"Cobra Kai"

Discussion in 'Off Topic Area' started by Travess, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Youtube Red has put in a 10 x 30 episode order for a new series following on from the original Karate Kid films, featuring both Laruso and Jonny, both being portrayed by their original actors Macchio and Zabka, and is due to streaming on an Internet channel near you, at some point in 2018.


    "The series, set to bow in 2018, is set 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament and revolves around a down and out Johnny who, seeking redemption, reopens the infamous Cobra Kai dojo. It reignites his rivalry with a now-successful Daniel, who has been struggling to maintain balance in his life without the guidance of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (the late Pat Morita). The half-hour comedy follows the duo addressing demons from their past and present frustrations, through (what else?) karate."

    "Cobra Kai will be a true continuation of the original films, packed with comedy, heart and thrilling fight scenes. We can't wait to reignite the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry, and we're thankful to our partners at YouTube Red, Sony Pictures Television and Overbrook for their shared enthusiasm in making our dream project a reality."

    Now, you'll notice the word comedy rearing its head a couple of times (underlined and emboldened by me) as the show boast s(???) the teams behind both "Hot tub timemachine" and "Harold & Kumar" amongst its scribes...

    ...Which for me at least, is preventing me at this point from becoming 100% invested in this classic blast from the past - But who knows?!

  2. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    I don't know ... I just don't get excited about it, either. Comedy? :shrug:
    I'll probably tune into the first episode, though, for a mix of nostalgia and downright curiosity.
  3. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    I'm very conflicted about this. I'm extremely tired of remakes and reboots of past films and TV shows.
    Part of me really wants to see this. The other part of me wants to avoid it, like I avoid all other "nostalgic" reboots, purely on principle.
  4. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Probably trying to cash in on Enter the Dojo's popularity.
  5. aaradia

    aaradia Choy Li Fut and Yang Tai Chi Chuan Student Moderator Supporter

    Not even remotely interested. Odds of it being terrible are pretty high.

    You usually can't recapture the magic of an old form of entertainment. Making it a comedy sounds like a bad idea to me.

    I really wanted to like the remake of the original film. I mean it had Jackie Chan in it, and was more Kung Fu than karate. But that fell far short of the original too IMO.
  6. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    We follow Laruso in his mid 50's. Opening another McDojo and arguing on the internet about how lack of sparring didn't affect his (illegal) win at a local tournament.
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  7. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    Probably does Krav Maga by this point. :p
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  8. Simon

    Simon Administrator Admin Supporter MAP 2017 Koyo Award

    I'm with aaradia.

    I'd rather eat my own ears.

    Machio didn't do Krotty back then and it's highly unlikely he does it now.

    I did 4 hours of Karate today and that's more than he ever did.
  9. StooXex

    StooXex Valued Member

    Yeah, but can you catch a fly with chopsticks?
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  10. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Ditto that! A few days ago when my daughter told me that "they" are making a new Mary Poppins, I literally screamed out loud, "Nooooo!!!!!" :bangs head: :mad:
  11. axelb

    axelb Master of Office Chair Fu

    Another reboot, remix, milk the franchise 30 years later.

    I would be curious to see the first episode if it didn't cost me anything. I have very low expectations of this.
  12. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Not sure if it's a case of (misplaced) nostalgia, morbid curiosity, or a combination of both, but I'm definitely gonna have to sit thru a couple of episodes just 'scratch the itch'

    Though I am fairly sure that the prevailing opinions in this thread will prove to be the most accurate.

  13. Mushroom

    Mushroom De-powered to come back better than before.

    Surely it'll be better than Karate Kung Fu Kid?

    I'll be honest, kinda enjoyed that one.
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  14. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    Necroing my own thread a little, but the 1st footage is out...

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  15. Pretty In Pink

    Pretty In Pink Moved on MAP 2017 Gold Award

    Looking good man! I'm hyped!
  16. Travess

    Travess The Welsh MAPper Supporter

    It was just missing the original theme - That would have definitely tipped me over the edge!

  17. Van Zandt

    Van Zandt Mr. High Kick

    It does look better than the original press coverage suggested.
  18. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    I'm not yet convinced. Yes, the trailer is well made, but the story that the trailer suggests is that 30 years after high school, Johnny and Daniel-San are going to go at it because of their high school rivalry. Puh-lease. That's a stupid story. I really hope there's more to the plot. :rolleyes:
  19. Jaydub

    Jaydub Valued Member

    That actually looks pretty good. Maybe I will check it out after all.

    I'm confused as to what sort of problem they would still have with each other. I thought that they buried the hatchet when Johnny handed Daniel the trophy at the end of the tournament. "You're alright, Larusso!"
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  20. aikiMac

    aikiMac aikido + boxing = very good Moderator Supporter

    Exactly! Johnny wasn't even in #3. Some other villain dojo student fought in the tournament under the Cobra Kai name!

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