Hey guys, how’s it going? Rahul here coming in with a brand new blog. Hope everyone has had an amazing week. My school just started this Friday and so it’s back to the books for me. So, let’s begin!
This drama, comedy film was directed by Harald Zwart and was released in June 2010.
Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (140 minutes)
- Jackie Chan as Mr. Han
- Jaden Smith as Dre Parker
- Taraji P. Henson as Sherry Parker
- Wenwen Han as Meiying
- Zhenwei Wang as Cheng
Dre and his mom decide to move to Beijing to start their new lives. But, school has something new in store for Dre.
Being a foreigner and acting too mighty make Dre the perfect victim for bullying. So, to put this bullying to an end, Dre teams up with his coach, Mr. Han, to defeat Cheng (his bully) in a kung fu competition.
This movie is a re-make of the older and original Karate Kid that did so well as a movie. Now, if I were to compare this one to the old one I would have mixed feelings. While the old one was the ‘original’ with some awesome fight scenes and some great acting, the new one definitely kept up with its’ time and brought a more modern outlook to the whole Kung-fu/ bullying thing.
This movie has 2 pretty big stars as well and I don’t think anyone better could’ve been chosen for these roles i.e. Jackie Chan as a super cool Kung-Fu maintenance man and Dre Parker, a spoilt kid who is too full of himself but is determined throughout. The story as well has been very well portrayed but felt a bit too stretched out in certain scenes. Everyone’s acting perfectly fit the role.
Just like the original, this Karate Kid didn’t just focus on the the action and the tournament. We see different aspects of everyone’s lives as well such as the sadness in Dre and Mr. Han’s families, the strictness in Chinese families and their dedication to focus, love between two people of completely different cultures and heritage, hatred, but most of all, enjoyment. The movie is jam packed with tons of scenes that make the movie more kiddish in its’ approach.
My brother is absolutely in love with this film and because of that I’ve probably seen it at least 50 times. I would definitely recommend to see this. It’s a great joy watching someone train so hard and actually get rewarded with an above average fighting tournament. Overall great.
I would give this movie 3.5/5 stars.