Karate Kid (2010) movie trailer

International trailer for Karate Kid, starring Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith…

Official preview

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.”

The plot of this ‘new’ Karate Kid is almost identical to the original in the 80s, which is not a bad thing, as lots of the cinema goers probably have not much idea about the original. Pat Morita’s Mr. Miyagi (the master) will always be an epic that’s hard to emulate, but Jackie Chan doesn’t look half bad with the role.

Looks like a decent movie overall; guess I’ll check it out next week.

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