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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 - sucka!
I probably enjoyed this a lot more than I should've done, but hell,
this was awesome! I was hoping for some good ol' 80's action, and indeed, I got some. Even Sly's number plate is AWESOM 50. I mean come on, how cheesy can you get? It's just full of stupidly hilarious little things like that which help me to like it that bit more.
Sly Stallone plays Cobra, a tough as nails cop who has to protect a witness to a murder committed by a mysterious cult. Well the plot was quite hard to follow because I couldn't tell what Sly was saying at any point.…
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!
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…
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…
Starting out like a bad Miami Vice ripoff. There are even some guys listening to Miami Sound Machine outside Cobra's apartment. There's no confusing this terrible editing and dodgy camera work with Michael Mann though.
The questionable look and feel is nothing compared to the weird dialogue. Did buddy cops and one-liners not exist in 1986? There are so many scenes where they set up banter that should lead to a snappy one-liner and then it just fizzles out with normal conversation. At one point Sly even uses a prop to deliver a joke without actually delivering the joke. Perhaps it's all by design to show a more gritty side of the genre, but the wacky story does not support any realism.
It is a nice tour of L.A. and its surroundings though, with some wild car chases and pretty cityscape backgrounds.
Well at least I guess this is an uncut version unlike the swedish VHS I have in my collection.
Thought id seen this, but i guess not, it runs well, typical 80s action things going on with ridiculas Montages, but fun to watch.
Countdown to Halloween, 2014
Weird for me to like it at first but I really liked it. Goes to show that deep down Stallone's muscles, there are hints of palatable cuts and edits showing the real guns. A
Around 10 minutes in, Stallone cuts a piece of pizza in half with scissors and it's really the only part of this movie that will stick with me. Why did he do it? What does it mean? What happens to the other half he doesn't eat? We'll never know but we do know that whatever Cobra doesn't eat, he'll either punch, stab, or shoot.
Crime is a disease. Meet the cure. Says it all really.
I saw this a lot when I was a kid. The only things I remember about it are that cool car and that badass knife. I guess I probably would have remembered it more fondly if I didn't decide to rewatched it haha
This movie is as awesome as you think it's going to be from the poster. This movie is a fun time, typical 80's action film with over the top action, shitty one liners and a paper thin plot. I love it.
This was a very good action film. Stallone is perfect in the starring role, the other actors do a fantastic job. The story may be a tiny bit confusing, but it's not bad. Really makes you hate the bad guys, and cheer on Stallone. The action is the best part. I really liked it.
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