I've always admired Jackie Chan's martial arts skill and it was great seeing him in this movie!!! He played a more serious, sad role this time and he did a terrific job.
Jaden is going to be going places!!! He was a great little actor with a lot of talent.
I don't recall what the original Karate Kid was like, since I was too young when I saw it, but I think this movie was well for the modern age of today and is enjoyable for all ages.