Cobra Kai, the sequel to Karate Kid, unveils first trailer very amazing
It is now known that Hollywood, and western society in general, currently has the eyes turned to the past. Everything that has made us vibrate as a child returns. For better and for worse. Often for the worse.
After that, we have to understand that as well. Force you to drink the water news all more interesting than the others, at a daily rate (if, if), there is necessarily a time where one has the impression of touching the bottom of the drawer. And it’s a bit the feeling that we had when we talked to you about the project Cobra Kai, last summer, after late of the saga Karate Kid.
The moment of truth, so…
A feeling that is further confirmed in February when the first teaser has arrived online, and it was still frankly ridiculous. We remind you that the series will bring together Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, who return for the occasion in their roles of Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence, while the latter goes back to his dojo Cobra Kai, who has seen his life destroyed by his defeat in the tournament of karate 34 years earlier. Yeah, definitely.
34 years later, nothing has really changed
Except that, today, the first real trailer just dropped and it feels just stupid. Indeed, and this is a huge surprise, Cobra Kai may be in a thousand places that it was expected since we discovered a Johnny Lawrence’s broken, certainly, but especially a Daniel LaRusso in turbo mode asshole, boss of his store cars, who has built a career on his only shot at glory, the final of the championship. One evening, Lawrence sees a teen being apart by the raw, it will help him and the kid asks him to take the time to train. From there, relived the dojo. Except that Daniel is not of this opinion because, for him, it’s going to end badly. Then he resumes his training to give a lesson to his former opponent.
And, to our astonishment, it is simply seen as a postulate. The trailer works very well, it is very funny, and promises of action, but also a lot of subtlety and emotion. The reversal in the total of the story of the first movie was probably the best thing to do and behind it all lies a background of melancholy, some of which, if well exploited, could downright make its small effect : the struggle of two men to become themselves. One, a former champion, becomes the guarantor of morality and justice, and to especially not to lose his social status.
And, frankly, we expected everything but this. The planned release on Youtube Red from 2 may next.