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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.
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,…
SO good. The way the movie progresses is great and Jaden is amazing. A great family movie.
The plot concerns 12-year-old Dre from Detroit who moves to Beijing with his mother and runs afoul of the neighborhood bully. He makes an unlikely ally in the form of aging maintenance man Mr. Han, a kung fu master who teaches him the secrets of self-defense.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Surprisingly good. For a while there it was giving the original a run for its money. But it doesn't win at the final showdown. Still it was a good effort. Jaden does have potential as an action star. He's obviously extremely cocky and that self-assuredness mostly translates to the screen. Occasionally though there are cringeworthy moments. It's an imperfect mix, but on the whole I think he has a lot of potential. The movie takes its time with the characters, much more so than the original. At least that's how it feels. The relationship between him and the girl was very effective. I'm glad it took the time to let that develop naturally. So I have to say well done…
Amazingly, this remake isn't just passable, but quite good. Mostly helped by a great performance from Jackie Chan, the Karate Kid functions very well as another unnecessary remake.
[English/ Spanish review]
I'll always prefer Professor Miyagi's "Wax on, wax off" from the cheekier and funnier original, but as a product, the new karate kid is respectful and quite okay, particularly thanks to the beautiful setting in China. And as a kid, I enjoyed so much the early Jackie Chan movies that I have to show my respects to the Master.
SIempre preferiré el "dar cera, pulir cera" del profesor Miyagi en el original, más divertido y descarado. Pero como producto, el nuevo Karate Kid es bastante respetuoso y no está mal del todo, en buena parte gracias a las bellísimas localizaciones en China.Y de niño, me lo pasé tan bien con las primeras películas de Jackie Chan que no puedo sino rendir homenaje al maestro.
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