Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior (2006, USA) C-91m. ** D: John Laing. Starring Brenda Song, Shin Koyamada, Susan Chuang, Justin Chon, Michael David Cheng, Anna Hutchison. Made-for-TV variation of KARATE KID (1984), with Song playing a high school student hoping to become homecoming queen. Enter monk Koyamada, who tells her her life is in danger and she must learn the art of kung fu. Innocuous Disney fare is standard TV fodder. Mostly for girls. Followed by a sequel(!) in 2009.

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