If I had to write a Karate Kid summary in 3 sentences, this is what I would write: Kid moves to a new town. Kid starts some heavy duty Karate training so he can get revenge by kicking the bad boys ass while simultaneously winning the heart of the hottest girl in town. Its promotional campaign does not do it justice. Overall, I was so happy with the outcome of this movie, because while being cliche, and certainly not worthy of winning an Oscar or anything like that, it was really enjoyable, and I had a great time watching it. I was surprised at the lack of tits in this film. Of course this film is really very predictable and was basically just a rip-off version of Fight Club, The Karate Kid, and movies like that in general that was basically aimed at 16, 17, and 18 year old boys, but it was really enjoyable if you just judge it based on an actual movie and not what audience it's trying to pull in.
Bad things about it: a bit cheesy, mostly predictable, lack of character development apart from Jake the main character and Jean Roqua, the occasional bad technique from my point of view and a clear plastic feel to it due to the beautiful people. Yes, it is a teen-targeted movie. It did get pretty annoying and downright unbelievable at times, but I have to give this movie it's props, because the acting was done very professionally for a bunch of model-body teenage actors, and it also managed to keep me so interested and entertained through the entire film with semi adroit and crafty, motivating scenes and material matter. I do respect the fact that they were able to jam every 80's film cliche ever into the little over 90 minutes. Kid gets the living crap beaten out of him by the town bad boy.
. Being a martial artist myself, i can understand why others may not feel the same way towards what i am about to say as this film is clearly aimed at a specific audience. The one good thing I did like about the movie was the villain. This was obviously an oversight from the producers and I'm sure that will be fixed if they make a sequel. If you weren't old enough to see movies and understand them back in 1984, this may seem like a pretty good movie. Issues of pride, of bullying, of prejudice, of commitment and above all respect.
He had a whole smug attitude which came off as highly believable. At the thematic level, the movie is about accepting responsibility for your actions, controlling your emotions, and making good choices. Teaching them about much more than fighting, Case prepares the young men for a competition called the Beatdown, run by local college kid and fight impresario Max Evan Peters. It gets a bit mediocre, as I have said, and some stuff just falls flat, but they handle everything they lack so well with other interesting and appealing scenes and substance, excluding the featherweight dialogue, haha. You've got rich kids running around in massive mansions driving expensive cars, but that's just the setting. Instead of watching this film just watch the Karate Kid and have a computer handy. But still, that isn't nearly enough to make up for this rip-off.
Kid starts some heavy duty Mixed Martial Arts training so he can get revenge by kicking the bad boys ass while simultaneously winning the heart of the hottest girl in town. The plot is literally exactly the same. I was standing in the lobby of a movie theater at a free showing, and almost didn't walk in, because the trailers and ads had me convinced it was a complete waste of time. It's not an empty action flick or a taped brawl. Michael Jai White makes his directorial debut and co-stars in this in-name-only sequel that takes place at a seemingly normal college campus. Isn't there some kind of law against that? Now, if I had to write a summary for this film in 3 sentences it would be as follows: Kid moves to a new town. Sure, there is nothing new under the sun and every film borrows something from other films that have come before it, but this is bordering on copyright infringement.
If one looks below the surface, this movie has some depth to it. The other plot hole which also made me scratch my head was the death of the lead character's father. It's not the best film of the year, and it may well wind up as a late night cable movie in a few months, but it's nowhere near as bad as people expect. By the time the movie was over, I counted over 15 similarities between the two films, and yet nowhere did I see any credit given to the original writers. I'm not much of a writter, all I'll say is this film is worth watching and is very empowering, particularly if you are a martial artist or have had a bad day. The school, however, is home to an underground mixed-martial arts fight club where four students with different reasons for competing must train under a master and overcome the odds to fight for success in the ring. Also known as: Rendirse jamás 2: Combate final , Quebrando Regras 2 , The Fighters 2: Beatdown , Rompiendo las reglas 2: El golpe final , Anypohoriti dynami 2: Knock Out , Ketrecharc - A leszámolás , Never Back Down - Combattimento letale , Até ao Último Combate , Nu da inapoi 2 , Nikad ne odustaj 2 , Никогда не сдавайся 2 , Asla Pes Etme 2: Son Dövüs.
Never back down is a good teen-young adult film. The heart of the movie is about personal growth and making choices. Kid gets the living crap beaten out of him by the town bad boy. It is impossible to spoil the content of this film as everybody has already seen it, at least 1000 times, just with a different title. Widescreen Enhanced ; Soundtracks: English Dolby Digital 5. The main villain is in good shape, as he walks around half the movie with no shirt on, revealing some well-defined abs. He got drunk at a bar, got behind the wheel and wrapped his car around the tree.
People have commented that the fight scenes were pretty good. I find it awfully hard to believe that a high school kid could achieve something like that. Before seeing this, I looked up the movie and read the plot, and that was the first thought that ran through my head; seeing it only proved it. Will the good kid defeat the bad kid in a no holes barred fight? Shouldn't they be suing for plagiarism? If anything else, there is Cam Gigandet and Sean Faris shirtless. It's as much about motivations as macho. You've got people beating the crap out of each other, but that's just a plot device.