Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The Karate Kid (2010)

Jaden Smith (son of Will Smith and kid from "The Pursuit of Happyness") had won hearts by his thespian talent. In spite of his age (just 12 years), his performance was proficient and polished. It's must watch movie for this "Karate Kid".

Jackie Chan is in a different but the perfect role of Kung Fu mentor.

I would say, story line is nothing great or surprising, but important thing is how you represent that in front of the audience (in a good way) is the skill. And Director (Harald Zwart) never fails in this case. One of the well known quote which is used in this movis is "Life will knock us down, but we can choose whether or not to stand back up." And indeed its true from all the aspects.

In between, movie is a dearth of consistent pace, similar story line and predictable events. But merely the final kick that won the trophy for this movie. Seriously, few of the climax scenes are with emotionally palpable tone.

Overall good movie with ulterior motives lies in the line "...WHETHER OR NOT TO STAND BACK UP".

8 / 10

1 comment:

  1. good movie. this is the second or third remake of the film. story is definitely predictable but i think it takes us on a the journey of making a karate kid. also it has one of my fav song by 'say' by John Mayer.