THE KARATE KID (2010) GO!, 5.30PM, PG, FAM­ILY

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - TV Guide - - HIGHLIGHTS -

Jaden Smith takes on the ti­tle role made fa­mous by Ralph Mac­chio in the 1984 teen clas­sic, play­ing Dre, a Detroit tween trans­planted to China when his mum (Taraji P. Hen­son) gets a job trans­fer. In an achingly fa­mil­iar plot­line, Dre winds up get­ting bul­lied by a gang of lo­cals un­der the guid­ance of a men­ac­ing kung fu mas­ter. Hope soon ar­rives in the form of Mr Han (Jackie Chan, chan­nelling Pat Morita’s iconic Mr Miyagi men­tor role), a mild-man­nered main­te­nance man who in­structs Dre in mar­tial arts, pre­pares him for an im­por­tant tour­na­ment and helps him con­front his fears. ★★★

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