No último mês de Abril, o Youtube lançou em sua plataforma paga a tão aguardada segunda temporada da surpreendente série "Cobra Kai". E esta nova temporada não decepcionou! Já que com um plot simples e cativante, consegue cumprir bem o papel a natureza de uma série por streaming: O de criar "ganchos" para que o espectador deseje sempre assistir o próximo episódio.
Last April, YouTube launched on its paid platform the long-awaited second season of the amazing series "Cobra Kai." And this new season did not disappoint! Since with a simple and captivating plot, it manages to fulfill well the role and the nature of a series by streaming: The one of creating "hooks" so that the viewer always wishes to watch the next episode.
The YouTube this time promoted a much more intense production than the first season, mainly using the official Instagram series, the hashtags and the personal accounts of each actor. This favored that no matter who you followed, you would have to face some advertising about how many days were left for the premiere or with a new teaser of 1min for this social network.
Interessante perceber como fãs do filme original que hoje já estão na meia-idade ou quase chegando lá, percebem-se vivendo as cenas pela perspectiva de Johnny Lawerence, graças a mais uma maravilhosa interpretação de William Zabka, que entrega uma personagem que mesmo em meio ao sucesso que experimenta, aflições com dúvidas, receios e questionamentos.
The second season shows how is the life of Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka) with his successful Dojo after Miguel Diaz (Xolo Mariduena) win the last All Valley tournament.
Interesting to realize how fans of the original movie that are already in middle age or almost there, are perceived living the scenes from the perspective of Johnny Lawerence, thanks to another wonderful interpretation of William Zabka, who delivers a character that even in the middle to the success he experiences, insecurities ,doubts, fears and questions.
A "dobradinha" entre Martin Kove e William Zabka revivendo o Mestre e Aluno do filme original de 1984, é simplesmente genial! Se Johnny Lawerence(William Zabka) parece ser alguém que ficou preso aos anos '80 não conseguindo se entender bem com novas tecnologias ou com o comportamento dos chamados "Millenials". John Kreese (Martin Kove), eleva isso à outro patamar.
Another great surprise this season is Martin Kove's total delivery to his eternal character "John Kreese." Because without a doubt, especially in social networks, there was no one of the cast more ablazed than this veteran actor of films like "Rambo - First Blood part II" (1982).
The scenes between Martin Kove and William Zabka reviving the Master and Student of the original 1984 film is simply great! If Johnny Lawerence (William Zabka) seems to be someone who got stuck in the 1980s failing to get a handle on new technologies or the behavior of so-called Millenials. John Kreese (Martin Kove), raises this to the next level.
Daniel(Ralph Macchio) ainda continua perdido sem a presença de seu mentor, Sr Miyagi (Pat Morita). E ao tentar iniciar um trabalho com o "Miyagi-Do", encontra dificuldades de conseguir novos alunos, gerando ainda mais insegurança à respeito de seu verdadeiro potencial como mentor, se comparado à seu Mestre.
Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio) generates commotion every time he appears on the screen. His apparent inability to appear older looking like a 35 years old man , makes every appearance his own a great deal of nostalgia and happiness, through the thrill of perceiving ourselves as fans of the original movie, aging together these pop culture icons.
Daniel (Ralph Macchio) is still lost without the presence of his mentor, Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita). And when trying to start a work with Miyagi-Do, he finds it difficult to get new students, generating even more insecurity about his true potential as a mentor compared to his Master.
Something that added enough to the series, was the rivalry of Tory (Peyton List) and Samantha LaRusso (Mary Mouser). In addition to representing the girls who also enjoy the series, their rivalry is much more exciting due to the charisma of the two actresses, especially Tory. Because while Samantha LaRusso has a sweet and angelic appearance and attitude, Tory is not exactly the opposite, because despite being an anti-hero, her involvement with Miguel shows another side of her. This makes this character slightly more complex and interesting.
Tanner Buchanan que interpreta Robby Keene, filho de Johnny Lawerence e aluno principal de Daniel LaRusso, simplesmente não vem fazendo um bom trabalho. Sua personagem lembra "Filme B" da Disney sobre roller-blades da década de '90. E isso prejudica cada cena em que está, retirando o espectador da imersão.
With an unthinkable plot-twist at the end of the tenth episode (which is also the last of this season) in an electrifying scene involving almost the entire youthful cast, standing out Robby Keene (Tanner Buchanan) and Miguel Diaz (Xolo Mariduena), not even the charisma of the actor who plays Miguel Diaz supports this rivalry. The antipathy that the character Robby Keene transmits simply at any moment, harms the work of the actor of Latin origin.
Tanner Buchanan who plays Robby Keene, the son of Johnny Lawerence and the lead student of Daniel LaRusso, just does not do a good job. His character resembles some Disney's old B movie from 90's about roller-blades. And it prejudices every scene he is, taking the viewer out of the dive.
Além disso, somos brindados mais uma vez com inúmeras referências ao filme original(com uma surpresa inesquecível no episódio 6: "Take a Right") e uma trilha sonora maravilhosa com destaque para a nova versão de "Cruel Summer" pela cantora Kari Kimmel. Música esta que esteve na trilha original do filme de 1984 interpretada pela banda "Bananarama".
"Cobra Kai" veio para ficar!
William Zabka, Ralph Macchio and Martin Kove give a big show on the screen, which always compensates for the inexperience of the novice actors.
In addition, we are offered once again with numerous references to the original film (with an unforgettable surprise in episode 6: "Take a Right") and a wonderful soundtrack featuring the new version of "Cruel Summer" by singer Kari Kimmel. Music that was in the original track of the film of 1984 interpreted by the band "Bananarama".
"Cobra Kai" is here to stay!