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The Karate Kid, Part III (1989)

Written By Awir Aditya on Saturday, May 19, 2012 | 11:16 AM


Genre: Action/Drama/Sports

Starring: Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Robyn Lively, Thomas Ian Griffith, Martin Kove, Sean Kanan

Continuing from where the second part ended, (read review here) Mr. Miyagi (Morita) and Daniel (Macchio) return home to LA only to find that their house is being demolished and they need to move somewhere else. Since the demolition of Daniel's house, Mr. Miyagi has lost his janitors job and has no source of income. Daniel persuades him to open a bonsai shop and rents a location out of his money saved for college. John Kreese (Kove) the trainer at the Cobra Kai, the dojo that lost against Daniel, is out of business too since no one wants to train with him anymore. He visits his mentor and good friend, a billionaire and crook who helps him to revive his ailing career and promises to get even with Daniel and Miyagi. The Karate championship is coming up once again and Daniel wants to defend his title, much to the disagreement of Mr. Miyagi. He doesn't believe that Karate should be used to win trophies and sticks to his view that it should only be used to defend oneself in the hour of need. Disappointed, Daniel decides to get trained alone and maybe even from someone else. The movie continues to be a bore like the previous movie and does not spark the excitement that the first movie had. Ralph Macchio's performance is annoying, he looks fat and ugly and cannot act for anything in the world. The movie shows you glimpses of Karate once more and tries to replicate the first movie but fails miserably. The story is far too predictable and the only persons who might want to waste time on it is those who simply want to complete the series, like me.

Thumbs up: Zero
Thumbs down: Annoying Ralph Macchio's performance, boring and predictable

Rating: 5.4/10
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