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Just fair warning, kids: Just because he’s bigger than you, it doesn’t mean Jackie Chan won’t bust you up if you pick on Will Smith’s little kid. Yup. Check out a new clip from “The Karate Kid” remake via YouTube. It’s kind of hard to believe that Jackie can later get pushed around by Will Smith’s midget offspring after he takes on a bunch of Chinese teenagers twice Will Jr.’s size. I’m just saying.
12-year-old Dre Parker (Jaden Smith) could’ve been the most popular kid in Detroit, but his mother’s 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.
Starring Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson, Tess Liu, Harry Van Gorkum, Han Wen Wen, and directed by Harald Zwart.
Jackie busts up some punk kids June 11, 2010.
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