Cobra Kai Review
Time for the Cobra Kai to come back after 30 years (if we exclude the Karate Kid Reboot) and i gotta say after seeing the initial trailer i was pretty excited and waiting sure paid off. Historically lot of reboots or sequels ive seen are pretty bad, with couple exceptions like Peter Jackson’s King Kong and New Alien movies ain’t that bad, even though they failed to meet my expectations, however Cobra Kai is probably most faithful sequel ive ever seen and in my eyes also better than the original movie.
Cobra Kai takes place 34 years after the original film and follows a “down-and-out Johnny Lawrence, who seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, reigniting his rivalry with a now successful Daniel LaRusso, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi. The show is about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate
Pretty much every aspect of Cobra Kai is well done from the actual fighting scenes (much improvement since the 80’s) to comedy which is spiced up bit more to today’s standards among your high school Romance angles which played out rather well too, even though a bit cliche and copying format from first film. Nonetheless Cobra Kai pays huge homage to old scenes, jokes, locations and even Master Miyagi (Pat Morita).
It’s able to keep its Karate Kid type of a feel without making it feel to modern or ridden with Hollywood tropes and cliches. It might be perhaps best series ive watched this year and i bet it has gained very huge success to YouTube to gain more subscribers to their YouTube Red. I recommend getting the trial today for YouTube Red via VPN or just normally if you happen to live in right place. Also i suggest getting the Original trilogy for Blu-Ray for old times sake.
- Extremely Faithful to the original movies
- Cool Cameo Comebacks
- Homage to old film locations & Pat Morita (RIP)
- Find a way to be entertaining from start to finish
- Great One Liner jokes and good blend of drama aspects
- Very well picked Soundtrack
- Perhaps Robby was shoehorned in to play sort of a Villain/Anti-Hero role, which could’ve been phased better or done earlier connection to Daniel
- Was expecting a relative of Miyagi to show up, maybe in Season 2