Watch: The Karate Kid Part II 1986 123movies, Full Movie Online – Picks up where the first movie (Karate Kid) leaves off. Mr. Miyagi and Daniel take a trip to Okinawa to visit Mr Miyagi’s dying father. After arriving Mr Miyagi finds he still has feelings for an old love. This stirs up trouble with an old rival that he originally left Okinawa to avoid. In the mean time Daniel encounters a new love and also makes some enemies..
Plot: After discovering that his father is at death’s door, Mr. Miyagi sets out to Japan, to see him with Daniel. Upon arriving, Miyagi must confront an old rival. Meanwhile, Daniel encounters a new love, and some new enemies.
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I gained nothing from ‘The Karate Kid Part II’, it adds very little to the original. Pat Morita (Mr. Miyagi) is the only plus point for me, he especially has one great and emotional scene with his co-star. Otherwise, no-one else stands out – not even (the still solid) Ralph Macchio (Daniel).
Up until the ending I was actually nonplussed about it, neither liking or disliking it, but the conclusion is so uninteresting and lame that I just couldn’t wait for ‘The End’ to appear. I will say it isn’t an excruciating watch or anything, but I just expected a great deal more from this sequel. It doesn’t feel attached to the first film, which is obviously a negative.
Other things that didn’t help were the shoehorning out of Elisabeth Shue (Ali) & Randee Heller (Lucille) and the repetitive nature of the story; e.g. another love story that features a jock-like character, Daniel still getting battered and bruised for the majority.
Hopefully the next two follow-ups are much better.
**A worthy continuation.**
After the great success of the first film, it was quite predictable that another film would be made that would continue the story. This film picks up right where the first left off, and follows in the footsteps of Daniel and his master, Miyagi, on a journey to southern Japan, the latter’s homeland, to see his dying father and settle a score with a man he swore to kill. Him if he ever set foot on Japanese soil again.
As in the first film, we again have Ralph Macchio in the role of Daniel and Pat Morita as Master Miyagi. Both were very good and they give us again everything that we appreciated in the first film. The main difference in the work of both actors turns out to be the greater formal protagonism of the character of Morita, who is the great protagonist of this film: all the action, and the whole story, is centered on the figure of Miyagi, in the past and in the its peaceful stance in the face of a situation in which it is forced to fight. Of course, the film tries to give Macchio equal relevance by forcing an enmity between his character and another, created to be one of the film’s antagonists, but the situation feels far too forced and contrived to really be an advantage to the story. Incidentally, even the romantic sub-plot between Daniel and Kumiko, a young Japanese woman played by Tamlyn Tomita, doesn’t seem credible enough, despite the actress’ good work. Danny Kamekona doesn’t do a bad job, but he seems a little stereotypical, whereas Yuji Okumoto does nothing but be hateful.
Technically, the film is quite correct and seeks to create a convincing Japanese environment, in which the houses, gardens, buildings and other elements really look like a rural area of Japan. Filmed in Hawaii for production convenience, the film really managed to recreate that environment well and give us a flavor of Japanese traditions through clothes, houses, sets and other details such as the tea ceremony and dance. The cinematography is quite pleasant and the soundtrack has some very good songs, one of which even deserved an Oscar nomination that year.
The first two karate kid movies are masterpieces. This movie offers a view at cultural appreciation, bullying and morals. Stereotypes aside, this movie is timeless.
You’d be surprised …
One would have thought that no movie with a title like “The Karate Kid Part II” could possibly be any good. One would have good reason to think this. One would be wrong.
This is a loser-gets-the-girl 1980s teen movie. It is the best of its kind. Even the original, I think, wasn’t bad, although it’s starting to show its age; the third movie was pure drivel; but this one bears repeated watching very well indeed, and I would recommend it even to people who despise, or think that they despise, the genre it belongs to. Why is it so good? I have no idea. Pure luck, I suppose. Changing the setting to Japan certainly helped. Most teen movies are earthbound by their attempts to be hip and modern and can be dated to within a year. This one was allowed to be timeless.
I admit that “The Karate Kid Part II” will never be *regarded* as a classic, partly because so many people think that a movie with that kind of title cannot possibly be any good. And they have good reason to think this. But they’re wrong.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 53 min (113 min)
Genre Action, Family, Sport
Director John G. Avildsen
Writer Robert Mark Kamen
Actors Pat Morita, Ralph Macchio, Pat E. Johnson
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 4 wins & 3 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Stereo, Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Film Length 3,027 m (Sweden)
Negative Format 35 mm (Eastman 400T 5295)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (4K) (2021 Remaster), Dolby Vision, Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm