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"The Karate Kid"
Lowdown: A remake of the 1984 favorite, the remake finds Will Smith's son, Jaden Smith, forced to move to China with his mom (Taraji P. Henson). He soon discovers, however, that the local kids aren't too friendly. A martial arts teacher, played by Jackie Chan, arrives to teach him some secrets to make his stay a bit easier.
Grade: B+ The look, feel and tone of the movie feel a lot more realistic than the original. This could be one remake that improves upon its source material. Only disappointment? We miss the "wash on, wash off" lesson. A tease would have been nice.
Watch the trailer here: