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Nothing In This World Has Prepared You For This.
For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and superhuman foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time.
Mortal Kombat is essentially a live action cartoon - there are no rules of physics applied, no real set-up beyond a somewhat vague desire for the lead to get revenge upon the thing that killed his brother followed by a strange tournament for world domination, and even beyond the plotting is an atmosphere so insane and in and of itself that it's completely otherworldly. There are gorgeous Thailand settings, sure, but with them is an array of Saturday morning goofiness, complete with all the crazy fantasy sets, four-armed-princes, odd-ball ironic one liners and visually abstract fights.
The plot is close Enter the Dragon, bordering on being a full-out batch of thievery if not for the tone taken with the material.…
So incredibly cheesy, but quite a bit of fun.
There's a new trailer for Mortal Kombat X online. I'm going to get it. Just so I can rip off heads, limbs and beat the living shit out of a bunch of colourfully pathetic characters whose development has stretched as far as you can stretch your nipples (please do not try and stretch your nipples as far as you can, or you can, but post pictures, or don't. We're starting to see every member's nipples anyway, might as well make it a group thing)
There's not doubt that this film is shit. But it's the gloriously cheesy type of shit. And it's tonnes of fun for idiots like me, and seeing all the characters and their horrific portrayals,…
Mortal Kombat is so damn stupid.
So so so so so stupid.
So incredibly and masterfully stupid that it almost begins to transcend itself.
But I love every minute of it.
Now, this review could possibly end up being me endlessly praising the Mortal Kombat video game, but ill try to keep it brief on that front. I grew up on Mortal Kombat. I remember playing it in the arcades when I could also and sneaking into my brothers room to play MKII on the Sega while they weren't home. They never let me play.... If my parents caught them letting me see spine rippings and spike impalings, we wouldve all be dead.
Growing up with the series, I always…
This was the shit when I was 12 and I still dig it 18 years later.
I watched this film years ago when I was a kid. And there is still a reason why it's my favourite film of all time. one: It's Mortal Kombat, Two: it has one of the best soundtracks of all time, Three: the fighting and the choreographing is phenomenal and the acting is.....pretty much fine. Mostly because Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa plays as Shang Tsung and I think he and Christopher Lambert (Raiden) saved the acting part of the film. Still forget the second one because wow! they screwed up big time with that if you have never seen this before then have a watch and you shouldn't be disappointed.....hopefully :D
Before giving us the "Resident Evil" series, Paul W. S. Anderson gave us "Mortal Kombat". This was during a time when these adaptations were just cranking out in theaters and failing with each one. However, "Mortal Kombat" is one of the better video game adaptations. It is more faithful to the source material than any of the video game adaptations that came before like "Super Mario Bros." Some have complained that the movie was poor because of the lack of violence that made the series so popular. I honestly don't care. To me, the movie is awesome with or without blood. It does an excellent job presenting the characters from the game on the big screen. characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero…
20 years later and it's still awesome ! And I don't mean only the movie.I also mean the best 90's dance track ever !
I haven't the foggiest idea of what was happening most of the time, which I should have expected since I was only watching this film because of its appearance on How Did This Get Made podcast. I wish the theme song was on Spotify. It was made for gym playlists!
It's a dumb movie, but it's honestly pretty enjoyable. Especially if you like cheesy fight scenes and early 90s special effects (I do).
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Starts off kind of fine and ... not terrible. For a video game movie, I'd say it's alright/good. Sadly, things fall apart, ironically whenever there is fighting. I think there's something to be studied when it comes to video game movies, especially video game fighting movies! Lastly, what if P.T. Anderson had directed this film? Think about that!
Oh, and it does actually look very good on blu-ray.
P.S. listen to the Mortal Kombat podcast of "How did this get made?"
I'm an enormous fan of Paul WS Anderson's work, but my goodness is this a bad movie. It's not even bad in an interesting way--it's just lazy and uninspired.
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