Beiber music sets mood!
Filmgoers keen on sitting ringside while teens kick the bejesus out of each other will be snapping up tickets for the remake of Karate Kid this weekend.
And rooting for the underdog a short while later when the predicatable plotline - after a few short introductory scenes - sends the "Kid" headlong to meet his destiny as he - subsequently -uncovers the meaning of honor along the way.
In this chapter, Jackie Chan takes on the role of King Fu "Master" and fills the shoes of respected actor Pat Morita (previously cast in the role) quite admirably.
Jaden Smith turns in a stellar performance in the part that propelled Ralph Macchio into superstar status on the Hollywood scene when he took a stab at it.
Justin Bieber's soundtrack works well with this material and signals a future in film scoring in the event it is a career endeavour the young Pop Icon is intrigued about pursuing.
Even still, this time out, Karate Kid - though vastly entertaining - can't come close to the original.
A classic now, the martial arts film, remains untouchable having stood the test of time.