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The strong arm of the law.
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
You crying under those shades, Sly?
This is why you should give this film a pass:
- cutting pizza with scissors
- 'This is where the law ends and I start...........sucker!'
- Matchstick toothpick.
- Dennis Leary once said he wanted a cheese helmet so he could put it on and eat cheese the entire day. This is that.
- There is no plot. This is a good thing.
- Lots of A-team violence.
Brigitte Nielsen is awful. It's like watching an East European shot put athlete trying to act.
Without any irony or that "aware of how silly it is" quality people for some goddamn reason champion in action movies these days, this Sylvester Stallone penned thriller hurls a big sleazeball of post-Dirty Harry fascism at your eyeballs faster than you can say MTV. I would argue that Cannon Films generally, and this film in particular, represent the nexus of low brow exploitation and slick Hollywood spectacle (and perhaps its apex too). This is a nasty and mean piece of work, that, though never overtly graphic, feels as grimy and ludicrous as some of the stuff that played on 42nd Street in the decade prior. It's all coated in a sheen of style from director George P. Cosmatos and…
“You're the disease, and I'm the cure.”
- Marion Cobretti
George P. Cosmatos' Cobra is a badly-edited, over-the-top, ultra-violent ride built around the strange, magnetic aura of Sylvester Stallone. The film opens with a pulsating standoff inside a supermarket, I was immensely enthralled with engaging suspense and rapid fire action- you know it’s going to be an adrenaline-pumping experience. Cobra's violence is strong, especially in its hard-boiled climax- it's cold-blooded, stylish, and overly relentless.
Cobra centers a tough-on-crime policeman who investigates series of murders tied to a mysterious serial killer nicknamed Night Slasher. After a young model survives one of Slasher's attacks, our tough, ass-kicking policeman decides to personally assume her security, and wipe-out the murderous cult. The film plays…
I want to give this 5 stars, but I feel that might be too dishonest (or perhaps it's a new level of honesty I'm not ready to admit yet). Takes the DIRTY HARRY ethos to its logical confusion, as senseless violence begats senseless police work amidst a war-torn wasteland rife with product placement. Although pretty ahead of its time for having a climactic factory shootout years before either ROBOCOP or TERMINATOR 2. The movie tips its allegiances, however, by showing a Pepsi sign obliterated by a shotgun blast while a hero cop enjoys a refreshing Coca-Cola Classic™.
Bonus: This is a Christmas movie!
"This is where the law stops and I start - sucker!"
You crying under those shades, Sly?
lemme read you these Miranda Rights *burns to death*
This slice of 80's action cheese has so many things wrong with it;
One note characters where a song tells you everything you need to know about them, implausible set pieces, a storyline that makes absolutely no logical sense whatsoever.
Not to mention that if you removed all the montages, it's running time would maybe just push the hour mark. (Miami Vice was obviously hot at that time!)
And yet, I cut it some slack where other movies would get one star.
Because it's bloody hilarious.
And Stallone kicks serious ass. Looking like a long lost member of the Village People!
Marion "Cobra" Cobretti é um dos personagens que mais gosto da carreira de Stallone, estiloso, com seu ray-ban, palito na boca, seu carro turbinado, sua pistola com uma cobra confeccionada nela, é o tipo de filme para você ver e se divertir, evidentemente tem seus problemas no roteiro, mesmo assim é muito bom e vale a pena, sinto falta de filmes com personagens assim.
Lacks the inspired insanity of other Cannon films. It does have some nice touches: the villain's death, Cobra's license plate, pizza with scissors, egg carton which contains gun cleaning supplies, over the top, long shootout/chase, Brigitte Nielson when she was still attractive, and random light up robots.
Just lacking in the what-the-fuck department.
"Get back! I got a bomb here! I'll blow this whole place up!"
"Go ahead. I don't shop here."
Lots of fun, especially the final act. Surprising amount of product placement though... Toys R Us gets an actual commercial?
From the moment Lieutenant Marion Cobretti arrives in his 1950 Custom Mercury Monterey and ends the supermarket-scene like a boss - and right until the final showdown where a whole gang of Axe-swinging murderers on motorcycles are sent to hell by his Jati-matic machine gun , I was hooked.
This movie has so much charm and so many unintentionally funny moments, that you end up forgiving the terrible acting, the cheesy music and the lack of an actual plot!
A great bad movie. Was a total riot to see Vancouver's very own Gentlemen Hecklers rip it apart in their monthly live commentary series at the Rio Theatre.
The first scene is pretty awesome. The rest of the movie is - with very few and far between exceptions - a dull and painfully empty void shaped like Stallones overblown ego.
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