I thought it was an excellent film, and it's successful with my 5 year old. Even helped amp up his interest in martial arts. Also, Daniel Larusso was actually kind of looking forward to his move to a certain degree. After all, it's that storied Californ-i-ay he's moving to. Dre is a 12 year old kid being moved from all he knows, his friends and family, and most importantly... his culture to go to Beijing. I can understand his beef. If it were Detroit to LA the transition would be less jarring for the kid, things are done mostly the same. Very different world in Beijing. I think you're just generally a crotchety old coot!