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
In the scene where Cheng (Zhenwei Wang) and his friends are bullying Dre (Jaden Smith) and kicking around his books and backpack, Cheng is wearing a shirt that is very similar to the shirt Daniel (Ralph Macchio) wore during the tea ceremony and storm scenes in The Karate Kid Part II (1986). See more »
When Dre gets beat up at the park Meiying and Cheng alternate positions between the camera being focused on Dre and focused on the two. See more »
A remake should add some element that the original didn't have. A different perspective of the story, different details of an event, or better technology. This movie offers nothing new except a change of faces and places. The story's the same, predictably so, and it didn't have the heart and soul the original had. Some could argue that the fighting scenes are better in this version, but the point in the original was, as Daniel-san said, not to fight, but to learn how not to fight. This version didn't have the same feel in the relationship between Han and Dre that Miyagi and Daniel had, and lacked many of the Miyagi-isms about life. You'd do better to save your money and buy a copy of the original. Wax-on Wax-off.
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