Cobra Kai (SEASON 2)

(Editor’s note: trying a new review format. We’re gonna discuss (and rate) the major categories in which movies and tv shows are made. Tell us what you thought! – Jose)

See our review to Season 1 here.

From IMDB: “Decades after their 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament bout, a middle-aged Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence find themselves martial-arts rivals again.”

Story: A strong continuation and expansion from the events of the first season, even adding new dimensions to those characters. 4/5

Script/Dialog: The script had many plates spinning this time around, and it tried to balance it all out. Most of the dialog was good, some was eye-rollingly cheesy. 4/5

Cinematography/Camera work: Nothing that really stands out. Felt like standard camera work for a television series. 3/5

Editing: This season had quite a few montages in it, but I have to highlight the editing of the “big fight”, where multiple fights are going on at the same time. Having to go between so much can be real tricky, but they pulled it off. 5/5

Sound & Music: There are some audio homages to the original movie series in this, which is always nice. 4/5

Directing: They did a good job this season presenting the different characters and situations. 4/5

Acting: This is Billy Zabka’s show, and his more “human” turn as bad guy Johnny Lawrence shows good depth and is the best reason to watch. 5/5

Overall: 4.14 out 5

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, and is also currently writing his first short novel.

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