The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

DVD - 1984
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Daniel wants Mr. Miyagi to teach him how to defend himself, but the old master resists until Daniel learns that karate is a discipline of the heart and mind, of the spirit, not of vengeance or revenge.
Publisher: Culver City, Cal. : Columbia Tri Star, c1984
ISBN: 9780800179502
0800179501
Branch Call Number: FIC Karat
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (127 min.) : sd., col

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Jul 20, 2016

This movie here has a special place in most of our hearts and will always be considered a classic. As one of the true 80’s icons it becomes apparent than not many people haven’t seen this movie, only exceptions being the young kids that grew up with Jaden smith as their Daniel san. Scenes from this movie prove to be unforgettable and always referred to in pop culture wether it be in music, comedy, internet, movies, or anywhere else. The amount of excitement one feels when witnessing the conclusion of all of Daniels training in his final fight against Johnny is unamountable by any other classic fighting movies except for possibly rocky, which ironically had the same director, who knew. The actors including Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita perfectly encompass their characters and show the bond between teacher and student in an incredible way. Although many critics might give this movie a hard time no doubt it is one to be written in the history books, and you’ll never forget to wax on then wax off. I completely recommend to see this original film, I give it a 8/10 rating. - @magicsoup of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

crystal_dark Aug 08, 2013

This movie was great! I liked getting to know both Mr. Miyagi and Daniel better during the movie and seeing how the characters changed as the movie progressed. Mr. Miyagi is a really fun character and I love the relationship between him and Daniel.

ARamos123 Jun 24, 2013

Love this movie. Ralph is a great actor and is soo cute. Best movie out of all three. Five Stars.

AmandaCRamos Jun 15, 2013

This movie is awesome. Ralph Macchio did a great job, I could not see anyone else being the karate kid. :)

TheOutsidersFanatic Sep 02, 2012

Wax on, wax off. Ha! Okay, Ralph Macchio is absolutely amazing... Just sayin. Wayy better than the one with Jaden (fail) Smith. :P

KJtheEpicFailure Sep 02, 2012

4 words...:
RALPH MACCHIO KICKS BUTT ;P

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MARGARET Y LI
Aug 18, 2012

This is one of the most hilarious movies I have ever watched. Maybe I would like to again. :D

flibberdeglop Mar 14, 2012

Thought this was a great movie for both girls and guys. There's plenty of action, humour and romance. The characters are very believable, and the ending put a smile on my face. A really good family movie.

Brian_Scott Oct 06, 2011

Saw both KARATE KID movies, and though both were good the remake was missing a key aspect. What the teacher was teaching the boy wasn't Karate, but Kung Fu. Also the original consentrated less on the fighting, and more on the relationship between the student and the teacher. Next time they shoult tory and have Daniel become the teacher to a brand new student.

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NobleSix
May 04, 2011

This was the first and best of "The Karate Kid" movies. Mr. Mayagi was a B.A. teacher.

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