The Karate Kid ★★★½

It hasn't aged perfectly. There is a lot of 80s cheese, but the core of it, the main reason why it's still beloved after over 30 years, the relationship between Miyagi and Daniel and how one helps the other to find much needed balance and confidence in life, still works.

And I miss the time when movies for teen audiences were made by classically trained directors.
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#036 in 2018