The Karate Kid Part II
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This sequel to the 1984 surprise hit The Karate Kid reunites Ralph Macchio as high-schooler Danny and Noriyuki "Pat" Morita as Danny's martial-arts mentor, Miyagi. Picking up where the first film left off, The Karate Kid Part II finds Danny and Miyagi making an emergency trip to Okinawa, where Miyagi's father is dying. Here they revisit Miyagi's childhood sweetheart (Nobu McCarthy), who, Miyagi believes, had been wheedled into an arranged marriage with loose-cannon karate expert Sato (Danny Kamekona). Little does Miyagi realize that the woman is still single; Sato is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's a worthy companion to the original underdog drama and the logical end to Daniel and Miyagi's story arc."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"About on the same level as its watchable yet uneven predecessor..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"The first chinks in the armour start appearing once you can't even honour your own lore."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Typically dismal sequel, made strictly for the money"
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"Too calculated and manipulative, this is a disappointing sequel to the 1984 picture."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"There's a TV-movie quality to The Karate Kid Part II, which too often plays like "a very special episode"...[Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Somehow the magic of the first movie is just gone. Is it the absence of Elisabeth Shue? Yes. Probably."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"Explores the challenges faced by the karate master and his young protege in Japan, his ancestral home."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Excessive violence mars so-so sequel."
‑ Charles Cassady, Common Sense Media
"It's a touch on the artificial side, but the sentiment still warms wonderfully, making Part II a lovely continuation, skillfully burning off the happy fumes left behind in 1984."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"Good sequel to the first Karate Kid."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Kansas City Star
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