Will Smith's kid takes on Ralph Macchio's role of the bullied kid seeking to learn how to defend himself and Chan is his wise but eccentric mentor. Only there's probably no "wax on, wax off" since the flick is now set in Beijing, China. That's where 12-year-old Dre and his mom move for her work. But there's always a bully so Dre wants to learn kung fu and it turns out the school janitor is a master.
The remake of The Karate Kid with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan is better than it could have been by leaps and high-kicks but it is also not quite as effective as it should have been to be truly crowd-pleasing. Based on the response of the young ...Read More