cobra kai season 2

Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) may have the one who swept Daniel LaRusso’s (Ralph Macchio) leg in The Karate Kid, but John Kreese was the one who told him to do it.

The original Cobra Kai sensei played by Martin Kove was the cruel karate master who preached “no mercy” to the bullies in the Karate Kid series, but perhaps mercy is what we’ll feel toward John Kreese when Cobra Kai season 2 is over.

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cobra kai free episodes

Ready to be transported back to the world of The Karate Kid, but not willing to fork over the cash for a YouTube Red subscription? You’re in luck: the first two Cobra Kai episodes are available to watch now for free on YouTube. It’s a clever marketing ruse by YouTube to get new subscribers, but the Cobra Kai free episodes may actually convince you to buy into a whole new streaming service. Because critics are raving about the long-awaited sequel to the classic ’80s sports film.

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Cobra Kai Ralph Macchio Interview

Ralph Macchio is The Karate Kid. Having portrayed Daniel LaRusso in three movies, Macchio returns to his iconic role 30 years later in the YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai (available today). Now Johnny Lawrence, his bully from The Karate Kid played by William Zabka (who we also interviewed), wants to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo.

LaRusso is still profiting off his victory in the All Valley Karate Tournament. He advertises LaRusso Motors saying he kicks the competition and gives out bonzai trees with purchases. You can even see LaRusso Motors billboards around majors cities right now, all in an effort to promote Cobra Kai.

Macchio spoke with /Film by phone before the premiere of Cobra Kai. He caught us up on where Daniel LaRusso is 30 years later and reflected on some of the less talked about Karate Kid sequels. There are mild spoilers for the first two episodes, but still plenty to see in the first season. Read More »

Cobra Kai Trailer

Avengers: Infinity War was the culmination of 10 years of Marvel movies. That’s nothing.  How about 34 years of The Karate Kid? The YouTube Red original series Cobra Kai premieres today and reunites Ralph Macchio and William Zabka as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence.

Set 30 years after the All Valley Karate Tournament, in which amateur LaRusso won with a crane kick, Johnny’s not doing so well in this sequel series. He’s out of work, about to be evicted, and his car was totaled. When he defends a local kid from some bullies, he gets the idea to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo that taught him everything he knows about karate. But he wants do it right this time.

Zabka spoke with /Film by phone before the premiere of Cobra Kai (available today). We discuss some mild spoilers about the first two episodes but there is still plenty left to see in the rest of the season. Read More »

Avengers Mean Tweets

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, cast members of Avengers: Infinity War read mean tweets about themselves on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Plus, check out all the details you might have missed in the new Ant-Man and the Wasp trailer, and see what happens when a karate prank inspired by Cobra Kai catches the attention of people on the street. Read More »

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Karate Kid footage

By now, you probably know the premise of YouTube Red’s upcoming series Cobra Kai. It’s a continuation of the story that began in the 1984 movie The Karate Kid, but flipping the script to make Johnny Lawrence – the wonderfully douchey villain played by William Zabka – into the sympathetic protagonist and turning the film’s crane-kicking hero Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) into a big jerk.

The show picks up three decades after the fateful events of the Under-18 All-Valley Karate Tournament that provided the setting for the rousing climax of the ’84 film, and in a new video, the series creators reveal some never-before-seen Karate Kid footage that they’ll use to recontextualize that famous martial arts match for the new show. Read More »

Grease Scene Breakdown

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, Grease director Randal Kleiser breaks down perhaps the most famous sequence from the classic musical. Plus, Ralph Macchio dishes some secrets about the making of The Karate Kid while on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Adam Savage gets to play with some of the props from the recent adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Read More »

Cobra Kai Trailer

With March Madness stirring up sports fans, it’s the perfect time for YouTube’s upcoming Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai to make more people aware of the show’s existence.

Touting the karate tournament angle that was made so famous by The Karate Kid in 1984, a new promo shows plenty of punching and kicking. However, despite the teasers indicating a new confrontation between the film’s original stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka, there’s no real fighting seen between the two. Instead, we see a new protege of the titular karate dojo fighting in competition. Read More »

cobra kai the karate kid

Fathom Events and YouTube have no mercy for The Karate Kid fans who may want to see Cobra Kai in theaters. For those live near the 700 theaters that will show a one-night double feature of the movie and its web series sequel, it’s your lucky day.

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Cobra Kai Trailer

It looks like YouTube is going to keep teasing The Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai little by little until they announce the release date. Ralph Macchio returns as Daniel LaRusso, the title character from the 1984 movie, while William Zabka reprises his role as bully Jonny Lawrence. But the tables may be a little turned this time.

Jonny decides to repoen the Cobra Kai dojo that once gave his life purpose, something he’s struggled to find in his older years as a septic tank cleaner who has a somewhat depressing existence. However, that decision doesn’t sit too well with Daniel LaRusso for some reason. A new Cobra Kai trailer shows us this new dynamic. Read More »