The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid 2010

Twelve-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural …
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Twelve-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, and kung fu prodigy, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of The karate. As Han teaches Dre that The karate is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.

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  • Boring. Watch the original.

  • Cheap copy of original, except in china. Original far better. As if this Chinese girl from a "good Chinese family" would fall for an American. The kids lied it though.

  • Good family movie. For those who know the original dont expect the ssame

  • why is jacki chan so un realistic in every movie, no i wont kick him in his head ill flick a glass with my foot into him while im jumping around then run like a scared rabbit

  • It certainly isn't as memorable as the original classic from 1984, but this remake of The Karate Kid has enough material to stand on its own regardless of how it compares to the original. I'd recommend seeing the original first, but if you like that movie, definitely see this one too. It's not perfect, but it where it works, it works really well.

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