If you are affected by the high heat index or it is raining buckets and you are looking for a good movie to watch with your family, I have one to share. The Martial Arts Kid, recently released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital download from Traditionz Entertainment is an action-packed, family-friendly movie.
Robbie (Jansen Panettiere) is a troubled teen who seems to find trouble over and over in his Ohio hometown. Hoping to help him straighten out, his beleaguered grandmother sends him off to spend the summer with his aunt and uncle, who own a martial arts school in a sleepy, Florida beach community.
A new state and town is not enough to keep Robbie out of trouble. He ends up in very hot water when he makes the mistake of getting friendly with the girlfriend of Bo Whitlaw, the town bully. Knowing he is in deep trouble Robbie reaches out to his Uncle Glen for help.
With his Uncle’s help Robbie learns how to stand up for himself and protect others. It is a fun family movie that may spark conversations on bullying and protecting others without becoming a bully yourself. It is an entertaining film about good versus evil that may intrigue youngsters to join martial arts. The Martial Arts Kid has the Dove Family Approved Seal for ages 12+, but with caution that the entire family could watch it, if not for some language and intense fighting scenes.
ALSO STARRING: Teen actress Kathryn Newton, who starred in Paranormal Activity 4 and has been seen in such hit films as Bad Teacher and in roles on such popular television series as Supernatural; Don “The Dragon” Wilson, an 11-time world champion kickboxer who has scored 47 knockouts, is a European Martial Arts Hall of Famer and a veteran star of more than 30 action films, including such box office hits as Batman Forever and Say Anything; and Cynthia Rothrock, who holds six black belts and is one of the first female martial arts action stars, with over 50 movies to her credit.
If you do watch this, let me know what you think in the comments.