In 1984, the Karate Kid made his cinematic debut in the martial arts drama, The Karate Kid. The film – directed by John G. Avildsen- was written by Robert Kamen, and along with the character, Ralph Macchio ( A young age kid), would become his signature role.
Back in 1976, Stallone couldn’t have known just how popular the Karate Kid series would become, spawning sequel after sequel, until eventually launching its reboot series too. That reboot series, The Karate Kid (2010), may have featured The Karate Kid same name in the title. It certainly placed Karate Kid at the forefront of the action to ensure his legacy remained intact.
If you’re interesting in watching all Karate Kid movies, then chances are you’ve followed the journey of Mr. Ralph Macchio. But, if you’re new to the franchise, or you’ve taken a break somewhere along the way, you may be less than familiar with how the series has developed.
Here’s the right order of the viewing for the Karate Kid series as a whole, which takes into account all of the films in the main collection, as well as those in the reboot films. Also combining all best viewing order for the Karate Kid movies.
The best order to watch all Karate Kid movies
While the Karate Kid movies are divided into two distinct series, The Karate Kid and the reboot series of the Karate Kid, in essence they are all part of the same story. So, if you want to get the full journey of The Karate Kid, from his first fight through to his relationship with Dre Parker, you need to put both film series together.
The best viewing order for the Karate Kid films is:
1.) The Karate Kid (1984)
2.) The Karate Kid Part II (1986)
3.) The Karate Kid Part III (1989)
4.) The Next Karate Kid (1994)
5.) The Karate Kid (2010)
6.) The Karate Kid 2 (Upcoming)
Along with its massive box office success, the makers of the Karate Kid movies have earned themselves numerous awards and had great success among both critics and fans. The Original Karate Kid movies success at the box office due in large part to Pat Morita and Ralph Macchio’s relaxed chemistry. Both films received good critics scores on Rotten Tomatoes with 89% and 82% respectively. Also Both of the current The Karate Kid movies earned themselves a 6.2 out of 10 fan rating on IMDB. Ultimately, critics are vote in all Karate Kid movies in a huge success.
Due to the success, Jaden Smith is eager to being working on the next chapter in this hilarious fighting duo. Many people theorize about who will be directing the new The Karate Kid movie. At this point, it’s likely Breck Eisner will return, and the best guess right now is who will be replacing his role. Whatever the case, the acting genius of Jackie Chan and Jaden Smith together is sure to bring sixth another hit on box office.