Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre’s feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
- Dre Parker: Jaden Smith
- Mr. Han: Jackie Chan
- Sherry Parker: Taraji P. Henson
- Meiying: Wenwen Han
- Master Li: Yu Rongguang
- History Teacher: Tess Liu
- Bao: Xu Ming
- Mrs. Po: Wang Ji
- Meiying’s Dad: Zhensu Wu
- Meiying’s Mom: Zhiheng Wang
- Cheng: Zhenwei Wang
- Dre’s Detroit Friend: Jared Minns
- Liang: Shijia Lü
- Zhuang: Zhao Yi
- Song: Bo Zhang
- Harry: Luke Carberry
- Mark: Cameron Hillman
- Oz: Ghye Samuel Brown
- Ping-Pong Man: Liang Geliang
- Story: Robert Mark Kamen
- Director of Photography: Roger Pratt
- Original Music Composer: James Horner
- Producer: Jerry Weintraub
- Producer: Will Smith
- Music Editor: Michael K. Bauer
- Producer: Jada Pinkett Smith
- Unit Production Manager: Dany Wolf
- Producer: Ken Stovitz
- Editor: Joel Negron
- Executive Producer: Han Sanping
- Director: Harald Zwart
- Production Design: François Séguin
- Producer: James Lassiter
- Co-Producer: Solon So Chi-Hung
- Executive Producer: Susan Ekins
- Camera Operator: Ng Man-Ching
- Second Unit Director: Doug Coleman
- Screenplay: Christopher Murphey
- Casting: PoPing AuYeung
- Sound Designer: Martin Lopez
- Music Editor: John Finklea
- ADR Editor: Susan Dudeck
- Still Photographer: Jasin Boland
- Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Steven Ticknor
- Supervising Music Editor: Jim Henrikson
- Sound Effects Editor: Daniel Pagan
- Dialogue Editor: Michael J. Benavente
- Hairstylist: Camille Friend
- Sound Effects Editor: Greg ten Bosch
- Script Supervisor: Nikki Clapp
- Production Coordinator: Lark Bernini
- Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Tateum Kohut
- Costume Design: Han Feng
- Casting: Zoe Thompson
- Music Supervisor: Pilar McCurry
- Music Editor: Skye Lewin
- Andres Gomez: A Karate kid which practices Kung Fu for a bad re-make.
Only Jackie Chan could be saved from this movie.
- ohlalipop: Well, the theme of the movie is the same as the original Karate Kid BUT this movie is actually not about karate but kung fu. The comedic parts and the dramatic parts are just right. The action is okay. There weren’t much especially from Jaden. He just got some action in the end. But then it’s enough for the film considering kids will be watching this movie.
Jaden Smith is amazing in this movie. I kept on saying that Will and Jada Pinkett made a good investment in their son. Just like his parents, he’s a great actor. He’s good in both drama and comedy. He did well in this movie. There were even “kilig” moments with him. I just love him.
Jackie Chan is of course amazing as well. His character was an older man but that didn’t stop him from having a fight scene of his own. We all know he has great comedic timing but I was really impressed when he did his dramatic acting in this movie. It’s a different Jackie Chan. And that’s what makes him great. He has always something to surprise his audience with.
Jaden’s nemesis is also great. He’s scary. But I like the pictures of behind the scenes in the end because it showed that he’s not that scary after all. He looks like a nice guy who’s friends with Jaden.
My rate for this movie is A. It’s a great movie for everyone and I’m not even surprised that it’s a box office hit.
- vasago: I can not understand which was the purpose of this remake . A really bad choice . A movie which was 100 times worst than the original one . It was a waste of time for me . I am a huge karate kid fan but this one was one of the worst remakes i have ever seen .