Karate Kid, Part 4 is better known by its release title, The Next Karate Kid. The sole holdover from the first three KK flicks is Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, once more cast as janitor/martial arts maven Miyagi Yakuga. This time, his pupil is orphaned 17-year-old Hilary Swank, the granddaughter of Miyagi's war buddy. Relentlessly bullied by her male classmates and feeling responsible for her parents' fatal accident, Swank is taught self-worth through the tough-but-gentle guidance of Miyagi. While The Next Karate Kid may come off as too "PC" for the tastes of some fans, it is heaps better than the appalling Karate Kid, Part 3.~Hal Erickson
I like this version and the very 1st one. I bought this for the nostalgic reasons and it definitely lived up to expectations. I must say when I wish younger I think I was more excited to see a female protagonist which is why I love the movie so much, but now I realize the film really isn't that great. Hillary swank was the definition of a true angsty teenager.
I would recommend this to a friend
Rating 3 out of 5 stars with 1 review
Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
Is a good movie i like it i like movies from back to the 80s and 90s
I think that "The Next Karate Kid" was one of the greatest films of all-time and it was one of my favorite films of all-time. Hillary Swank was an amazing actor in this very entertaining and enjoyable film that had a lot of personal drama and action as well.