“The Karate Kid Part III” was a dissappointing entry in to the series. After two great installments the creators seemed to run out of ideas on how to keep the series fresh and original. Instead they rehash the original and not very well either.
All the principal actors are back in their respective roles. The story follows the original villain from the first film as he enters his dojo back in to a karate tournament specifically to take out Danielle. From there the fim goes through the exact same motions as the original, beat by beat. Only this time it is moved along by lame dialogue and performances that are basically phoned in.
“The Karate Kid” and it’s first sequel were wonderful films. They took an age old formula and made it fresh and original. But the series has run it’s course.