King Cobra Reviews

  • Jul 25, 2017

    Not going to lie at all, I always have and always will love this movie.

    Not going to lie at all, I always have and always will love this movie.

  • Aug 02, 2012

    King Cobra delivers chills but writhes badly on its own stupidity.

    King Cobra delivers chills but writhes badly on its own stupidity.

  • Apr 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.

    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.

  • Mar 04, 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.

    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.

  • Dec 08, 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.

    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.

  • Oct 07, 2011

    It was what it was!!

    It was what it was!!

  • Oct 04, 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.

    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.

  • Mar 12, 2011

    Overall Grade: D+ Very Stupid!! Why Did I Watch This???

    Overall Grade: D+ Very Stupid!! Why Did I Watch This???

  • Oct 24, 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.

    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.

  • Deb S 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?

    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?