The Karate Kid Part III

1989

Action / Drama / Family / Sport

96
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 16%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 35%
IMDb Rating 5.1 10 41125

Synopsis


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Cast

Ralph Macchio as Daniel
Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi
Robyn Lively as Jessica
720p.BLU
750.72 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 52 min
P/S 12 / 149

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by gfnoyes 3 / 10

worst one of the 3 in my opinion - possible spoiler

I loved Part 1, and I couldn't wait for Part 2, and when I heard there was a Part 3 coming out, I was actually counting down the days until the release of the movie but I will say I was very disappointed with this movie, out of the 3 of them, I think it was the worst one first of all, it seems a lot like the first 2, when Daniel comes across someone trying to hurt him and good old Mr. Myagi comes to the rescue, but he hardly does much in this movie - for instance, in the scene when Mike Barnes, Snake and Dennis come into the Bonsai Shop, all of a sudden, Mr. Myagi appears out of nowhere (how he got past the oncoming train is anyone's guess), and all he does is grab Mike's hands, forces them behind his neck and kicks him in his rear-end The only good fight that he did was in the Cobra Kai's dojo against Terry and John Kreese, and he didn't even do much in that fight. All he did was throw Terry into the mirror and then at the end, in the tournament scene, Mike Barnes is standing there in the ring shouting all kinds of offensive comments to Daniel, as if that would ever have been allowed, and then after totally pulverizing him, Daniel does some type of Kata and of course, he just grabs Mike's arm, throws him in a somersault and then chops him in the back, and then gets the point and wins, and Terry literally throws in the towel (or actually he throws up the shirt into the crowd) if this were a real tournament, even though Mike Barnes didn't win the tournament, he won second place, and people would have still been interested in learning karate at his school I think a better ending would have been if Daniel had lost the fight and then realized that winning is not everything and he went on with his life and continued with his karate, or maybe they could have had a part 4 where he would have come back for a rematch a year later after having more training

Reviewed by dbandeira 7 / 10

The bad fame is unfair. Really not bad.

Just watched the 3 films with Ralph Macchio this past week (I've never seen any of the movies complete before, just bits when they aired on TV), and I have to say: Part 3 is just as good as the first 2. This movie really had an unfair bad reputation... the only problem is that Thomas Ian Griffith, as Terry Silver, is acting over the top, just a little. Not much different than Martin Kove (John Kreese) in Karate Kid 1.

My point is: If you never watched any of the films and is thinking about skipping the Karate Kid 3 because you heard it's bad, I advise you not to do that.

Reviewed by zkonedog 5 / 10

Watch, If Only For Miyagi/Daniel Relationship

I won't beat around the bush here: At face value, this is a pretty poor film, not even in the same league as the first two installments. However, the touching relationship between Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Maccio) and Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita) makes it a worthwhile addition to round out the trilogy.

For a basic plot summary, Karate Kid III sees the famous pair have a falling-out over Daniel's karate future. Without Miyagi's guidance, Daniel falls into a trap, requiring him to defend his karate championship (despite his wishes) one more time.

There are two major problems with this movie:

1. First, the plot is paper-thin and utterly ridiculous. You know Daniel will be competing at the film's climax the second you push play on your remote, so all the "will he, won't he drama" is irrelevant and boring. It doesn't help that the villain of the story is nothing more than a cackling goon with the stereotypical leather jacket and slicked-backed greaseball ponytail. He's more ridiculous than truly hateable.

2. Second, is the meaningless entry of yet another love interest for Daniel. This relationship goes absolutely nowhere and ultimately just wastes time that could have been spent more productively elsewhere.

Luckily, KK3 is somewhat redeemed by one bright spot: Miyagi's care for Daniel. Perhaps one of the best mentor-mentee relationships in film history reaches even greater depths here when Daniel's "karate faith" is tested to the maximum. Despite all the contrived drama, you'll still be emotional at film's end due to the touching emotional bond between the duo.

So, while this is easily the worst of the original Karate Kid trilogy, it is worth watching for the two title characters alone.

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