The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

DVD - 2010
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Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully, Cheng, who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master, and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life.
Publisher: [United States] : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2010
Branch Call Number: DVD ACTION/ADVENTURE Kar
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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ArapahoeCarina May 15, 2020

I love this sport movie. Self defense, determination, discipline, believes, respect, passion, Love and peace are words which describe this film. I love the casting, inclusive.

Feb 11, 2019

This one is way better than the original. Though it does not actually Karate in the movie, they did a good job with it. It won our family's best movie award this year... let's see how many years it can keep it up!

This is a bad movie.

Despite the similar poster and title, and the mirrored plot, there is no karate being learned. Jackie Chan's interpretation of Mr. Miyagi was deep and inspired, though hard to get into. We never learn what Dre Parker's mom does for a living, other than whatever it was required her moving to China. Dre Parker, though cute at first glance, is more than a bit insufferable. He has some okay moments, and even one genuine good one, but for the most part he drags the movie down pretty badly. The ending is even worse somehow.

This movie did not need to be made. It did not do a good job. I hope it never gets a sequal.

If you want more Karate Kid, go to Youtube and watch Cobra Kai, about grown-up Johnny Lawrence and Daniel Larusso.

May 27, 2018

The Karate Kid (2010), part 5 in the franchise, is not really a great movie. Jackie Chan is what made it somewhat good. They should have let the series go after part 3!

Feb 03, 2018

Well, reading some of the comments...

It is titled "Karate Kid" and does in ways mirror the original. To say it is better than the original seems quite unfair. The original is very good. Will Smith's son plays the part very well. Jackie Chan's role is a little slow to develop, but comes around.

It is more a Karate Kid movie than a Jackie Chan movie. It is also a Kung Fu movie; it is in China, not Japan, and regardless of the title, it does not propose to be teaching Karate.

Jan 31, 2018

Decent reboot. I'm a fan of Jackie Chan!

Sep 10, 2017

Karate Kid is a film about a kid named Dre Parker who due to his mother’s career, has moved to China. Dre Parker meets a girl named Mei Ying and he seems to like her but, this relationship is opposed by a kid named Cheng. Compared to Dre, Cheng is quite adept in the arts of Karate and after an encounter with Cheng, Dre is left with a black eye and is unsure of what he can do. Afterwards, Dre meets a maintenance man named Mr. Han. Mr. Han offers to teach Dre how to defend himself using Karate. Karate Kid was an amazing movie to watch and I really enjoyed seeing Dre progress in the arts of Karate, and I think that this is a good movie to watch with family. Overall, I would rate Karate Kid 5/5
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 30, 2015

Should be PG-13 for violence though it's PG

Sep 20, 2015

I like Jackie Chan, but the whole entire premise of this movie is stupid. Beyond stupid. Mildly entertaining but often annoying. It could have been improved a bit by concentrating on Chan instead of that snotty kid.

Apr 08, 2015

good movie

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Coarse Language: Mild coarse language.


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Jan 31, 2018

Mr. Han: You have taught me very important lesson, Xiao Dre. Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up.


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