The Karate Kid
Interesting sites that highlight the use of martial arts in movies and television programs.
Total Recall: Jackie Chan’s Best Movies (RottenTomatoes)
We count down the best-reviewed work of The Karate Kid star.
by Jeff Giles
“In honor of his latest release [The Karate Kid], we decided to take a look back at Jackie’s previous live-action adventures and celebrate the critical highlights, Total Recall style!” (Originally Published: 6/11/2010; Last DCTKD update: 7/13/2010)
The Karate Kid (2010) Movie Review (CinemaBlend.com)
by Katey Rich
“There’s a lot to swallow with this new Karate Kid you have to accept that privileged child of Hollywood Jaden Smith is now a movie star, that a remake of a beloved ’80s classic isn’t automatically a travesty, and that about an hour and a half’s worth of good material within a two and a half hour running time is a reasonable ratio.” (Originally Published: 6/11/2010; Last DCTKD update: 7/11/2010)
Martial arts instructors critique ‘The Karate Kid’ (pennlive.com)
by Elana Altman, The Patriot-News
“...do the martial arts in the movie match martial arts in real life? Vince Vergara, owner and instructor at West Shore Academy of Martial Arts in Camp Hill, and Fred Waters, owner and head self defense instructor at the Institute of Self Defense in Harrisburg, weighed in about the movie and its representation of the martial arts, during separate interviews.” (Originally Published: 6/7/2010; Last DCTKD update: 6/29/2010)
The Karate Kid Review (Movies.com)
by Jen Yamato
Jen’s Rating: The Fresh Prince of Kung Fu
The Basics: “In foreclosure-heavy Detroit, born and raised, on his skateboard is how Dre (Jaden Smith) spent most of his days/Chilling out, dancing, he moved to China with his mom, where he was shooting some b-ball outside his new Beijing school/When six or seven Chinese kids who were up to no good/started making trouble in his neighborhood/He got his butt kicked a bunch and his mom got scared, she said go learn some kick-ass kung fu from that maintenance guy who looks like Jackie Chan.” (More or less.) (Last DCTKD update: 6/24/2010)