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
Filming began around July 2009 and ended on October 16, 2009. See more »
The Qixi Festival that Dre attends with his mom and Mr. Han falls on the seventh day of the seventh month of the lunar calendar. Though the exact date in our modern calendar varies from year to year, it is usually sometime in August. However, a few scenes after this festival, Mr. Han says the date is June 8th. This is not possible unless 11 months had passed in those few scenes. See more »
I went with my kids to see this movie and my kids and I most certainly did not enjoy the movie at all. I went in with very low expectations and, sadly, those were still too high for this movie. I really like Jackie Chan and, I believe, he did a good job in the movie, but his overall participation did most certainly not compensate for the almost non-stop appearance of Jaden Smith who:
1. Can't act. 2. Has an attitude problem which makes him extremely unlikeable 3. Is too young for this role 4. Certainly did not pay much attention in the martial arts lessons apart from being able to perform a split and kick high... 5. I am sorry to repeat myself, but Jaden Smith is extremely annoying and his attitude exudes from the screen like ugly green goo and that simply distracts from every other aspect of the movie.
It was painful to watch this movie with Jaden Smith in almost EVERY single frame. The only reason I am giving this movie one star is because of Jackie Chan... otherwise, if I could have, I would have given it minus points for wasting 2 hours of my life which I would have spent much more productively watching paint dry.
Indeed, the only reason I have registered at IMDb today was to convey my dismay and to warn people not to waste the money, time, and nerves watching this unbelievably and devastatingly obnoxious and annoying Jaden Smith for almost 2 hours non-stop.
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