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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.
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.
Easiest review ever. Anyone who doesn't give this a 5/5 is nuts.
adoro. meu jogo de luta favorito. tenho ele na minha coleção.
Mortal Kombat is a movie completely eclipsed by its bonkers soundtrack. Paul W. S. Anderson's work is predictably subpar, but I can't decide if the theme song is terrible, or the best song ever created. Originally written for the game but appropriated by the movie, it's the one big takeaway, by this viewer and by society at large. Too bad the actual movie is not of equal noteworthiness, instead collapsing into misplaced stakes and weird characters.
So, there's a martial arts tournament between dimensions. If one dimension defeats another dimension ten times in a row, the victorious dimension can invade the loser. Outworld's been kicking the crap out of Earthrealm for nine of the previous tournaments, and the tenth one…
Nope, still no fun to watch
Full review at: fanboynation.com/mortal-kombat-1995/
Working from a script by Kevin Droney, a television writer working on his first feature film, director Paul W.S. Anderson would be making his second feature film and the first of many video game adaptations of his career. Anderson is hailed by those who refer to him as a Vulgar Auteurist, something I’ve talked about before. The basic tenets of Vulgar Auteurism is that Anderson makes movies short on plot or writing but have an emphasis on constructing lean action films, with a classical construction of action sequences. While there are gaps in my viewing of Anderson’s filmography, I’ve never seen anything to indicate that Anderson is worthy of this, or any, praise.
Before we get…
Very, Very good movie all together. Sometimes the plot and dialogue was a *bit* weak, but this is heaven compared to the next movie. Sheesh.
Paul Anderson delivers his ode to videogaming full of bad CGI, with a memorable techno score.
The film is relatively disjointed and not helped by quips that fall flat. Goro looks partly impressive, but makes little use of his second sets of arms. In fact the whole film is severely lacking in fanservice, and that could have added something
The Costrada: A fight decided by a bucket beats out a montage of beaten opponents falling to the ground, and a nice dress.
So those were 1995 special effects? There were times when they were worse than todays storyboard previsualizations.
What was ok about the movie? Well, some of the fights had moments - although the choreography certainly wasn't always there. And I smiled at some of Johnny Cage wise cracks. That is pretty much it.
Bad dialog, messy and possibly impossible to follow plot logic. Really should be a rifftrax.
It's pretty clear that Bridget Wilson wasn't an actress with a ton of range, but it seems like someone should have been able to use her angry features.
The issue with Mortal Kombat isn’t that it’s simply an egregiously atrocious film.
The problem lies within the lack of fun it allows itself to have, an issue when you’re adapting from a video game founded on the premise of having a completely nonsensical, fun time.
Generally grouped alongside the equally disastrous Street Fighter film, the 1995 Paul W.S. Anderson movie feels like one of the oddest acid trips you can take without actually placing a tab on the tip of your tongue.
As previously mentioned, Mortal Kombat is based on Konami’s legendary fighting game franchise, set in an alternate universe made up of six different realms that were created by the Elder Gods. In the first Mortal Kombat game,…
Yes, it's cheesy. Yes, the special effects are dated. But that's honestly the charm of this film. It has somehow transcended all of the video game-based movie trash out there (including its own sequel). Let's of course not forget the amazing soundtrack.
- Sharky's Machine
- Absence of Malice
- On Golden Pond
- Richard Pryor: Live on the Sunset Strip
- Angels with Dirty Faces
- The Wizard of Oz
- Gone with the Wind
- White Heat
All the films I could find that QT uses as reference points in his films.
1-48 Reservoir Dogs (Django of…
- Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell
- Assault on Precinct 13
- The Fog
- Escape from New York
This list is complied from the films mentioned in Jack Lehtonen's Mubi list on vulgar auteurism, the films mentioned in…