Remove ads

Information

Year
2010
Runtime
140 min.
Director
Harald Zwart
Genres
Action, Drama, Family
Rating *
6.2
Votes *
96,687
Checks
27,811
Favs
415
Dislikes
395
Favs/checks
1.5% (1:67)
Favs/dislikes
1:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. dpanter's avatar

    dpanter

    Tragic rehash lacking all the charm of earlier Karate Kid movies. Not even Jackie Chan can elevate Minime Smith to greatness. Did we really need this mommy-daddy-propelled star vehicle for Jaden? Yeah, Will and Jada were producers. Surprise.
    You want to know the really sad part? Robert Mark Kamen wrote the story.

    Jacket on, jacket off. What else remains to be said? Yeuch.

    Not recommended.
    7 years 11 months ago
  2. Catherine Dixon's avatar

    Catherine Dixon

    I was quite surprised when I was watching this. I liked it a lot. I was well put together. When I first saw the trailers for this I rolled my eyes. I thought it was going to blow. But people told me to give it a chance and I'm glad I did. 8 years 4 months ago
  3. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The 2010 Karate Kid, which should really be called The Kung Fu Kid, stars Jaden Smith as the Kid and Jackie Chan as Mr. Han, the Miyagi figure. While the fighting is much better than in the original franchise, and Han's back story more tragic, it's way too attached to the original's story beats. There's usually a twist (and the training is completely different), but sometimes, it's repeating the first film line for line. In other words, it's perfectly acceptable for audiences that have never seen the original, but a bad case of déjà vu for everyone else. One of the themes of the original was an American corruption of martial arts' true message, which I'm not sure translates to the Beijing location (the State's corruption of same?). The trip to China also means we spend some time in travelogue mode, tedious to someone who's seen as many Chinese movies as I have. It's pretty padding though. The Kid being 12 years old instead of a teenager creates a few problems for me too. It's sweeter, but the romance comes off as a Mini-Pops version of the original's, and the injuries Dre sustains means his mother really should have interceded and not let him fight in the final. Both Kids' moms are pretty permissive, but the sassy new model comes off as negligent. So some great action, and a good mix of comedy and touching drama, but in no way does it dethrone the original, which remains the most iconic and relevant. 6 years 1 month ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. joclint checked this movie 10 hours 15 minutes ago
  2. JaneTheJane checked this movie 13 hours 10 minutes ago
  3. oakyfly checked this movie 15 hours 19 minutes ago
  4. Nuno Portmore checked this movie 2 days 22 hours ago
  5. Lalag and Angryst checked this movie 5 days 13 hours ago
See more activity

In 2 official lists

  1. This movie ranks #379 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office
    Box Office Mojo's All Time Worldwide Box Office's icon

    Box Office Mojo's All Ti…

    379
  2. This movie ranks #545 in Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office
    Box Office Mojo's All Time Adjusted Box Office's icon

    Box Office Mojo's All Ti…

    545
View all lists this movie is in