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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."
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
Bem, como já falei diversas vezes nas minhas resenhas é muito difícil não comparar as duas versões de um filme.E no caso de um filme tão icônico dos anos 80, essa tarefa se torna impossível.
O “Karatê Kid” original era um filme pequeno e despretensioso, com os carismáticos Ralph Maccio ( Daniel–san) e Pat Morita (Sr.Myaki) que falava sobre superação, com cenas clássicas do treinamento na pintura de cerca e polimento de carro.Já nesse novo “Karatê Kid”, se existe um termo que não se aplica é pequeno.
Não que isso seja uma coisa ruim.Torna o filme mais interessante, já que todos podemos imaginar o enorme choque cultural vivenciado pelo protagonista Dre (Jaden Smith).Na questão dos atores, a escolha também foi…
Will Smith's risky business. I tend to lean to the fans side of movies, whether I am a fan or not. "The Karate Kid" had cult 80's movie fans and a new young audience & the old and reluctant fans of the original movie. They choose a way to go with the remake of the original Karate Kid (1984) to some how stay a million miles away from those three open target markets and what they did was strip down the film to it's essence of a premise about a kid being taught Kung-Fu (not Karate) and a production of a studio movie crew's idea of what the modern "Karate Kid" should be. From what the original was years ago, an…
A cute and passable remake, as far as these things go. I am a huge fan of Jaden Smith (both of the Smith children), although I prefer their music careers and their... general lives to acting. In this case, the movie is sweet and fine to watch, but without the sort-of nostalgia value of the 80's version, the story itself just doesn't have that much going for it.
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