Karate Kid

Posted on June 11, 2010

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Karate Kid – Jaden Smith (Dre Parker) is adorable, the scenery is beautiful and the fighting is brutal. Mercy me, these little Chinese bullies are taught to fight to the death. If the punches and kicks were real, that kid would be in the hospital in traction. When Jackie Chan takes on six of the darlings, it’s Kung Fu at its finest. Chan is perfect as Mr. Hon who teaches Dre the ancient martial arts method. His “jacket on, jacket off” is not as poetic as the “wax on, wax off” in the earlier Ralph Macchio KK movies, but all the other instruction and moves are first rate.
Brutality aside, it’s overall a good movie with a Rocky Balboa ending. I’m guessing there’is going to be a whole bunch of little Kung Fu’ers out there soon.

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