Cobra ★★★½

"Hey Dirtbag. You're a lousy shot. I don't like lousy shots. You wasted a kid. Now I think it's time to waste you." - Cobretti

The toothpick in mouth, the 50 Mercury Coupe, the Cobra insignia on the white pistol grip -- so many little things about this movie are pure style and substance for Sylvester Stallone. Rocking 80s soundtrack featuring the built-in video "Angel of the City" by Robert Tepper (Stallone would use Tepper in Rocky IV with the hit song "No Easy Way Out").

"I'll blow this whole place up!" said the psycho in the grocery store.
Cobretti replies, "Go ahead. I don't shop here."

I think stylistically this is one of the better Stallone movies he's ever done, but it was totally panned by many critics, yet it made a good amount of money. It's now considered a cult classic. I'll agree that the plot is a bit weak: the night slasher was not as menacing as the movie wanted him to be. The nylons on the head was more corny than scary, but I liked the interplay between the police officers and the way the movie just moves along at a steady pace to a satisfying ending. You really get the sense you'll be seeing another Cobra adventure ... but that never happened. Recommended.

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