The Karate Kid: Coming To Netflix

Netflix recently pleased a lot of the fans of The Karate Kid with Cobra Kai. Cobra Kai is Netflix’s own original series based in the same universe as the Karate Kid. It went on to be hugely popular in the community and fans of the series just loved it. Netflix’s addition to the franchise turned out to be a gem, it seems. It introduced a whole new generation to the Karate Kid franchise. While the series has its roots much earlier in history, it is making a comeback. With Cobra Kai making such big news, Netflix has decided to treat old fans of the franchise to the originals. Netflix is bringing the original Karate Kid movies to its platform. If that has your interest piqued, keep reading on to find out more about Netflix’s release dates for the movies.

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The Karate Kid: About the Franchise

The Karate Kid is a popular iconic franchise from back in the 80s. The franchise took its roots in the karate culture and quickly became iconic all over the world. In fact, even today, the franchise has loyal fans, no matter where they come from. The Karate Kid was every 70s kid’s favorite franchise at the time. The film series introduced us to the legendary likes of Daniel LaRusso (Ralph Macchio), Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), Mr. Miyagi (Pat Morita), John Keese (Martin Kove) and Ali Mills (Elizabeth Shue). These are names that still hold a significant weight in the industry today, even after 40 years. The actors are iconic and revered by fans of the franchise.

The world was introduced to the franchise with the original film in the series. The Karate Kid followed the story of a boy who is bullied by a Karate apprentice. Going by the name of Daniel LaRusso, the kid turns to a Karate master to learn the art of karate so that he can best defend himself. The movie follows the journey of Daniel as he learns karate from Mr Miyagi, doing as he says. The movie ends with Daniel’s ultimate victory over his bully. The Karate Kid is a widely revered movie all over the world, and the actors receive all the love for the same, even now.

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The Karate Kid: Netflix Release Date

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With that brief history of the franchise, we can come to the real reason for this post today. It’s because Netflix has decided to bring all the three original movies to its streaming platform. The first three karate kid movies from the 80s all have arrived at Netflix today and are now available for streaming. Netflix had announced in advance the July 1 release date for the franchise, and fans were looking forward to it. So if you’re someone who is just getting into the franchise with Cobra Kai, or someone who’s a fan of the original films and is looking to watch them again, it is going to be a treat for you. You may catch the three original films in the franchise right now on Netflix.

Final Words

All this being said, we are thrilled with the release of the Karate Kid on Netflix. The Karate Kid movies are iconic and fans are surely going to be thrilled with this announcement. The second and third Karate movies are worthwhile additions to the franchise too and we recommend viewers to watch them if they’re piqued with the premise of the movie. We as old time fans of the franchise are going on a binge for sure.

What do you think about this latest development from Netflix? Are you an old fan of the franchise? And what about Cobra Kai? Let us know in the comment section down below.

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Willard Grosshttps://thefranchisehound.com
Willard Gross is a content writer with an eye for detail. He loves to write and create, but he also enjoys reading and analyzing the work of others in order to critique it. With every sentence he writes, Willard strives for perfection: each word should be just right.

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