Thursday, May. 20, 2010

The Karate Kid

In theaters June 11

The cherished 1980s wimp-becomes-a-champ fable is reimagined for the China-rising era: the Italian-American teen bullied in California is now an African-American 12-year-old (Will Smith's son Jaden), lonely and taunted in Beijing. His martial-arts teacher: the man himself, Jackie Chan. In his 1978 breakthrough film Drunken Master, Chan was the stubborn student; here he's the wise, wizened professor of kung fu.