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cinepheel's rating of the film The Karate Kid, Part III

Granted, the revenge plan conceived by Terry and Kreese is completely over the top and theatrical; in its perfidy it reaches an almost Shakespearian level. But it's a construction that works, as it enables the filmmakers to let Daniel-san go through a real crisis this time; a darker twist is added to the series, new depths are explored. Karate kid even finds himself questioning Mr. Myagi's mentor role.