Blu-Ray Review: The Karate Kid

Posted in DVDs, Film, Reviews
By Sam Bathe on 24 Nov 2010

Harold Zwart’s reimagining of The Karate Kid is a worthy update, regardless of whether it features any actual karate or not. The story was timeless in 1984 and it remains so today, even if the similarities between this film and the original are often a little too close for comfort. Jaden Smith carries it well, but Chan is the real standout, giving a meas ured performance of deceptive depth. It’s a little overlong but all in all it’s a well-made update, shot in beautiful Chinese locations and suitable for the whole family.

Film 3/5
Extras 3/5

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