Is THE KARATE KID 1984 Better Today? (Cobra Kai) – Black Nerd Retro Retcon Review


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Andre Black Nerd Retro Review of The Karate Kid (1984). Does The Karate Kid 1984 hold up? It’s a Retro Retcon! Can The Karate Kid be enjoyed more today as a coming of age drama than it was as a nostalgia fighting film?

The Karate Kid (1984) is the underdog karate movie starring Ralph Macchio as Daniel LaRusso, Billy Zabka as Johnny Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue as Ali Mills, Martin Kove as John Kreese, and Pat Morita as Mr. Miyagi. Ralph Macchio and Billy Zabka are returning to their roles 34 years later for the YouTube Red series Cobra Kai with Johnny Lawrence opening a new dojo and training a new Karate Kid. All episodes stream on YouTube Red on May 2.

Note: This video was sponsored by YouTube Red to promote Cobra Kai. All opinions about The Karate Kid 1984 are 100% my own.

“Black Nerd Comedy” is Geek Entertainment, Nerd News, Rants & Reviews, Pop Culture and 80’s-90’s Retro Nostalgia from Andre “Black Nerd” Meadows.


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