13 October, 2010
The Karate Kid
I'm going to start by giving you some film stats, about the plot, then go into my review. *WARNING - THIS MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS*
Rating; PG for, "Bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language."
Staring; Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan.
Released; 11Th of June, 2010.
Genre; Action, Drama, Family, Sport.
Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) and him mom Sherry Parker move from Detroit to China where he found that he doesn't exactly fit in with the kids in the park by his house. Cheng (Zhenwei Wang) in particular. He got into a fight with Cheng and found that his street fighting was no match for Cheng's trained fighting. After being beaten numerous times by Cheng and his gang, Dre ask the handy man, who saved him from Chengs gang once, if he would train him. At first he declined, but after a run in with the other boys trainer, it was either fight in the ring or on the street, and if they were to fight in the ring that would give Dre time to train and there would be no fighting until then. Dre and the handy man Mr.Han(Jackie Chan, trained countless hours, until it was time for the fights. he had a series of battles until he got into the top two, to fight Cheng. He was seriously injured in one battle, but persevered, and ended up winning. Chen saw how good Dre was, and what a great teacher Mr.Han was, so him and his gang made peace.
Let me start off by saying, it is SO much better then the original 1984 Karate Kid. It had a very well written script, the actors were awesome. Jaden Smith is going to be a great actor someday, he's only 12 and he's already really good! And who doesn't love Jackie Chan. It had a great feel of traditional Martial Arts, but the new feel of a story people can relate to now.I thought it was really good. I may not watch it 100 times, but if it was on I'd watch it again, I would even rent it again. It was great, it's good for the whole family. I thought it was very well made.
To sum it up, watch it with your family or by yourself.