New on DVD This Week: The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid, starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, will be released on DVD Tuesday, October 5, 2010.


Photo by Jasin Boland/Columbia Pictures

This 2010 version of The Karate Kid is a remake of the 1984 version. The story is about a young boy (Jaden Smith), recently moved to Beijing with his mother, learns to stand up for himself with the help of a martial arts mentor (Jackie Chan).

The Karate Kid stars Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith, Jackie Chan and Tarji P. Henson and is directed by Harald Zwart.

The Karate Kid averaged a B rating with the critics.

“…a lovely and well-made film that stands on its own feet.” -Robert Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“I doubt even Smith and Chan believe their film needed to be 140 minutes long…” -Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

“…a fine, fun remake of a movie that updates, transplants and reimagines the original without sacrificing its heart or goofy charm..” -Amy Biancolli, San Francisco Chronicle

“…the chemistry between Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan grounds the movie, imbuing it with sincerity and poignance.” -Claudia Puig, USA Today

“…wobbles, flails, and ultimately stumbles in a futile attempt to top the original.” -Dezhda Gaubert, E! Online

Check out the The Karate Kid movie trailer below.

The Karate Kid is rated Rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language.

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