Friday, January 14, 2011
The Karate Kid (Jackie Chan, 2010)
Runtime: 2 hr. 20 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Drama, Kids & Family
Theatrical Release: Jun 11, 2010 Limited
Synopsis: 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.... 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. [Less]
Starring: Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Han Wenwen, Rongguang Yu, Zhensu Wu, Zhiheng Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Jared Minns, Shijia Lü, Yi Zhao, Bo Zhang, Luke Carberry, Cameron Hillman, Ghye Samuel Brown, Rocky Shi, Wang Ji, Harry Van Gorkum, Tess Liu, Xinhua Guo, Jijun Zhai, Shun Li, Tao Ji, Chen Jing, Wentai Liu, Geliang Liang, Xu Ming
Director: Harald Zwart
Screenwriter: Christopher Murphey
Studio: Sony Pictures
It is easy to guest the story. But if we watched it, then we can see something different with another movie. What i say is when the traning scene at first. We can see that Jaden Smith just put off his jacket, take it, hang it, take it again, put it off again, again, and again. In my opinion at that time is Jackie just want to give some lessons about how to respect Mother or Father. But after Jaden feel bored, finally he get mad to Jackie and Jackie show us something that me (audience) and Jaden don't expect before. Jackie shows us that learning kungfu can be started with a really simple thing in our life, like put a jacket into right place. For me, this is very creative and special from this movie.
I can't give another comment, because basically the story is similar with another kid movie. But one more time, we have to give a big applause for the creativity. Good job. I like this movie.
I give score 8,3 points for this movie. Keep watching movie and analysis it. Viktor Mononimbar (movie analyzolic). GBU.
Data From Rotten Tomatoes