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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.
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.
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…
Meh...my fondness for Jackie Chan out weighs my apathy for Jaden Smith.
Not great acting, with the exception of Jackie. And the score...wow...I normally don't notice, but when I do, it's usually bad. This was the worst!! Lady Gaga, Flo Rida, Jay Sean, John Mayer, to name few, with proverbial icing on musical crap cake being Justin Bieber at the beginning of the credit roll.
Despite all of the bad, it did have some neat visuals like the temple at the top of the mountain and the stairs leading up to it. And the fighting is always fun to watch.
"Kung-fu is in everything."
Des valeurs uniques véhiculées, un Jaden Smith extraordinaire, un Jackie Chan touchant, du rire, presque des larmes. Un grand film qui fait aimer le Kung Fu, la Chine et qui donne espoir.
La vie peut nous mettre au tapis, mais c’est à nous de choisir si l’on veut ou non se relever. Dre et Mr Han ont choisi. Et leur histoire est magnifique.
Better fight scenes than original, everything else was worse tho.
sweep the leg, Cheng
I disagree that this film be recognized as a decent revamp of the great Karate Kid. Also, I hate Jaden Smith.
The acting is pretty bad and I'm not a fan of Jackie Chan. The original is really good, especially because of the chemistry between Morita and Macchio. You don't really get that feel with this one.
Hate to say I really love this film
Jaden Smith is okay in this, believe it or not. And the over-the-top Kung Fu is entertaining in a bizarre way. Overall forgettable
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