The Karate Kid ( 2010 )


Twelve-year-old Dre Parker could have 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 but the cultural differences make such a friendship impossible. Even worse, Dre's feelings make him an enemy of the class bully, Cheng. With no friends in a strange land, Dre has nowhere to turn but maintenance man Mr. Han, who is a kung fu master. 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.

The film strongly emphasizes the importance of persistence and dedication in overcoming challenges.

The protagonist forms meaningful relationships that highlight the value of trust and mutual support.

Respect for others, including one’s mentor and peers, is a central theme throughout the movie.

The protagonist frequently demonstrates courage by facing his fears and standing up to bullies.

The movie promotes the idea that learning and personal growth come from dedication and hard work.

violence 6/10

There are several scenes involving martial arts fighting, bullying, and physical confrontations.

language 2/10

Mild language is present, but not frequent or severe.