Movie Review - The Karate Kid | Indian Woman Fashion, Fitness, Food, Style & Travel Photography Blog by Tanvi Rastogi

Movie Review - The Karate Kid

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Firstly, I have only seen the original Karate Kid in bits & pieces on television, once. For me this version [2010] is as fresh as any other movie as I have nothing to compare it against. 

So, this is a story of a 12 year old boy - Dre, played by Jaden Smith, who moves to Beijing, China from Detroit, U.S.A. due to his mother's job [played by Taraji P. Henson]. The movie narrates his struggle in adjusting in a new environment which is made harder due to the cultural and language barriers. To make it worse he makes an enemy with a class mate [who also happens to be excellent in Kung Fu] on the first day he arrives! Dre luckily finds support and guide in the maintenance man of his apartment building - Mr. Han, played by Jackie Chan [of course!]. Mr. Han teaches him the art of Kung Fu, which goes beyond it's martial form.

Jaden Smith is absolutely his father's son. This 12 year old boy can act! and very well at that. He is surely going to grow up to be a lady killer. Jackie Chan is pretty good too. No goofy acts in this one. Absolutely age appropriate, is what my husband had to say for his choice of role in this movie. Besides, the movie is set in China so I do not see anyone else doing this role better than him [and attracting the audience, like he does!]. Taraji doesn't have much of a role in the movie but when ever she does arrive on the screen, she makes her presence felt. Nonetheless the movie belongs to Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan, primarily!

In the cinema the children were cheering and clapping for Dre while he was competing for the Kung Fu Tournament. It was an exciting experience to sit among all the children and watch this movie. My only vexation was that it was a tad-bit dragged in the middle. It could easily have been about 15 minutes shorter. But I am not complaining and that doesn't make the movie any less fantastic. The movie is very well made and would appeal to all ages [My Mom loved it!

Bottom-line - It's good. It's really really good! 

P.S. I do not wish to give away too much of the story, for is definitely spoils the movie for those you are interested in the suspense. Therefore, I try and only share my opinions about everyone's acting and general view about the movie.

This is what I wore to the movies!
Dress - Wild Orchid [Delhi, 07']
Belt - Gap [10']
Shades - Fendi [07']
Shoes - Nina [07']

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31 comments

  1. such a cute dress. Specially with pockets. Where is wild orchids in Delhi?

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  2. Cute dress and we can't wait to see Karate Kid!

    xx .sabo skirt.

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  3. Cute dress and we can't wait to see Karate Kid!

    xx .sabo skirt.

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  4. the white dress looks cute on you!

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  5. Yeh!its a must watch movie.
    You rock on the rocks!!
    Shades,shoes,polka dots--all amazing.

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  6. Thank you so much for your comment, darling, that means so much to me!

    Love your cutest dress!! Keep sharing!

    Marika
    and check out my new project - Story of my Clothes

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  7. really adore this dress. You styled it really nicely with the red belt
    *Nathalie

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  8. that belt adds so much to ur outfit!! though i'm not much into dots... u carry 'em gorgeously!

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  9. hey Tanvi, great blog. Love what ur wearing. very stylish. I am def gonna be back for more.
    Do visit me if u get a chance

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  10. Love your dress .. Really Cute

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  11. Ur dress is really cute- love everything polka:-)

    I saw SATC2 with girl friends so hubby was babysitting...

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  12. Loving the looks

    tc

    www.frontrowmode.blogspot.com

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  13. I love the spotted dress! And I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your movie! I think Jaden Smith looks like he'd be adorable in it, and it's crazy how much he looks like his dad!

    Ce qui m'inspire

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  14. This goes out to the bf! I'm watching too many random and not random movies recently. Guess I'll start movie reviews too! :P :) Glad you enjoyed this one!

    I LOVE the dress...the pockets and the casual feel of it all! You look sweet! :)

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  15. Pretty Tanvi. Love the dress with that belt.

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  16. That dress is so fun and flirty!

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  17. the dress is super cute. love it! although i'm not a big fan of karate kid i will most likely go and see it.
    xoxo
    mina

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  18. not sure abt the movie- haven't seen it yet- but i LOVE the dress- such classy colours, perfectly placed...

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  20. What happy, adorable dress. Love your sunshades. Am eager to see Karate Kid. Enjoy your Monday, sweetie;-)

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  21. Gorgeous dress darling, love it! Me and my guy had the same 'ditto' pinch thing to say about the movie. Its surreal that we think so much alike. :)

    Loads of love sweet stuff!

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  22. Oh I can't wait to see this movie! I loved the original one :)

    And how adorable is your dress??? I'm needing that and seriously have to go on the hunt for it!

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  23. I was hesitant to see this just because I have so much childhood love for the originals but I'm thinking this is going to at least be a Netflix!

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  24. This dress looks great on you! It is casual yet chic and flirty! Great outfit and happy Monday! :)

    xoxo
    Rachel

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  25. so so so so love this dress of yours..you are looking adorable in the dots :)

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  26. Polka dots!! I love and I love how you've worn a brown belt. Ah don't think I'll be watching Karate Kid, I loved the original as a kid and am not in the mood for a remake version, though I do want to check out Will Smith's son!

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  27. Now that I saw the movie, I can comment :-p

    That kid makes me okay with the idea of ever having a 'son' :-p Cute, funny, and so expressive.

    Enjoyed the movie, though I found it long and I agree with you on it being cut shorter. Maybe that would have helped increase the pace.

    And he soooo acts like his Dad! wonderful!

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