23 November 1998 | emm
If you like your kung-fu served raw, look no further!
I'm a sucker for Asian martial arts flicks. Even though I can easily withstand the poor dubbing, bad dialogue, and lack of plot, the brutally violent action is where most of my fun and enjoyment comes from. And COBRA (starring Bruce Le, not Sylvester Stallone) serves all of your satisfying needs. Those kung-fu chop-sockies were built to stay that way! A few scenes bored me to tears within the first hour, but the movie manages to get more exciting as time ticks by. Bruce Le delivers huge blows to his bloody opponents combining some swift (and sometimes jerky) choreography. Watch Le kick the bad guy's groins from behind! YEEE-OWWWCH!!! The deaths of Le's wife and child are the most shocking aspects of COBRA than any martial arts movie I've seen, and it all comes down to a long revengeful conclusion with a big surprise on the last second before you can say "THE END". Without any further adieu, listen very hard for a stolen Simon & Garfunkel tune, "Bridge Over Troubled Water". Other Asian kung-fu movies had borrowed our American music in them, too. Be sure to find this one, 'cause it's got all the pain, blood, and suffering life can buy!