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The Karate Kid (2010)

PG | | Action, Drama, Family | 11 June 2010 (USA)
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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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Cast

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Jared Minns ...
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Shijia Lü ...
Liang
Yi Zhao ...
Zhuang
Bo Zhang ...
Song
Luke Carberry ...
Harry
Cameron Hillman ...
Mark
Ghye Samuel Brown ...
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Storyline

12-year-old Dre Parker has moved to China, and finds himself like a fish out of water. He befriends a fellow classmate, Mei Ying, only to make a rival, Cheng, who starts to bully and attack Dre. Soon, Mr Han, the maintenance man of Dre's apartment, fends off Cheng and his friends when they are attacking Dre and signs Dre up to fight in the Kung Fu tournament in return for the bullies laying off of Dre. Dre realizes Mr. Han is much more than a maintenance man, when he's revealed as a master of Kung Fu and Dre soon learns that Kung Fu is about self defense and peace, instead of violence and bloodshed. Written by Kennedy

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A Challenge He Never Imagined. A Teacher He Never Expected.


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Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language | See all certifications »

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Kung Fu Kid  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$55,665,805, 13 June 2010, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$176,591,618, 19 September 2010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$359,126,022, 23 September 2010
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Trivia

At the very beginning of the movie, one of the markings on Dre's wall says 7/8/07-9th birthday. This is the actual 9th birthday of Jaden Smith, who plays Dre. See more »

Goofs

When Dre watches the woman charming a cobra on the mountain, he first watches from behind a window with its bars all in place and parallel. Then he walks farther up the hall and peers out a second window that has one bar bent out of place, allowing him to peek his head farther out for a better view. He has his head out this second window when Han calls him, but in the next shot he's behind the first window again as he responds to the call. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sherry Parker: Dre, you ready?
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Crazy Credits

The opening and closing credits for the movie are shown in both English and Chinese. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

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Written by Flo Rida (as Tramar Dillard), Montay Humphrey, T-Pain, Korey Roberson and Howard Simmons
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See it, or Flee it?
13 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

Currently, with a 5.1/10 rating, this is a very underrated film. I don't understand why Jaden Smith is getting so much hate, whether it is because he was "pushed in" to the movie business or if it's because he's playing a black person who moves to China, where in the original, the main character is white. I can tell that a large amount of people that voted haven't even seen this before. This film contains beautiful cinematography, great fighting scenes, and fun music for the audience to listen to.

Let's forget that the main character is black, and is moving to China, for a second. Do you think this movie would still have gotten 5.1/10? I truly recommend this film to everyone. Children and even adults will like this movie. Before you go to the movie, don't base it on the IMDb rating, because most likely, you'll go into the film thinking it's bad, then going with the crowd. First, check the IMDb message boards, or check a website with real critics like Rotten Tomatoes, or AOL movies.

This is one of the my favourite films (though not the best) of 2010, and should not be missed by anybody. So should you ask the question "See it, or flee it?" I will, and as will many others respond with a "see it". 7/10.


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