The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

DVD - 2010
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Dre Parker finds himself in China after his mother's latest career move. He and classmate Mei Ying immediately fall for each other, but cultural differences make this friendship impossible. Even worse, his feelings make an enemy of class bully, Cheng who is quite adept at kung fu. Dre turns to maintenance man Mr. Han, who is secretly a kung fu master and learns that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm. However, Dre realizes that this may be the fight of his life.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2010
Branch Call Number: J KAR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (140 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Sep 10, 2017

Karate Kid is a film about a kid named Dre Parker who due to his mother’s career, has moved to China. Dre Parker meets a girl named Mei Ying and he seems to like her but, this relationship is opposed by a kid named Cheng. Compared to Dre, Cheng is quite adept in the arts of Karate and after an encounter with Cheng, Dre is left with a black eye and is unsure of what he can do. Afterwards, Dre meets a maintenance man named Mr. Han. Mr. Han offers to teach Dre how to defend himself using Karate. Karate Kid was an amazing movie to watch and I really enjoyed seeing Dre progress in the arts of Karate, and I think that this is a good movie to watch with family. Overall, I would rate Karate Kid 5/5
- @Grimvar of the Teen Review Board of the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 30, 2015

Should be PG-13 for violence though it's PG

Sep 20, 2015

I like Jackie Chan, but the whole entire premise of this movie is stupid. Beyond stupid. Mildly entertaining but often annoying. It could have been improved a bit by concentrating on Chan instead of that snotty kid.

Apr 08, 2015

good movie

Dimmu16 Aug 03, 2014

I feel like this remake is better than the original. Just saying!

Apr 23, 2014

I really enjoyed this very well-done movie! Wonderful plot! The actors were very well cast and did wonderful job! I highly recommend it for even families! Excellent movie!

crystal_dark Aug 08, 2013

I really enjoyed this movie and thought it was well done. I liked the fact that the producers did not try to remake the original but make a movie that was similar yet its own and not just a remake. They put distance between this and the original so it is its own movie.

ARamos123 Jun 24, 2013

This was a very cute movie. Great for all ages , and has a great sense of humor. Jaiden and Jackie are amazing actors. Some scenes were amazing , and so believable. Jaiden is also so cute ahhhh ! Five Stars.

Jan 29, 2013

i saw the movie and I had liked it
this is based on a true story this isnot
for children to watch

Aug 17, 2012

This is a remake of the 1984 film of the same name.
Despite having the same original title, this movie does not feature karate, which is from Okinawa, but focuses on the main character learning kung fu in China.
So, this should be called "Kung Fu Kid."
In any case, I enjoyed this nice and entertaining movie to the hilt.

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