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King Cobra Reviews

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August 2, 2012
King Cobra delivers chills but writhes badly on its own stupidity.
April 10, 2012
An old-fashioned B-movie creature feature. Has neither an impressive plot nor impressive actors, but if you're looking into it with no real expectations for a great film, it shouldn't have to.
½ March 4, 2012
Synopsis: Scientists create a snake that's half African king cobra and half Eastern diamondback. Unfortunately, it has a horrible disposition and a blood thirst to match. Now, the 30-foot long mutant has escaped, and it's stalking a small town.

Ever wonder what "Jaws" could have been like if a less talented director was behind the project. If the studio backing the film did not provide the comparatively ridiculous amounts of funding and just left the film to die. Ever wonder how much less intriguing the film would have been without all those good actors? Well, King Cobra may be the film for you.

From the first person point of view, to the score, even down to the actually plot itself; King Cobra draws heavily from histories first summer blockbuster, almost to the point of copying. With the picture drawing so much from Jaws, it's easy to see just how great that movie truly is; everything here feels amateurish at best in comparison.

The film does have some interesting aspects. The titular snake for example is not CGI, it's good ol fashion puppetry, which isn't particularly believable but is a nice little treat, especially when you consider the boring alternative of a snake made from 1's and 0's. Secondly, Pat Morita best known as Mr. Miyagi, plays a major role in this picture, and although his acting is nothing special here, his is clearly the high point of the cast.

It has it's moments, but it's derivative nature ensure this one won't appeal to anyone other than those unusually interested in cheap B movies.
December 29, 2011
Gotta love giant rubber snake movies. As far as that specific genre goes, this one's not bad. A ridiculous plot, horrible acting, shoddy script, and suspect effects combine with a well paced story to give the viewer all the awfulness of great and entertaining B movie. The highlight for me is the climactic battle between the 30 ft rubber cobra VS. Pat Morita, which is just as strange as it sounds. Still 200 times better than any Sci-Fi Original of similar plot.
December 8, 2011
Gotta love giant rubber snake movies. As far as that specific genre goes, this one's not bad. A ridiculous plot, horrible acting, shoddy script, and suspect effects combine with a well paced story to give the viewer all the awfulness of great and entertaining B movie. The highlight for me is the climactic battle between the 30 ft rubber cobra VS. Pat Morita, which is just as strange as it sounds. Still 200 times better than any Sci-Fi Original of similar plot.
October 7, 2011
It was what it was!!
½ March 12, 2011
Overall Grade: D+
Very Stupid!! Why Did I Watch This???
½ October 27, 2010
Gotta love giant rubber snake movies. As far as that specific genre goes, this one's not bad. A ridiculous plot, horrible acting, shoddy script, and suspect effects combine with a well paced story to give the viewer all the awfulness of great and entertaining B movie. The highlight for me is the climactic battle between the 30 ft rubber cobra VS. Pat Morita, which is just as strange as it sounds. Still 200 times better than any SciFi Original of similar plot.
ElCochran90
Super Reviewer
½ June 3, 2010
If Morita is not the most WTF, flat-out hilarious nonsensical and random element in any bad film, then pigs can fly.

The Carnosaur heritage is here!!! Muahaha!

13/100
xxdebxx
Super Reviewer
May 27, 2010
The monster snake is actually a Cobra-Rattlesnake creation, the result of genetic tinkering that escapes a lab and causes problems for a small town with a fledgling brewery that could spell an economic turnaround, if it's opening day "Brewfest" is a success. The residents call in snake-expert Pat Morita ("Karate Kid" movies) who tries to execute a plan that will catch the mutated King Cobra with the help of Doctor Scott Hillenbrand and female deputy Casey Fallo.

Note to self: A beer festival is way too important to worry about the lives of innocent civilians.
Is Eric Strada as a gay man organizing the brew-fest supposed to be funny?
Super Reviewer
July 24, 2009
Highly enjoyable entertainment right here. The best thing about it is the snake itself. 100% (I think), practical effects. A huge puppet that isn't slow or mechanical. The cast are obviously from the low end of the market, but they give the film more than a giant killer snake film deserves. I really liked the kills, as unoriginal as they were they progressed in a way that didn't always glorify the act. It even manages to cram in a very dramatic scene between Pat Morita and a huge cobra and Erik Estrada being as camp as Christmas. That's impressive film making.
May 28, 2009
Haha, I kinda enjoyed this in some odd way. I love cheesy movies.
March 1, 2009
3 stars but its shit but also funny because it is so shit.
½ February 25, 2009
Mr. Miyagi fights a giant snake. If it were only that, it might have been a full star. Unfortunately there was a whole lot of garbage before that.
November 12, 2008
I love how everyone reviewed this movie as "a hilarious low-budget movie" or "so bad it was funny." Okay it was funny, but 3 stars worth funny? Would anyone who watched this actually go out of their way to watch it again, if even for comedic value? I doubt it.
July 31, 2008
Soooo bad you've just got to see it to not to believe it!
March 7, 2008
Actually its not that bad, and it has Mr Miyagi.
½ February 19, 2008
i no the snake looks fake but i thought it was good back then lol
½ February 17, 2008
What complete rubbish! More plot holes than a piece of swiss cheese. Superficial, unconvincing acting. Poor pacing. The poor CGI for the cobra made it look cute rather than menacing. An utter waste of time.
½ February 9, 2008
Hilarious low budget movie about a genetically engineered giant cobra that escapes from the secret laboratory that holds it and creeps its way into a small town that is about to hold a giant festival and provide the cobra with plenty of people to kill and eat. Watch as a small town cop, a scientist, and a snake handler played by none other than Karate Kid's Pat Morita who has one of the greatest battles EVER with the cobra at the climax of the movie. Some other cameos include the dad from Gremlins as the town mayor, Erik Estrada as a gay guy in a completely wasted and unnecessary scene, and Pedro from Napoleon Dynamite as a token mexican who is trying to have sex but just winds up getting killed by the cobra!
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