Karate Kid (2010 - Jackie Chan)

Lists: Action, Adventure, Drama, Family, Martial Arts films, Remake or reboot, Coming of age

Brief Synopsis: "12-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. 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."

Overall Ranking: 1115 (Rank from 2010: # 29)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 25%
Regular 50%
Half-Popped 25%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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karma55 - Parts of it work, parts of it doesn’t. I think the kids were too young to create the same level of tension that was around Daniel-san in his first and second film, but we do get some really solid acting from Jackie Chan. The tournament at the end was way too violent, which further confused the tone of the film. It was also very exploitive to call the movie the Karate Kid when he’s learning Kung Fu.

People Involved

  • Jaden Smith (Dre Parker)
  • Jackie Chan (Mr. Han)
  • Taraji P. Henson (Sherry Parker)
  • Rongguang Yu (Master Li)
  • Tess Liu (History Teacher)
  • Xu Ming (Bao)
  • Harald Zwart (Director)