We all remember that original Karate Kid film. Boy gets bullied by Karate douchebags. Boy learns karate from the ultimate master. Boy beats bully by illegally kicking him in the face in the final match. Of course, because good ol’ Daniel LaRusso was the hero, the ref let it go and his victory went on to apparently lead to the 34-year downward spiral of bully Johnny Lawrence.
After beating the snot out of a bunch of teenagers, Johnny Lawrence gets a bug in his ear to re-open the formerly-great karate dojo, Cobra Kai. Of course, the big question here is, what kind of master will Johnny end up being? Will he be the kind of guy who helps out students in need, or will he be just a clone of his former sensei?
Below is the official synopsis for YouTube Red series Cobra Kai:
“In the highly-anticipated return of two iconic characters, the arch-rivals from the legendary Karate Kid film series reunite over 30 years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament. Now living in the affluent hills of Encino, Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) leads an enviable life with his beautiful family, while running a successful string of car dealerships throughout the valley. Meanwhile, his high school adversary, Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), whose life has taken a rocky turn, seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo. Their lives inevitably become intertwined and the rivalry is reignited, setting forth the next generation of “karate kids” in COBRA KAI, a YouTube Red Original Series. COBRA KAI is produced by Overbrook Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television.”
So what do you think of this new trailer? Does Cobra Kai look like a promising continuation of the Karate Kid mythos, or does it look like they missed the mark? Let us know down below!
Cobra Kai premieres on May 2, 2018.
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