During a commemoration for Japanese soldiers fighting in the US Army during World War II, Mr. Miyagi meets the widow of his commanding officer. He gets to know her granddaughter Julie, an angry teenager who is still feeling the pain of losing both her parents in an accident and is having problems with her grandmother and her fellow pupils. Mr. Miyagi decides to teach her karate to get her through her pain and issues and back on the right path.Written by
Matthias Scheler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The fight choreographers gave Hilary Swank a "pink belt" for her mastery of the most flashy techniques, but none of the basics. See more »
At the beginning of the Senior Prom scene, an overhead view of the gym is shown as the dance is in progress. Julie and Eric can be clearly seen dancing in the middle of the dance floor. But the next scene shows the two of them arriving at the dance; they couldn't have been on the dance floor before they got there. See more »
[Julie's babysitting three VERY active boys]
What are you doing here?
Sergeant Kesuke Miyagi:
Miyagi figure children no have enough toys, so bring more. Nerf balls, flying discs, all kinds good stuff. You just have fun.
Have fun? Miyagi, they don't need any more toys, they need three child-sized straight jackets!
See more »
The Film That Introduced Hilary Swank to the Mainstream Audience
"The Next Karate Kid" is not a very impressive film. However, it introduces a young actress named Hilary Swank to the mainstream audience. Amazingly, just five short years after this film Swank would be holding the Oscar for her gender-bending role in "Boys Don't Cry". In this film she takes Macchio's role and does an admirable job even though the material is just not there. 2.5 out of 5 stars.
18 of 28 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this