I've always been interested in what other people are seeing and watching, and naturally, I love looking at Weekend Box…
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.…
With its video game origins, dubious special effects, and limited script, Paul W.S. Anderson's "Mortal Kombat" can never be accused of being a great piece of cinema. With its self-deprecating sense of humor, nicely assembled cast, and determination to build a mythology that enhances it video game origins, however, the adventure film almost completely engages. It may not be the most accomplished cinematic work, but it is a lot of fun.
The story revolves around a group of fighters recruited to face off in a distant land. There is magic and martial arts, and the narrative tries hard to build a mythology based on the popular video game. That mythology allows the game's characters to take center stage while expanding…
Is this the best video-game to film adaptation ever made? Considering the plethora of genuine awfulness made - this is actually one of them - this is the only film that sort of captures the essence of its original game. Ridiculous and over-the-top cheesiness but it deals with its adaptation in a way that doesn't require a unique space or point of view which is ultimately a hindrance to so many other adaptations.
Space is what makes a video game a video game in the modern world; to be able to explore this space as a character - a character you're personally experiencing - perhaps contributing to a closer connection than a film because essentially you become this character. The…
So incredibly cheesy, but quite a bit of fun.
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…
Why isnt the rest of the movie as awesome as its theme song
One of those enjoyable bad flicks. Luckily I was drunk enough for it (should have been drunker).
************Cue intense Techo Music**********
This movie is even worse than I remembered it being.
Sure I could go into detail about all the stuff they get wrong, but I don't want to waste anymore time on this piece of shit than I have already.
What I will do is leave this link to the Director's filmography right here.
Feel free to look it over and remind yourself how much bullshit this guy has released on a mass audience. Look at it, soak it all in and then take a moment to ponder the eternal question........ How does this putz still get work??
I'm just going to say that no film has ever done cheesy action movies this well and this cheesy. It's all a very striking balance and this thing does it perfectly.
Backgrounded library BLU while revising Schrodinger. Cup of coffee and banana.
Oh the might was tested and fatal things happened but mostly bloodless. Story is still over the place but the cliffhanger just leads you wanting more
This 1995 American fantasy action film, based on the 1992 fighting video game ‘Mortal Kombat’, is directed by Paul W. S. Anderson and stars Robin Shou, Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, Carey-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Talisa Soto and Christopher Lambert.
A decisive tournament looms between two realms; Earth and Outworld. Created by the Elder Gods, if Outworld win their 10th Mortal Kombat tournament, the portal opens between the two realms and the forces of evil, led Emperor Shao Khan, will be free to invade and conquer Earth.
Evil sorcerer Shang-Tsung (Tagawa) hosts the tournament for the Emperor. God of Thunder and defender of the Earth Realm, Lord Raiden (Lambert), assembles three mighty warriors to battle Tsung’s forces – Shaolin monk Lui Kang (Shou),…
Big dumb fun. But actually not that much fun. 2 quails.
All the films I could find that QT uses as reference points in his films.
1-48 Reservoir Dogs (Django of…
Or more specifically, actors who were fired, replaced, pulled out or simply cut out of movies, often due to 'creative…