Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Black Cobra Movie Review

Above Pic: Black Cobra DVD box art.

Actor T.J. Storm is one person Hollywood producers have seemed to pass over when looking for a new action hero. I cannot figure out why, he has the looks, charisma and talent to easily carry a film. With the release of Black Cobra, (from the novel When The Cobra Strikes), T.J. is given a vehicle to hone his multiple skills, hopefully propelling him into the mainstream and allowing the world to be aware of his skills outside of the martial arts community where he already enjoys a huge following and utmost respect.

Black Cobra follows the journey of Sizwe Biko (Storm) trying to sell some smuggled "black diamonds" to pay for his father's pardon in South Africa, it is revealed early in the film that the diamonds are from his own family. Sizwe meets some interesting characters along his torrid journey. Biko meets up with a shady business man Goro Tanaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa and agrees to sell the diamonds, that is where the action begins. As three masked assassins fight and take back the cash!

Above Pic:  Goro Tanaka (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa), is an angry man full of vengeance!

Ok no more plot spoiling! Black Cobra is full on action and the story unfolds at a lightning pace for the last 50 minutes. There is no wasted filler here, and that is a welcome change for a low budget filck, the dialogue here actually means something. Black Cobra also throws in a nice subplot of Tanaka's son wanting to take over his father's business.

Above Pic: Sexy, dangerous, and masked, Jade is not to be messed with!

The guys are not the only one to enjoy the action in Black Cobra, watch for an appearance by sexy, sweet martial arts star Stephanie Cheeva as Shihan Kris a positive, informational influence, talented Kiralee Hayashi and microcosm of death, the lightning quick Jade Quon as the masked assassin Jade. Jade is the bodyguard of Goro Tanaka. Watch for a sexy cat-fight about one hour in haha!

Just about every aspect of this film is entertaining to watch, as all of the acting and dialogue is important and consistent, the direction is tight by Scott Donovan and Lilly Melgar,  and the scene editing is tight and not wasteful.

Above Pic: Shihan Kris (Stephanie Cheeva) a calming, zen-like intellectual influence who can still wield a mean kick!

For martial arts fans this film is a must as there are several solidly filmed fight scenes. In fact this film is one of my indie picks for 2012, a must watch! All of the secondary characters in Black Cobra offer some interesting dialogue, and enhance the story.

Overall I rate Black Cobra a 9 out of 10! Full on fun, excitement, well acted and full of action. This one is worth a purchase.

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  1. Yeesh, are you serious? This is one awful movie. I respect dissenting opinions, but I just don't get this one. It was not only poorly made, but nearly incoherent and boring as hell.

  2. Just saw your Tweet and couldn't think of what you were referring to. I had to go back to your blog to find my comment.

    Lol. Further evidence of how forgettable Black Cobra is.

  3. 1 out of 10 for the movie and 0 out of 10 for this review!


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