Finally, after three decades we see the return of the original 1984 Karate Kid motion picture in a half hour drama comedy on Youtube Red. The web series is called Cobra Kai and it will follow the lives of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Apparently, Johnny decides to re-open the Cobra Kai dojo in defiance of Daniel. In turn, the old competitive rivalry between the two is reignited. Hopefully, Mr.Miyagi finally taught Daniel all his karate secrets before he died. I felt like he held back the good stuff. Especially considering how Mike Barnes really toyed with him in Karate Kid Part III. You can watch the Cobra Kai series here once it is released on May 2, 2018.
The Karate Kid Part Four I Imagined Years Ago
I was always hoping they would have an action-packed part 4. The Next Karate Kid doesn’t count. Something like Chozen from Karate Kid II returns for revenge after being imprisoned in Japan for his various murder attempts. Chozen becomes a member of the Yakuza and sets up a criminal syndicate in Daniels California community. Miyagi, Daniel, and Johnny, who I saw as being a lawyer, team up to clean up the neighborhood. Daniel was running the old bonsai shop along with his own karate studio next door. Perhaps Mike Barnes enters the fray for his own payback. I found it hard to believe that Terry Silver, Sensei Kreese, and Barnes just walked away quietly after their miserable Part III failure. Certainly, the return of Chozen or Mike Barnes would be a compelling idea for a season 2 of Cobra Kai.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to watch the fine line of Karate Kid films then now is the time before Cobra Kai airs on Youtube Red. I’d say the nostalgic excitement of this series should compel you to subscribe to Youtube Red! At the time of posting this article, they are offering a free month trial membership! [Top Youtube Comment]