Ralph Macchio of the Cobra Kai Fame, Dislikes This Part of the Karate Kid Film Series – Know Why

Ralph Macchio of the Cobra Kai Fame, Dislikes This Part of the Karate Kid Film Series – Know Why

The best thing about a sequel or spinoff is that you can always watch the previous parts. Thanks to The Karate Kid film series, Cobra Kai fans enjoy this luxury. However, a film series inevitably leaves scope for comparisons. And unfortunately, like the fans, Cobra Kai actor Ralph Macchio also plays favorites.

Ralph Macchio expressed his thoughts about the weakest movie from the series. And many fans and critics agree with the Cobra Kai actor.

Ralph Macchio’s opinion on The Karate Kid film series

As Ralph Macchio plays Daniel LaRusso in the film series and Cobra Kai, the actor’s opinion is crucial. “I was not a fan of how the Karate Kid III came out,” Ralph admitted. “I felt the story was only repeating itself and was not character forwarding for the end of LaRusso.”

The third movie premiered on June 30, 1989, and collected $39 million in Box office. Among all the three films, the third one has fared the worst with an IMDb rating of 5.3. However, the movie had some significant plot points like Daniel’s training at Cobra Kai and Terry Silver’s introduction.

Ralph Macchio on the character who helps Cobra Kai

Although the third movie received some negative reviews, the audience liked the movie’s premise. Daniel training at Cobra Kai and having a moment of realization after breaking a man’s nose in the nightclub was an interesting spin. Cobra Kai creators might have taken inspiration from the movie to inculcate a unique flip of perspective.

In general, the movies also suffered from antagonists who weren’t fleshed out. However, Cobra Kai has worked on the shortcomings, as it gave backstories to Johnny, Kreese, and Chozen. Terry Silver is also a character who acts as a plot catalyst in season 4 of Cobra Kai. Ralph Macchio explained:

“There is a larger-than-life element to Cobra Kai. When you break it down, it is kind of ridiculous — but that is why it is so much fun! So, you take a character like Terry Silver for this show, with those larger-than-life elements and his relationship with Daniel, then add those layers of complexity to his evilness.”

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