Cobra Kai - the Karate Kid is back Page 2

  • FilthyAnimal 22 Mar 2018 12:28:47 416 posts
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    @DasBooter Yeah, that's pretty much the direction it seems to be going in. Trailer doesn't look bad. It might be interesting to see the other side of the story (based on the motto "history is written by the victors"), but none of the characters in Karate Kid were ever written to be especially deep or nuanced. They were clichés and that was fine. Johnny Lawrence and John Kreese were written to be obnoxious cunts because they were obnoxious cunts, not because they were "misunderstood".

    A part of me hopes that there is some kind of trailer misdirection going on here because I really don't want to see a series that advocates social darwinism and views bullying as an acceptable means of gaining superiority.
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2018 12:40:13 20,059 posts
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    Larusso was a fucking tool though, Miyagi told him to leave that tree the fuck alone and what did he do? Dug it up anyway and got it snapped in two. That prick never followed the code
  • FilthyAnimal 22 Mar 2018 12:42:56 416 posts
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    I think he was made to be a tool to make Miyagi look positively sage and wise by comparison, when in reality Miyagi's just pumping out codshit disguised as discipline and honour.
  • Tonka 22 Mar 2018 13:24:36 27,959 posts
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    DasBooter wrote:
    Looks like they're teeing up Larusso to be a bit of a tool and the other guy to be a sympathetic character-ish.
    Just like in the original. I like how they had that other guy beat up those punks just like Mr Myiagi did. This has so much potential for clever meta hacks.
  • Tonka 22 Mar 2018 13:26:22 27,959 posts
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    My only question is how the fuck I'll watch this. YouTube red? WTF!?
  • b0rk 22 Mar 2018 13:27:25 7,693 posts
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    what's a meta hack?
  • Tonka 22 Mar 2018 13:53:18 27,959 posts
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    RIDE THE LOA MOTHERFUCKER!
  • elstoof 22 Mar 2018 15:41:18 20,059 posts
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    Scandinavians smh
  • FilthyAnimal 22 Mar 2018 15:47:17 416 posts
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    Tonka wrote:
    My only question is how the fuck I'll watch this. YouTube red? WTF!?
    It's independently produced - YouTube Red is only the distribution channel, I assume for US & Canada only for the time being. For global distribution, I suspect they'll go for alternative channels in the same way that Star Trek: Discovery did.

    In Europe that'll probably be Netflix or Amazon Prime.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 Mar 2018 15:53:03 11,475 posts
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    I'm sure whoever ends up distributing it, you'll still be able to buy/rent it from whatever your preferred platform is for that sort of thing.
  • FilthyAnimal 22 Mar 2018 15:58:08 416 posts
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    All I want to know is WILL THERE BE A COMPLETELY SHOEHORNED-IN CAMEO BY HILARY SWANK?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 Mar 2018 17:10:25 11,475 posts
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    Her career weirdly hasn't gone much better than Macchio's.

    That's what happens when you don't blow Harvey Weinstein I guess.
  • The-Bodybuilder 22 Mar 2018 18:01:18 17,226 posts
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    Didn't she get an Oscar nomination or something?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 22 Mar 2018 18:10:56 14,299 posts
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    She's won 2. Her careers went quite a bit better than the Ralphs.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 22 Mar 2018 18:49:59 11,475 posts
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    I meant since then...
  • Load_2.0 22 Mar 2018 21:52:08 26,729 posts
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    I'm on-board with this. Could be fun.

    Using Airbourne in the trailer sold me.
  • The-Bodybuilder 22 Mar 2018 23:08:25 17,226 posts
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    @You-can-call-me-kal

    Ironically enough it was revealed yesterday that her recent hiatus from acting in the last few years is/was to take care of her terminally ill father.

    So still very much different trajectory.

    Edited by The-Bodybuilder at 23:08:55 22-03-2018
  • ChiefGB 23 Mar 2018 10:52:24 8,553 posts
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    Well this is clearly in the so bad it may actually end up.....ok category.
  • Dizzy 23 Mar 2018 11:11:40 3,647 posts
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    Looks like the roles are reversed... I like that. A story of redemption?

    I am expecting a Myiagi force ghost though :S
  • DasBooter 23 Mar 2018 12:06:11 357 posts
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    I'm expecting the Russians to invade and Daniel & Johnny join their respective karate styles at the end to drive them off
  • Mola_Ram 23 Mar 2018 12:27:55 17,953 posts
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    The main bad guy is an MMA dickhead, master of Brazilian jiu-jitsu and a of those boringly effective and practical martial arts. Only to be defeated with the power of karate.
  • robthehermit 4 May 2018 09:29:14 6,585 posts
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    Just watched the first episode. It's not terrible.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 May 2018 09:33:37 14,299 posts
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    Episode? I thought it was a film?
  • robthehermit 4 May 2018 09:55:33 6,585 posts
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    @Decks Nope, it's a series on youtube.
  • robthehermit 4 May 2018 09:57:36 6,585 posts
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    Looks like 10 episodes, first 2 are free, then £1.89 each after that.
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 May 2018 10:00:24 14,299 posts
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    Oh. Not sure I'm ready to pay 15 quid to watch it.
  • neilka 4 May 2018 10:09:18 21,411 posts
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    User superbob85 has PMed me his review of the series, I'd post it here but unfortunately the word count exceeds the forum limit.
  • challenge_hanukkah 4 May 2018 11:20:12 6,600 posts
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    Which way did he go on it?
  • Decks Best Forumite, 2016 4 May 2018 11:22:46 14,299 posts
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    I remember when I got him to search for an upcoming youth player on Pro Evo called Daniel Larusso. Can we have him back please?
  • Tonka 4 May 2018 14:33:01 27,959 posts
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    How is it tracking?
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