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Old 07-15-2018, 12:05 PM
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Oh yeah, and I'm not saying the movie should have a moral point, it just gets in the way of the movie fun. The movie should have been dumb fun, and the filmmakers should have went with that, instead of trying to shoehorn in a moral point, or so I felt. It just kept getting in the way of the dumb fun.
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Old 07-17-2018, 11:09 AM
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Oh okay. Did anyone else have a problem with the moral preachiness going on in the movie though? I thought that it felt forced perhaps, like in the beginning, when the reporters question Cobra, they told him things like people are entitled to protection of the law, and did he have to take it that far.

But the hostage taker was wearing a bomb with his hand on the detonator. Cobra gave him a warning to "drop it" and the guy pulled a gun and pointed it at Cobra, so Cobra shot him. So I felt that Cobra gave the man a chance to surrender before shooting, even though the guy had a bomb with his hand on the detonator, and was holding hostages as well, and still gave him a warning to surrender.

Yet the reporter still wants to make him out to the be the bad guy.

Or later when Cobra is talking to the witness, and says why can't they just put people like this away, Cobra says how the judge lets them out all the time, and she says that it makes her sick.

Where did this come from? There were no prior scenes to any judges letting out anyone the police or Cobra arrested, and the police don't even know who these killers are to bring in... so a judge doesn't even have any opportunity to let these guys go. It just felt forced and out of nowhere, didn't it?

And later at the end, when the villain tells Cobra, that he won't shoot him cause murder is against the law, the villain is holding a gun in one hand and a knife in the other. So why does Cobra have a problem shooting this guy and is hesitant to do it, like the villain said, but a minute earlier, Cobra had no problem, dousing one of the bad guys with gasoline, and lighting him on fire, and burning him to death?

It just came off as this forced inconsistency in Cobra's character in order to shoehorn in, more moral preaching in the end. So I get that Cobra wants to be an action movie where you turn your brain off and have fun, but they keep trying to shove this forced moral argument down the audiences throat, when it never properly set up any such argument in the first place, and feels forced as a result. But maybe I am wrong?
You just put more thought into cobra than the people who made it...
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Old 07-17-2018, 02:12 PM
Location: Southern Colorado
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Interesting trivia: Schwarzenegger and Stallone were the two highest paid actors in the early 90's. I have heard that Dwayne Johnson now is.

Seems to be that people prefer big muscles over acting chops? Or, perhaps more likely, they like big budget action films with "manly men" saying "manly stuff" while flexing "manly biceps".
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Old 07-17-2018, 05:04 PM
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There isn't a bad scene in this masterpiece.


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