The Karate Kid
The Karate Kid is a 2010 martial arts drama film directed by Harald Zwart, and part of The Karate Kid series. It stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan in lead roles, and it was produced by Jerry Weintraub, James Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. This film does not take place in the same fictional universe as the four previous Karate Kid films, but is instead a remake of the original 1984 film with the setting moved to China, and the martial art changed (despite the film's title) from karate to kung fu.
Twelve-year-old Dre Parker leaves Detroit for Beijing after his widowed mother, Sherry, gets a job transfer at a car factory. There, Dre meets Meiying, a young violinist that reciprocates his attention. However, 14-year-old Cheng, a rebellious Kung Fu prodigy whose family is close to Meiying's, keeps them apart by constantly attacking, teasing and bullying Dre. As revenge, Dre throws a bucket of dirty water over Cheng and his gang. Enraged, they chase, corner and brutally beat Dre at an alley. Mr. Han, a maintenance man who repaired for Sherry, intervenes and fends off the boys, revealing himself to be a Kung Fu master.
|author||Christopher Murphey Robert Mark Kamen|
|keywords||bad influence bully car car factory chinese martial arts chinese medicine cupping therapy cut school day off fight fire cupping injured leg job transfer kill kung fu master muscle memory overcome tease train truancy volkswagen scirocco#second generation widowed mother write wudang mountains|
|producer||Jada Pinkett Smith James Lassiter Jerry Weintraub Ken Stovitz Will Smith|
|publisher||EDKO Sony Pictures Releasing|
|theme||coming-of-age kung fu martial arts|