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"Karate Kid" Remake Plot Details Revealed

Posted: May 6th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
"Karate Kid" Remake Plot Details RevealedSubmit Comment
Moviehole is reporting that the new "Karate Kid" remake is still being called "Karate Kid," instead of the previously-rumored "Kung Fu Kid." The names have been changed as well; Jaden Smith is now Dre and Jackie Chan is Mr. Han. The film is said to be very close to the original, but with a spin of its own. The site got their hands on a detailed plot summary, which you can read below.

Plot: Sherry is offered a transfer to China. Considering the US office is about to lay off everyone, it's really her only choice; especially since nobody else at the office has been offered a transfer. With her young son Dre (Jaden Smith) in tow, the single-mother makes Beijing her new home. Needless to say, not knowing Chinese, and experiencing a bit of culture shock, they both find it a little hard to settle in - - Dre especially.

Like Daniel Larusso in the original film, Dre (who, unlike Larusso, is a skateboarding video-game buff) immediately catches the attention of the local bullies - in particular, Lui Wei Cheng. And before too long, Dre is going home with bruises (he tries to hide a black-eye under a cap by pulling it as far down his face as he can) and whining about wanting to return to the states.

Dre's enrolled into a strict Beijing Middle School. His first day there is a bit of a shambles - the assistant principal spots his bruises, and assumes he's been fighting (which, of course, they don't accept under any circumstances), and he turns up in a school uniform, something he didn't have to wear that day (there's only certain days when a uniform is required).

The Mr Myiagi character is actually named Mr. Han (Jackie Chan). He's the maintenance man of the apartment lock that Sherry and Dre have moved into, and meets the new residents when he's called over to fix their hot water service. From the bathroom, Han spots Dre practicing martial-arts kicks (unsuccessfully) in front of a video-game, and catches his black eye. Later, of course, he'll agree to teach him - both martial-arts and the Chinese language (so he can impress his mother by haggling over apples).

The 'John Kreese' character - the character played by Martin Kove in the original film - is Li Quan Ha, the owner of the Fighting dragon school of Kung-Fu. One visit to the school - in which Li Quan terrorizes his students (who range from the age of 3 onwards), namely Lui Wei Cheng - and Dre is immediately put off.

Source: Moviehole


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jjjjjoey writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 7:01:51 PM

Sounds like it will be a great movie for kids.
coldplayesence writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 7:06:24 PM

Sounds like an epic fail.
synthetic1985 writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 7:22:16 PM

hmm...am i missing something?....they took out 'the' in 'the karate kid' and suddenly it's its own original??...smooth, very smooth...but nice try i'm still not gonna watch it...or at least, pay to watch it
synthetic1985 writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 7:30:50 PM

i'm still weirded out about the whole age thing for the main character....i mean, i hope there's no love interest...otherwise, since when is middle school romance part of the norm for general audiences?....i thought that stuff was for disney and nickelodeon
WAFFLE MAN writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 7:37:42 PM

Looks at him! you can tell this is going to be a kids movie! he's not going to be fighting teens thats for sure! he's not going to be dating any girls or driving any cars!........this is gonna suck.
Ranger writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 8:04:25 PM

Wax on... wax off... wax on...
acslaterson writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 9:01:48 PM

Sweep the leg!
lost_addict writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 10:10:36 PM

I hope the movie flops.I f*cking hate this kid,he ruined the day the earth stood still and the only reason he is in the movie business is because his father is mother f*ckin will smith
Ranger writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 10:54:18 PM

And his Mother is f*ckin his Father Will Smith.
DisasterBlaster writes:
on May 6th, 2009 at 11:07:21 PM

The film is said to be very close to the original? Uh, take one look at the main character. I think not.
PrevalentMind writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 12:32:11 AM

Lol- Hopefully no love interest- Yeah Jaden gets some lady action on his urinary erection..."ANNNNNNNND Hold that piss...ANNNND...SCENE!"
PrevalentMind writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 12:33:33 AM

...and cut your f*cking hair!
The Skippy Spartan writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 2:26:19 AM

Daniel-San
Gaudion93 writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 3:04:43 AM

WHY!!!! It should just be the kung fu kid and be a completely new film, not a remake. I mean they haven't even kept the names! The only time I would watch this is if it was on telly probably, and even then I'd wait till it was on terrestrial channels
dwightschrute writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 7:03:08 AM

Motherf*cking Dre is WIN
TRUEMAN writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 9:02:37 AM

i think the hair is not working cut the hair pls and the movie should call rush hour 4
Satan Kid writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 9:03:51 AM

Will Smith must've been mighty pissed when that ugly little sh*t was born and he realized Jada was having an affair with Carrot Top.And...This movie might just suck as much as Spanglish
tolgaboy writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 10:03:24 AM

please jackie stop making kid movies,make real action movies NOW IS THE TIME?
Johnny Neat writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 12:06:24 PM

I'm going to cry now.
synthetic1985 writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 1:10:43 PM

i don't care what they do any longer...i got so fed up seeing remake after remake...i'm just not gonna watch the ones that aren't worth it....as for jaden smith, the only thing i'll say is that he's not gonna be young much longer, and when he starts doing big movies...people will not credit him like they credit his dad
Satan Kid writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 1:27:27 PM

Amen to the "no more remakes" comment! With the exception of Halloween most remakes suck! For f**k sake please come up with something original.
Ranger writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 2:14:36 PM

Y'know... before coming to this site I wasn't aware of just how many remakes are being made. Honest to GOD...MAKE SOMETHING ORIGINAL...ANYTHING...EVEN sh*t! Paying to see new sh*t is better than paying to see remade sh*t! Allo Hollywodd... R U THERE?!?!?!
synthetic1985 writes:
on May 7th, 2009 at 4:21:40 PM

simple fact is yes, there are original people out there....but sadly these days....there's way too many people with remakes and sequels and prequels on their minds.....people like christopher nolan (i'm just using him as an example)....he wouldn't do a remake that wasn't fitting....batman needed to be remade...titles like the karate kid don't need it....it's why i have no problem saying 'neverending story' doesn't need to be remade....it was great back then and it still is great today....i watched it a lot with my niece....and she got a kick out of it the same way with 'the goonies'....those kinds of titles just don't need to be remade as the originals still appeal to new crowds...but that's ok....only sane people wouldn't pay to watch remakes like that....it's also why i have no problem saying a 5 year old has more imagination than hollywood does, well at least the hollywood we know of today

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