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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.
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.
"This is where the law stops and I start - sucker!"
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…
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!
COBRA is certainly a unique experience. Nothing about it makes any sense, and right from the beginning the tone is set as something surreal, bordering on science fiction. It's mean as hell and the strange camera angles turn it into a kind of dirty nightmare. If Stallone was wilder it would have resembled a comic book, instead his deadpan manner turns him into a charming little Terminator. There is no real villain, only a vague army of murderous psychopaths, making the story into a paranoid vision of our society. If you've ever wondered what it's like to have social anxiety this is pretty close - Cobra is too busy battling this endless stream of faceless monsters to have an actual…
This movie is so full of cheese even Cobra had to use a pair scissors to cut a slice piece of pizza off.
Stallone wrote the screenplay. He must of looked at Arnold's 'Commando' and thought 'I can do this by killing lot's of bad guy's and being a ultimate, untouchable machine chewing on my cock--tail stick' hehe.
This is so 80's cheese, it's really worth just watching of how cheesy it is. Plenty of bad acting and dodgy action scenes which was expected.
I just kept thinking this is either Stallone, Rambo or Rocky but not 'Cobra' throughout and that was most of the problem with the movie. I had no care of who was going to die or…
Utterly and thoroughly badass. Stallone sure can write one hell of an awesome action movie.
Dumb, ideologically toxic, and sloppily crafted, "Cobra" skirts by only on the strength of its ridiculous action sequences. The more toxic elements are diluted by the sillier sequences, which involve bobble heads, ketchup, and a giant plastic hamburger.
Unapologetically bonkers OTT action film. Hugely entertaining, and it hasn't a clue that it's hilarious. Some terrific action scenes too.
Stallone seems perfectly cast as the tough as nails super cop straight out of the pages of a comic book, trying to protect a woman (Brigitte Nielsen) from the thrill-kill cult who have targeted her. Tremendously silly 80s actioner, where almost everything Stallone says is a gutturally delivered catchphrase, but it's shot stylishly, and kept short enough as to not outstay it's welcome.
Stallone plays a no-nonsense cop in L.A. and battles an evil cult. Do I really need to say more than that?
Un paio di belle battute e qualche decente scena d'azione, ma nel complesso la storia non fa nulla per sembrare interessante. Né bello, né brutto; semplicemente dimenticabile.
Stupid, classically 80s fascist cop maximalism. Senseless and delightfully goodbad. (Part of the Los Angeles Plays Itself collection.)
A clear layer of silly, filled to the brim with Dirty Harry ripoff. Great last act though.
Clichéd pile of arse made to make Sly look good and to get his nut-job wife a role. And she's awful as usual.
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