Not as powerful or innovative as the original; the modern update has plenty to offer (Pick it up)! Work causes a single mother to move to China with her young son; in his new home, the boy embraces kung fu, taught to him by a master. It stars Jaden Smith, Taraji P. Henson and Jackie Chan in lead roles. Well first of all, they learn kung fu, not karate. But since the movie has a lot of similarities to the 1984 film; they had to keep the title. Jackie Chan adds raw emotion with his role as a mentor. Its also one of my favorite Jaden Smith movie roles and probably always will be; until he’s successful again in the future and making the characters is a wise decision. A good recommendation for the fans!