Reviewed on 8/25/2019...
There is no comparison with the original Karate Kid movie. This one tries to imitate it without success. Interesting watch but not one I ever want to watch again. Will Smith's son, Jaden has really brought down his blockbuster career with medicre flicks they made together.
Reviewed on 7/19/2011...
It's an OK movie with some really spectacular nature shots, but the story is just too much of the same formula used in too many modern films - a boy who's picked on by a group of bullies has to enter a kung fu competition to prove his worth by standing up to his bullies, and I was disappointed by the lackluster acting from Jaden Smith (I know he's just a little kid, but still, with the kind of acting superstardom family he's from, I expected more). Jackie Chan is very good as a handyman/kung fu teacher who is broken down by a family tragedy, and has some fantastic moves throughout the movie, but the part about the fly was gross and totally unnecessarily and some of the scenes showed a lot of unnecessary violence. I wouldn't see it again.
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