Ralph Maccio as Daniel and Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi reprise their roles in the series in this second sequel. Mr. Miyagi is karate teacher, mentor and friend to Daniel.
SPOILERS Following on from the previous film (see The Karate Kid, Part II), Silver and Kreese want revenge on Daniel and Miyagi for them losing their karate school. Meanwhile, Miyagi has lost his job at the apartment building. His dream is to open a store selling bonsai trees, and Daniel wants to fund it for him. He uses his college money to buy premises for his friend. Then Daniel meets Jessica and they strike up a friendship. The All-Valley Karate Tournament is coming up, and Silver's friends, Mike and Snake, threaten Daniel to make him enter. Daniel says he won't enter. Further threats follow, and Miyage's bonsai collection is stolen. When Daniel and Jessica try to retrieve a bonsai on a cliff face, Silver's buddies come along and take away the climbing ropes, leaving Daniel stranded at the bottom, with no choice but to agree to enter the tournament. Miyagi tells Daniel he will not train him for the competition. Silver (Daniel doesn't know who he is) offers to train Daniel. His training is very different from Miyagi's – he doesn't use the kata and his methods are brutal and ruthless. After attacking a man at a club, Daniel's new aggression comes out. Remorseful, he rekindles his relationship with Jessica, makes up with Miyagi and tells Silver that he doesn't want to be trained by him anymore and doesn't want to participate in the tournament. Silver reveals what his true intent was. Later, Miyagi agrees to get Daniel ready for the tournament. At the tournament, Daniel and Silver's friend, Mike get through to the final round. Mike fights dirty, and Daniel doubts he can beat him. Finally, Daniel performs the kata and Mike, not having faced this traditional move before, doesn't know what to do in defense. Daniel is triumphant.
Best part of story, including ending:
I like the good guys beating the bad guys while keeping their integrity
Best scene in story:
When Daniel performs the kata to win the tournament, showing that tradition and fair play can triumph in the end
Opinion about the main character:
Although young, he follows his own instincts in the end