What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that kids will see recurring, vengeful beatings and hear a moderate smattering of "hells" and "damns." As throughout the Karate Kid series, fighting is presented as the solution to most conflicts/problems. There's also reckless driving, bungee jumping, overtones of teen sexual harassment, and lots of showdowns. But Julie is also ultimately a strong female character who learns to believe in herself.
- Families can talk about how violence is depicted in the movie. Could the charaters have solved their problems in other ways?
- Is fighting ever the right response to conflict?
- Is Julie a good role model? Why or why not?