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Plot: A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
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This is where the law stops and I start, sucker!
Cobra is directed by George P. Cosmatos and written by Paula Gosling (novel Fair game) and Sylvester Stallone. It stars Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Brian Thompson, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson, John Herzfeld and Lee Garlington. Music is by Sylvester Levay and cinematography by Ric Waite.
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far-reaching plans.
Cobra is a tantalising peek as to just what Stallone’s “Beverley Hills Cop” would have looked like. He had turned in a gritty and ballsy action screenplay but the studio balked at the cost and thus went with the comedic Eddie Murphy route (which worked great as it happens).
This truncated 1hour and 20 minute Cobra just hints at what a dark edgy action film we should have had before the scissor suits at the studio got panicky and cut out a third of the pic.
What we have left though is still good fun, Stallone is on cocky and cool bad dude mode, the villain is OTT (Brian Thompson actually looks like Arnie in some facial shots), Nielsen is in her natural bodily state… while the action we do get is high octane. It’s hardly a stinker, if a little frustrating with a “what might have been hanging” over it, and of course the editing is shoddy. 6.5/10
It’s hard to find a single aspect of _Cobra _that hadn’t been done before, or hasn’t been done better since. It’s hoakey and way too self-serious given the content. But if you’re hankering for some of that Sly action of yore, you shouldn’t go past _Cobra_… Unless its for any number of the nearly-identical-but-better movies he did in the same era.
_Final rating:★★½ – Had a lot that appealed to me, didn’t quite work as a whole._
Do you have a lifejacket?
This picture is classic 1980s action at its best and most cliche. My favorite scene is right at the top of the movie. Cobra is in a supermarket, on the trail of a guy who’s killing safeway employees for fun. Cobra’s in pursuit. He passes a 6-foot display case of Coors light. Stops. Cracks a can. Takes a sip. Tosses it on the floor. Continues in pursuit.
It reminds me of another 80s action flick few will remember called the Punisher with Louis Gossett Junior. Some dufus is carrying pizza into the torture chamber where LGJ is getting it. EXCEPT HE’S NOT GETTING IT, guys. He’s already knocked the guy out with a punch and a pressure point maneuver. Then, Gosset neutralizes the pizza guy. But rather than let the pizza, which is all over the floor, go to waste, he kneels down, takes a couple of pieces, bites, then leaves the room as though nothing has happened.
I learned a lot from Cobra and Stallone’s character, Marion Cobretti. First, I need to get a “nitro” option on my car so I can go as fast as he did. Second is a great line to reel in the girl, next time you’re out on a date and she’s using too much catsup on her fries.
“Do you have a lifejacket?” “Why” “To save all the french fries that are drowning.”
This movie is a classic for 80s action lovers. I own the DVD and highly recommend it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 27 min (87 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Thriller
Director George P. Cosmatos
Writer Paula Gosling (novel), Sylvester Stallone (screenplay)
Actors Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Reni Santoni, Andrew Robinson
Country USA, Israel
Awards 6 nominations.
Production Company Warner Brothers/Seven Arts
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Ultra Stereo (35 mm prints) (as Eagle Stereo)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arriflex 35-III, Panavision Super Speed MKII, Ultra Speed MKII and Cooke Varotal Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Gold, Panavision Super Speed MKII, Ultra Speed MKII and Cooke Varotal Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)