This is a classic coming-of-age story. Karate Kid is a story about a boy who has to face his fears, girls, and moving to a new environment. Daniel, a big upstater, clashes with the rich people of the Cali high life and learns that not all people are who they seem.
The Kobra Cai, as they are called in the film, bully Daniel, and Daniel seems like he has no choice but to take revenge. So he learns the next best thing, KARATE. Even though he has no idea what he’s doing, he goes with the flow. Mr. Mayagi teaches him respect and discipline, and anyone can overcome their fears.
This is one of the best films of the 80s. So if you don’t have anything better to do, watch Karate Kid today. You might even learn a thing or two about a thing or two.