Cobra Kai Honest Trailer

It’s nothing short of a miracle that a revival of The Karate Kid franchise somehow ended up being more significant than a Funny or Die sketch. What’s even more impressive is that not only did Cobra Kai survive as one of YouTube Premium’s original programs, but it’s actually pretty damn good.

As the Cobra Kai Honest Trailer respectfully points out, instead of being a cheap nostalgia trip, this is a series that captures the spirit of the original Karate Kid franchise while also turning 1980s archetypes into full fledged characters with layers of complexity. Plus, it surprisingly delivers compelling story turns that keep things interesting, even if it’s all still a little melodramatic. Read More »

Cobra Kai Season 3 Easter Eggs

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, Netflix calls attention to nearly two dozen Easter eggs and callbacks from the third season of The Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai. Plus, find out some fun facts about A Goofy Movie that you probably didn’t know about. And finally, watch James Corden and some of his musical friends give an appropriate send-off to the former President of the United States on The Late Late Show. Read More »

Cobra Kai Creators Interview

The good news was that Cobra Kai season 3 premiered on Netflix earlier than previously annoyed. The bad news was that meant we couldn’t schedule an interview with creators Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg and Josh Heald until the new year. It was a small price to pay for getting Cobra Kai early, especially for the fans who’ve been waiting almost two years since season 2 on YouTube.

Season 3 dealt with the aftermath of the high school battle royale that ended the previous season and left Miguel (Xolo Maridueña) in the hospital. Daniel (Ralph Macchio) went to Okinawa to save his auto dealership and reconnected with some Karate Kid II characters. The Cobra Kai and Miyagi-Do kids kept fighting throughout the season, but the season finale set up a new battle for the future. 

Hurwitz, Schlossberg and Heald spoke with /Film by phone this week about season 3 of Cobra Kai and where things might be headed in season 4, which Netflix has already ordered. Cobra Kai seasons 1 through 3 are on Netflix now.

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Netflix Afterparty Cobra Kai Episode

In case you haven’t heard, The Netflix Afterparty is an exercise in synergy for the streaming service featuring David Spade, London Hughes, and Fortune Feimster and another comedian guest sitting down with the creators and stars of some of Netflix’s most popular original shows. Since the third season of Cobra Kai got everybody talking at the beginning of the year, Netflix has made the entirety of The Netflix Afterparty Cobra Kai episode available for free on YouTube. Check it out! Read More »

The Office Set Tour

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, take a tour of the Dunder-Mifflin set of The Office with cast member Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson. Plus, check out a shot-by-shot scene breakdown from the third season of Cobra Kai with a special guest star joining Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. And finally, Shazam! director David F. Sandberg talks about the challenge of being a Hollywood filmmaker and an introvert. Read More »

Cobra kai Season 3 Review

On the January 6, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, senior writer Ben Pearson and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to discuss what they’ve been up to at the Water Cooler.

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Cobra Kai ending

According to Netflix’s in-app chart, Cobra Kai was the number one show in the United States on the streaming service over the weekend, so it’s clear that the Karate Kid sequel series has carved its way into the cultural consciousness in a big way with its third season. Season 4 has already been given the go-ahead, but how long will the series last? “We have an endgame in our heads,” the showrunners said in a new interview, and they’ve hinted that we could be seeing much more of this story play out before they wrap things up.

Plus, find out how 10 Cloverfield Lane director Dan Trachtenberg helped facilitate one of Cobra Kai season 3’s big reveals. Spoilers for season 3 ahead.
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cobra kai season 3 clip

Cobra Kai season 3 is set to bring back a familiar flame or two — as well as a familiar rival. Decades after the events of The Karate KidCobra Kai follows Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) as adults, now putting aside their rivalries to face a common enemy. But some old rivalries don’t die, as Daniel finds with Chozen (Yuji Okumoto), who still harbors a grudge for his Karate Kid Part II rival. Watch the two of them clash over secrets in the Cobra Kai season 3 clip below.

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Disco Star Wars Christmas Lights Display

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we don’t care if Christmas is over, because it’s 2020 and we still need some holiday cheer in the form of an impressive disco-style Star Wars Christmas light display. Plus, listen to the Cobra Kai cast recap the first two seasons of the show before the third season arrives this weekend. And finally, find out how Star Trek: Discovery is using the latest in 3D-printed design for the shows costume design and accessories. Read More »

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Cobra kai Season 3 Review

At a time where so many properties are getting sequels or reboots decades after the fact, Cobra Kai stands out by surpassing all expectations and becoming not only a great continuation of The Karate Kid, but a nuanced piece of commentary on the franchise and its legacy. After a shocking cliffhanger and an agonizing delay as the show moved from YouTube to Netflix, Cobra Kai builds up to a crane kick of a climax with another knockout season.

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