The Karate Kid (2010)

PG   |    |  Action, Drama, Family

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Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master.

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21 June 2010 | jdesando
OK Karate Kid
The Karate Kid is a Sino-American Rocky starring the Will Smith family scion, Jaden. He goes to China with his mom, gets beaten up by bad Chinese kids, prepares to revenge in a tournament, and falls in love.

Meanwhile, the underused Jacky Chan plays a maintenance man teaching Jaden to fight. Jaden shows no exceptional talent, and there's little of the philosophy that makes a sentimental piece like this bearable.

Karate Kid is family entertainment trying to show the importance of charity, goals, open-mindedness, and resilience. Unfortunately a slow exposition keeps the film from a fast summer pace.

Those who compare this version to the original may be disappointed, and those who are interested in Chinese American relations may find it problematic.

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