Making this happy if sappy sequel to THE KARATE KID quite appealing are the timeless, immutable qualities carried, generation to generation, to and through every human heart: Love; Forgiveness; Mercy; Compassion; Remorse and other good, great from age to age, emotions. Daniel's Antagonist does as effective a job of rousing the deep, powerful and positive feelings from within him - and us - as does that of Mr. Miyagi's. If plot devices such as the bamboo rattles and farcical final confrontation with a Bully able to have already killed Daniel, DEAD, look trite, remember they exist to give us a brief glimpse into a refined, advanced culture flourishing millennia before ours. Keep in mind that condemning KARATE KID part 2 for so-called "silly" elements within is, in fact, far from as disgusting and tasteless as any of the TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE "movies". My bottom line being, KARATE KID part 2 is Super Stuff ! Rent (or buy) it today !