The first Karate Kid movie had me and all my friends obsessed with karate. Every where you looked around the neighborhood you saw kids with bandannas tied around their head trying to perfect their crane kick technique. There was just something about that movie that had everyone fascinated.
The sequels and remakes that followed could never quite capture the same excitement as the original. They were good, but just not up to the same level as the original.
30 years later we are revisiting Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) and Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka). Johnny has decided to reopen the Cobra Kai dojo. This reignites the rivalry between Daniel and Johnny. The show will be about two men addressing past demons and present frustrations the only way they know how: through karate.
The series will be titled “Cobra Kai”. You will be able to watch it on YouTube’s subscription service, Red. YouTube Red is a monthly subscription service from YouTube that removes advertisements from all videos, everywhere you watch. YouTube is developing s full line of exclusive content.
We are hoping YouTube is able to recapture that lightning in a bottle with Cobra Kai. Revisiting Daniel and Johnny will be something I am looking forward to watching. Will you be watching Cobra Kai? Do you think revisiting these characters decades later will be good? Let us know in the comments.