Read my analysis of The Karate Kid‘s Ali Mills here.
Immediately, there’s groaning and head-shaking at the sound of a classic being remade or having another instalment added. Admittedly, when I heard Cobra Kai was in the making, I pictured all the things that could go wrong. They could just lazily invoke the memories of The Karate Kid (1984) while messing up classic characters. The perpetual disappointment of favourite films and TV series being re-made or revived (read: re-hashed) has left me a jaded fan of pop culture in general. I’m looking at you, Season 5 of Prison Break.