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Review: The Karate Kid 2010

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2010 Karate Kid DVD CoverThis all new film about a karate kid stars Jaden Smith as Dre Parker and Jackie Chan as Mr. Han, a man that has lost his family and seems to be trying to hide from himself and the world. It is the problems that Dre has with those at school that spark and begin the journey of self discovery for both man and boy.

This is a heart warming remake and telling of the 1984 film of the same name. Jackie Chan’s Mr. Han is in the same or like role as Mr. Miyagi played by Pat Morita. This is not a word for word remake, this is a retelling of the tale in a different setting completely. While both films had families that had to travel great distances to start again this one goes really far by taking the family all the way to China. Anyone who has seen the first Karate Kid will immediately see the similarities of the 2 but where as the first one was full of teen angst and a desire to do everything faster and faster this one slows things down. It shows the growth of a boy that is mad at the world who just wants to be able to have friends and be friends with a pretty girl that he meets in school. It also shows just how closed in Mr. Han is as he is still grieving for his own lost family.