The Karate Kid ★★★★

"Just remember, license never replace eye, ear, and brain."

my favorite thing about this is the kid is friendly, polite, and respectful to begin with. martial arts just focuses him. though it's comparable as a purely inspirational story, this isn't ROCKY; fighting and winning aren't as intrinsically meaningful here. knowing how to fight can't teach you when to do it or why. only empathy and attention can.