It’s tough to imagine 50 year-olds crane-kicking the Karate Kid franchise back to life, but darn it all if YouTube Red’s Cobra Kai doesn’t look … fun? A first full trailer for the sequel series has reignited a legendary rivalry, and even provided us with a May premiere.
Look, we all know the feeling of childhood karate rivalries that last into middle-age, but YouTube’s Karate Kid sequel series is finally here to put it onscreen. Return to Cobra Kai, as Daniel LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence reignite their old rivalry with a nostalgic first teaser for the new series.
There’s definitely a lot more leg to sweep on Danny LaRusso and Johnny Lawrence now. YouTube’s Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai is about to go before cameras, and a new behind-the-scenes photo reunites the rivals as YouTube announces the full series cast.
With the exception of technical honors, there’s still probably no Academy Winner as surprising as Marisa Tomei in My Cousin Vinny. To be fair, Tomei’s performance is absolutely delightful — funny at times, forceful at others, and the perfect counter for Joe Pesci’s endless barrage of conversation — but movies like My Cousin Vinny don’t typically take home Academy Awards for anything, least of all performances. That award speaks to the soft spot everyone has in their heart for that film; it may not be the most prestigious work of either Tomei or Pesci’s careers, but it’s a hard movie to say no to after a long day at the office.