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The Karate Kid

Directed by: Harald Zwart

Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson

Rating: Nr

Release Date: June 11, 2010

Trailer Score: 4/10

My Thoughts: When it comes to violence in the movies, there are a few rules:

Adult beating up kid = Bad.

Kid beating up kid = Ok.

Kid beating up kid with martial arts = Awesome!

The third rule was proven effective in G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra, which had two hooligans charged on ragev and Mountain Dew battling each other like they were competing for the kiddie remake of Enter the Dragon. (Don’t get any ideas!) It was over the top, extremely choreographed, and no punches werepulled. Those kids kicked the living crap out of each other, all for the sake of my immense amusement. Add an actual dojo to that mix, and that’s basically all I’m expecting of The Karate Kid. And with the »

- Nick Allen

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