Cobra Kai


  • An awesome reboot/sequel that doesn’t use nostalgia as a crutch, but merely to establish the story.
  • Clever use of segmented flashbacks keeps the audience informed of the franchise’s history, which would help (or even enhance) a new-to-the-franchise viewer.
  • The basic premise is pretty much the same as the first Karate Kid movie, however, the writing and time dedicated to the older franchise characters gives them new, unexpected depth. The newer characters get to shine as well, making us care for them just as much as the veterans of the series.
  • I own the box set, which means that the Karate Kid movies hold a very special place in my heart (the first movie is my second favorite film of ALL TIME). BUT I was worried, because the trailers looked pretty cheesy and humorous. But BUT once I started watching it with my family (we made it a point to watch all the episodes together [it felt really nice to watch something family friendly]), I realized that my fears of connected nostalgia were only fears, and that this new version was what the franchise needed to carry it’s legacy forward.


  • There’s one pretty cheesy moment.

I Liked It.

Jose Zuazua is editor-in-chief of Quick Lunch Break Reviews. He has an associates degree in film production. He’s on Twitter and Instagram.

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