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."
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.
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,…
I'm sure everyone and their dog has asked this question, but seriously....
WHY IS IT CALLED THE KARATE KID IF HE IS NOT LEARNING KARATE?
I couldn't be less interested in Karate, Martial Arts, or especially films based on them.
I find it uninteresting, dull, and to be honest there's only so much of people beating each other up that I can take.
So the fact that I found this film fascinating and refreshing clearly says something.
I really did enjoy it.
Sometimes it's lovely to realise that you still have the ability to be surprised.
Why don't they just call it Kung-fu kid?
In the begging of the film, there was this 12 year old boy who was name Dre Parker, he was one of most popular kids in school. But how ever his mother final career move lands him in China.
Dre Parker was in love with this girl name Meiying and they met each other and get along they would sit down and do home work each and every single day and also they would have lunch every day and see each other but have each other back if Dre Parker was trouble and got beat buy the other bully then the girls would save the boy to see if he was ok
One of his classmates Mei- Yang was one…
Very good movie!
Surprising performance from Jaden Smith coupled with the ever charismatic Jackie Chan make this a better movie then anticipated.
The Kung Fu* Kid is about Will Smith's son trying to convince the world that he can act by not acting at all.
You know when you see a child who seriously needs a punch, but you can't punch it because you know you wouldn't be able to stop?
That's Will Smith's son whose name I can't remember because let's be honest, he will only ever be described as Will Smith's son.
1 Jackie Chan out of Bruce Lee.
Serving as a remake of the original 1984 hit, this 2010 modernisation is directed by Harald Zwart and produced by Hollywood star couple Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. The film stars Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith.
12 year old Dre Parker (Smith) and his workaholic mother Sherry (Taraji Henson), uproot from America and move to Beijing, China for a new life. However it’s not long before Dre’s acclimatisation to a new culture win over the attention of young school girl Meiying (Wenwen Han) but also attracts a group of bullies from a local kung-fu school, led by Cheng (Zhenwei Wang), who takes an immediate dislike to Dre.
After witnessing the violence escalating, a local handyman, Mr.Han (Chan) intervenes in one…
If someone had to step into Mr. Miyagi's wushus, I'm glad it was Jackie Chan. The dude's still got the moves to amaze, and Lil' Willy to his credit did a decent job for his age with the training and fight sequences. Whatever you think of the Freshest Prince, he's already got a great work ethic to build on, and if he stays on course, he could be a great actor someday. Maybe. The movie itself is the traditional underdog drama you'd expect, but with its authentic Chinese settings, the genuine rapport between Chan and Smith as teacher and student, and the surprisingly moving final act and climactic Kung Fu tournament, it goes a long way toward bringing me back…
Decent remake which feels more like Rocky at times. More authentic & genuine than original.
The cast, with the only exception of Taraji P. Henson, is not good enough and the story is good, but not well told, which makes the film pretty boring.
in the begging of the film, there was this 12 year old boy who was name Dre Parker, he was one of most popular kids in school. but how ever his mother final carrer move land him in China.
Dre Parker was in love with this girl name Meiying and they met each other and get along they would sit down and do home work each and every single day and also they would have lunch every day and see each other but have each other back if Dre Parker was trouble and got beat buy the other bully then the girls would save the boy to see if he was ok.
One of his classmate Mei- Yang, was one…