Summary: I still think this movie should be called the "Kung-Fu Kid" because Kung-Fu and Karate are two very different styles of martial arts. I get the point that it was somewhat following the same story line as the first "Karate Kid" movie just replacing Karate with Kung-Fu.
Excerpt: It’s hard to believe the original ‘Karate Kid’ movie is already 26 years old and I had no idea what to expect from a remake of that original movie. Right out of the gate, we have a change of venue. Instead if importing oriental martial arts to the US, we’re taken to the land of it’s origins – China!
Summary: I felt the original was definitely better. Jaden Smith has a bright future and Jackie Chan becomes the disciplined master. Cinematography was pretty, score was decent and the cast did a good job. Unfortunately, the plot was light and story too predictable.
Summary: I think Jackie Chan's acting talent is underused in this film - he could have been a more emotional anchor (his Chinese-language acting work proves this; the man just has a hard time being convincing when speaking English.
Summary: A competent remake of the original, with a few subtle changes but mostly sticking to the same formula. Jaden Smith plays Jaden Smith...I mean, Dre, who moves to China with his mom and immediately has trouble with some local bullies, so Jackie Chan teaches him kung fu.
Summary: I will say that surprisingly, I thought this movie was legitimately good. You can obviously tell that Jackie Chan is getting older, but his roles are taking on serious undertones, leaving behind much of the "kung-fu" attitude and building on more of a life-affirming personification of his art.
Summary: At first I didn't really care to see it. I figured I'd catch it on video whenever I felt like it. But I'm glad I went to see it, I enjoyed it. Haven't seen the original in a long time, (and I know this isn't so much a remake, but a re-imagining, if you will), made me want to go back and watch Ralph...
Summary: This was a good movie. I love Taraji P. Henson in everything she does. She really is a talented actor. Jaden Smith was good. He could use some more acting lessons from Dad. There are much better child actors. But it was a fun and exciting movie.
Summary: The Karate Kid! Another good movie for the year 2010! before i was able to watch this movie, everyone says it is a good movie, YEAH EVERYONE (not just most of them)...but the problem on my case is that because of what they said, i had high expectation from the film, so, at some point i felyt not...