Daniel accompanies his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, to Miyagi's childhood home in Okinawa. Miyagi visits his dying father and confronts his old rival, while Daniel falls in love and inadvertently makes a new rival of his own.
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
The final tournament was shot at the Feng Tai Sports Arena in Beijing over a period of 8 days with over 800 extras. See more »
During the celebration of winning the first rounds of the tournament, a photographer is seen taking pictures from very close range; under one meter. His camera is sporting a telephoto lens, which usually have a minimal macro distance of 1.2 to 1.4 meters. There is no way the photographer could have been taking clear pictures. See more »
First and foremost I failed to see any level of charm or charisma in Jaden Smith. For the first part of the film I thought it was a little girl not knowing who the actor was. I don't believe that if it were not for his father he wouldn't be trying to acting.
The only saving grace I found in this film was Jackie Chan who did a fair job, but very possibly could have added much more to the film had he been allowed to be funny.
The stunts were very good as they appeared to be done by very competent stunt people.
The story line didn't seem to hold the same charm of the original such as the wax on and wax off. The coat, come on that was as bad a joke as could be done to parody the original.
Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita were cute and charming, but compared to what I watched in this version they should be getting Oscars. Not many remakes shine better than the originals and this one is no different, except that it does much to make the original look like a super nova.
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