THE KARATE KID (Theatrical Release USA 2010)


Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

The Karate Kid, after nearly 30 years release of the original story, finally comes into its own, bigtime, with this 2010 movie release. The film partners Jaden Smith with Jackie Chan to create one terrific piece of entertainment. It’s fun, comical, and teaches good life lessons on the value of discipline and good ethics. Great work for Director Harald Zwart. The movie easily establishes itself as a solid addition to the family home video library.

Storyline

A young boy transfers to China with his mother, meets a Kung Fu master, and learns a few good lessons along the way.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Harald Zwart for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Susan Ekins, Sanping Han, Xiaoli Han,  Tao Jiang, and Dany Wolf for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Dre Parker (Jaden Smith), Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), Sherry Parker (Taraji P. Henson), Meiying (Wenwen Han), Master Li (Rongguang Yu), Meiying’s Dad (Zhensu Wu), Meiying’s Mom (Zhiheng Wang), Cheng (Zhenwei Wang), Dre’s Detroit Friend (Jared Minns), Liang (Shijia Lu), Zhuang (Yi Zhao), Song (Bo Zhang), Harry (Luke Carberry), Mark (Cameron Hillman), Oz (Ghye Samuel Brown), Ur Dang (Rocky Shi), and Mrs. Po (Ji Wang).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. Jaden Smith performs outstandingly in this film. Jackie Chan perfectly balances the rest of the story. It deserves a sequel.


Ben Meyers

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