The Karate KidAction/Adventure/Family
Box Office: $176.6M
PRINCIPAL CASTJaden Smith, Jackie Chan, Taraji P. Henson, Wenwen Han, Rongguang Yu, Zhensu Wu, Zhiheng Wang, Zhenwei Wang, Jared Minns, Shijia Lu, Luke Carberry, Bo Zhang, Cameron Hillman, Ghye Samuel Brown, Rocky Shi, Ji Wang
WRITERChristopher Murphey, Robert Mark Kamen
PRODUCERJames Lassiter, Ken Stovitz, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Jerry Weintraub
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERDany Wolf, Han San Ping, Susan Ekins
12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could've been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother's (Taraji P. Henson) latest career move has landed him in China. Dre immediately falls for his classmate Mei Ying - and the feeling is mutual - but cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. In the land of kung fu, Dre knows only a little karate, and Cheng puts "the karate kid" on the floor with ease. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han (Jackie Chan), who is secretly a master of kung fu. As Han teaches Dre that kung fu is not about punches and parries, but maturity and calm, Dre realizes that facing down the bullies will be the fight of his life.
bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language