullied, that's normal, and that's somewhat something you can move with, but why does an American kid win against a bunch of Chinese kids at their own game? Not because he's any good. Nope. It's all because of the fact that the teacher of his rivals is a bit of a cunt. And Jackie Chan is a wise master of great skill and wisdom. Of course Jackie Chan is…
Can't review the new Kid without comparing it to the old Kid. New Kid seems more realistic and athletic....Old Kid was in his early 30s when he made the movie and weighed about 55 pounds. Old Kid Trainer was awesome and wax on wax off is classic. New Kid Trainer is good but jacket on jacket off did not work for me. Old Kid Bad Guys were vicious and easy to dislike. New Kid Bad Guys are mean but their teacher is the bad influence, otherwise they seem ok. Overall gotta give the edge to Old Kid...but New Kid is entertaining. Sounds like a review for Looper.
I don't understand why this film seems to get a lot of hate. While, it may not be as memorable as the original, and it is undeniably a bit overlong, this is still a very faithful, touching, and hugely entertaining remake. Jaden Smith is very solid, he's likeable and I always found myself rooting for him against these bullys. As good as he is though, Jackie Chan steals the show. Not only does Chan get to show off how great of an action star he is in the fight scenes, but he brings a surprisingly great emotional depth and dramatic crops to his performance especially in one particular scene. The fight scenes are really brutal especially for a PG movie,…
Well, they knew when to use an AC/DC song.
It's not actually that bad of a film it's just not as good as the original, the legacy the original left makes this film so challenging to take seriously. It is however a fairly enjoyable movie that doesn't fully rip off the original, it was a little unnecessary to make this film but i do know of people who view this as there ideal "Karate Kid." I usually call this the Kung Fu kid because thats what it was in China and he does in fact learn Kung Fu so the name was stupid and to cash in on nostalgia. I am a huge Jackie Chan fan but even i must admit he doesn't hold a candle to Pat Morita…
The Best Karate Kid™.
Side note: last year when James Horner died I wrote this about some of the themes of his work; I wish I'd heard this score then. It fits beautifully.
So he learn Kung-Fu instead of Karate... The fuck, mate?
A big surprise for me. Actually, this movie was really not bad even if they should better have called it "Kung-Fu Kid".
Para aprender Karate hay que "pintar la casa". Para aprender Kung Fu hay que "colgar la chaqueta"... #NoPosSi
Nunca fui fan de las películas originales. Pero creo que es un respiro fresco que he llegado a considerar incluso mejor que las cuatro originales.
La direccion me parecio mas fluida y mas ligera. Los personajes son creibles... y en cierto punto, algo estereotipicos. Pero se compensa con la musica, la practica de violín, Dirty Harry (Stchtung Chinese New Year Remix) de Gorillaz, Get Low, Poker Face (si... es del 2010) y sobre todo: Flight of the Bumblebee en piano.
Ademas las escenas del torneo son simplemente asombrosas y bien dirigidas.
This is not as good as the original but i think it is a very good remake and with an amazing performance from both Chan and Jaden Smith. It is generally good popcorn fun with great visuals and i enjoyed it a lot.
so cute stubborn but never give up with something. kinda romantic and comedy too
but so far, ITS JADEN SMITHHHH AAAAAAAAAAAAA
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