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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…
Yowser! Magical start to finish, 'Cobra' was. I was having a pretty rubbish day, so I went down to the video store and found this. I'd never seen or heard of it before, but I felt it had a certain aura about it. The cover was also great. And with Stallone having become my new favourite person in recent times of misery, this was the way to go. This film was so good I had to stop watching it because I knew I wouldn't sleep the night. I had already hit maximum action 80s-ness in the first ten minutes and would reach busting point with any more sweet cobra, so I sadly turned it off.
The next day I woke…
whoever likes stalone will like this movie, it's so him! so violent, so emotionless, almost robotic. not quite my thing.
The definition of cool. Before you say it follows the Le Samourai formula in many ways, I'd like to add that it finds ways to fix what went wrong. Other than losing the tidy trench coat and feminine fedora, stallone's cobra injects masculinity into where there wasn't any to begin with. One of the few instances where uping the stakes didn't backfire
It's staggering that the creative muscle behind the towering action goliath Rambo: First Blood, Part II followed it up with this plodder. It's like Stallone wanted to make a cop movie with the music video aesthetic of Rocky IV and it simply doesn't work. The opening looks like it comes directly out of a Bonnie Tyler music video complete with synchronized axe clanging. There's a good car chase about halfway through the movie but that's about it.
Dårlig 80´er action med Stallone. Nogle få "So bad it´s good"-momenter i, ellers er det bare "bad..".
It feels like they cut out the middle of this movie and only left the beginning and the end.
It's Stallone in a cheesy action film. What's not to like? Clink! Clink!
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Nicolas Winding Refn... What's he got to do with this film? Strangely, this is one of his favourite movies. So why does he like what seems to be such a bogstandard action flick? Maybe it's because Cobra, is a little bit different in some pretty cool ways, both on the screen and behind.
Start with the name. Badass right? Defintely. But then you take something like John Rambo, John Matrix, John McClane, John Shepherd and so on and so on, yet this time we get Cobra. We've had the John's and their Rambo, Matrix, MClance & Shepards... now we get Cobra... Marion Cobra? Exactly... it's about the changes. It's knocking down typical macho masculine names and personas and making them into…
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