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The Karate Kid (2010)

Released

Jun 11, 2010

Latest Home Video

Oct 05, 2010

MPAA Rating

PG

Director

Harald Zwart

Cast

Jackie Chan
Jaden Smith
Taraji P. Henson

Studio

2010 Columbia Pictures / Sony

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Synopsis

When his single mother (Taraji P. Henson) gets a job in China, Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) is forced to make a new home in an unfamiliar land. Immediately singled out and bullied by his peers at school, the young boy's only defense comes in an unusual form -- an older man (Jackie Chan) who is willing to teach him martial arts.

Content Details

Why Is The Karate Kid (2010) Rated PG?

The Karate Kid (2010) is rated PG for bullying, martial arts action violence and some mild language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in The Karate Kid (2010)...

Violence: A twelve-year-old is bullied and frightened by his peers. This antagonism ranges from verbal threats and taunting to physical fighting and assault. The boy is kicked, punched and knocked to the ground, and even held by some of his opponents while another prepares to beat him. An adult uses martial arts to subdue a mob of teens. Characters train in kung fu and for a tournament. Competitive fighting is shown in some detail, including kicks, punches and holds. (Despite the rules of conduct, a character is intentionally injured). A car is smashed with a sledgehammer. Characters deal with death and grief.

Sexual Content: A couple of polite references are made about flatulence. A twelve-year-old boy and girl kiss.

Language: Infrequent mild profanity is used.

Drug and Alcohol Use: A man drinks alcohol to drown his sorrow. An ancient form of medicine, using heated glass jars, is depicted.

Home Video Viewing Alternatives

Here are some ideas for home video titles that are related to The Karate Kid (2010).

This movie is a remake of the 1984 Karate Kid starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. The challenge of learning martial arts befalls an eager, but athletically awkward candidate in the animated movie Kung Fu Panda. Screen veteran Jackie Chan can be seen in the family-friendly films The Spy Next Door and The Forbidden Kingdom. Young Jaden Smith is the son of actor Will Smith, and appeared with his father in The Pursuit of Happyness.

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Canadian Movie Ratings

BC
SK
PG Violence.
AB PG Violence, Not Recommended For Young Children.
MB PG Violence.
ON PG Violence.
QC G
NB
NS
NL
PE
PG

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of The Karate Kid (2010)...

The 2010 remake of The Karate Kid releases to DVD and Blu-ray on October 5th, 2010.

The Karate Kid on DVD includes:

- Feature Film

- Interactive Feature: Chinese Lessons

- Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid

- Music Video: Never Say Never preformed by Justin Bieber and featuring Jaden Smith

THE KARATE KID packaged in a Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Copy) includes:

- Blu-ray copy of the film

- Just for Kicks: The Making of The Karate Kid

- Music Video: Never Say Never preformed by Justin Bieber and featuring Jaden Smith

- Alternate Ending: Watch Jackie Chan Fight!

- Interactive Features: Chinese Lessons and On Location: The Karate Kid Interactive Map of China.

- Production Diaries Hosted by Jackie Chan

- movieIQ+sync™

- PS3 Wallpaper Theme

- Digital copy of the film for the PSP, PC, Mac or iPod

- DVD copy of the film.

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Memphis Steve says: May. 10, 2010

This movie features a fair amount of sexual violence, that is, violence targeting the sexual organs. It should not be PG. It should be PG-13 at minimum.

Tonka says: Jun. 18, 2010

I believe Jackie Chan will be nominated for Best Supporting Actor - he is that good in this role. A little hard to believe Jaden Smith can really overcome his adversaries who appear to be older and physically stronger. Great editing and fight scenes look real. Be sure to stay through the credits as you see Jaden with his adversaries in outtake smiles and buddy photos - hey this is a movie - and with his parents Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Really can be a satisfying film for anyone over ten years old.

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