Karate Kid Part II, The (1986)
Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita
John G. Avildsen
Part II picks up straight after Part I. On learning that his father is ill, Miyagi travels back to his home village of Okinawa in Japan. Accompanied by Daniel, Miyagi travels back and discovers that his old rival still holds a grudge over a love-feud.
Martial Arts Styles Used
In its own right this is a good film, and captures a lot of the aspects of Part 1 that we all loved. This is helped by keeping together Macchio and Morita, who are great together once again.
One enjoyable aspect of Part II is the focus on Miyagi. We learn a lot more about his past and his character, as he picks up his relationship with his old flame where it left off when he left Japan. We also see him in action a lot more, which is something every Karate Kid fan wants.
Sequels are rarely as good as their originals, and despite having the same great cast, this film falls a little short of Part 1.
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