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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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Storyline

After his mother (Henson) accepts a job in China, preteen Dre Park (played by Jaden Smith) is forced to move to the new country. He attempts to befriend others, but loses all of them except for Mei Ying (Han), his new girlfriend, after getting attacked by a bully (Cheng). After almost being killed, he is rescued by his maintenance man, Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who does much more than maintenance. When Dre is forced to fight his bully, Cheng, in the upcoming tournament; Mr. Han steps in and teaches him Kung-Fu, and now Dre has to take matters into his own hands. 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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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$55,665,805 (USA) (11 June 2010)

Gross:

$176,591,618 (USA) (17 September 2010)
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Trivia

The American title for this film was kept as "The Karate Kid", to maintain the connection to the earlier films it is loosely based on, even though this movie takes place in China and the martial arts used are forms of kung fu. The difference is referenced in the film when Dre's mother describes a team as practicing karate, and Dre quickly corrects her. See more »

Goofs

During the dance scene, Meiying's dance moves mismatch between shots of her and shots of Dre where her reflection is seen in the glass window behind him. 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 »


Soundtracks

Bang Bang
Written by Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and K'Naan (as Keinan Warsame)
Performed by K'Naan featuring Adam Levine
Courtesy of A&M/Octone Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A truly awful movie
18 June 2010 | by See all my reviews

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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