The Tai Chi Notebook

I really need (do I really?) to write something about this new Cobra Kai film coming out on YouTube Red (whatever that is – I think it’s just another way of saying, er, “YouTube you have to pay for”).

Here’s the trailer:

I’m picking up unusual levels of intelligence and self-awareness from this trailer. There has been a long-running fan theory that everybody got Karate Kid wrong. That Ralph Macchio’s character, Danny, the Karate Kid himself, wasn’t the hero of the film at all – he was the villain!

Check out the theory here:

It’s a good example of how you can view the same events from a different perspective and come up with a different version of “the truth”.

From watching the trailer, Cobra Kai seems well aware of this theory and is playing on it very well. From the trailer it seems that Daniel has grown up to be a bit…

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