About: In Columbia Pictures' The Karate Kid, 12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts the karate kid on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
Review: In “how i met your mother” Ted says in one episode “if you want to describe it, to someone who haven't watched karate kid, you shouldn't say it's the best movie of all times, but say it's ok so lower their expectations and when they see it be like omg”. I am not sure this phrase was about “The Karate Kid” with Jaden Smith but I totally agree with the part the best movie of all times. To begin with, I have to admit that I haven't watched the other movies, this is my first so I can not compare it with the old ones.
Firstly I have to inform you that I loved it, there is nothing that I didn't like. Jaden Smith was so good in his role, such a talented young actor (just like his father Will Smith), he was funny, he was sweet, he played his role with such passion. Jackie Chan was good too, I really liked the scene when he brakes his car, it's very strong. Last but not least I really liked Taraji P. Henson, Dre's mother, she is a very good actress and one of my favorite, also Zhenwei Wang as Cheng, the bully, was so scary!
The Karate Kid is a movie that you can not dislike, the story is perfect, it is about passion, about courage, about the way you see life, about kung fu which is in everything we do as Jackie Chan says in the movie. To sum up you should watch this movie, for the story, for the performances, for the action, for everything.
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