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The Karate Kid: A Worthy Remake?

Ken Denmead reviews The Karate Kid for Wired

The Karate Kid (2010) is a worthy remake/update of the classic Karate Kid (1984). Jackie Chan is a joy in a surprisingly moving role, and Jaden Smith makes you root for him. The setting is used to great thematic and visual effect, and while everyone knows perfectly well how the movie will end, the theater still erupted in cheers. My kids thought it was ‘awesome’, and my wife — well she actually said ‘it’s better than the original’. I’ll play it a little safer, and say it’s just as good, and a great family film in its own right.”

Read on for Nine Things Parents Should Know About Karate Kid.

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