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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.
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…
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 no 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…
not as good as it's box office hit of sequel
Cinco estrelas pq é histórico! (Pr'um garoto de apartamento que fui)
I know what you might be thinking...how in the blue hell is this film a 4 star rated film? It hit the rights notes of cheese for me. That techno music gets me pumped...nobody ever says that, but it's hard not to when you that "Mortal Kombat!"
Every man is responsible for his own destiny.
Johnny Cage is hilarious. The soundtrack is legendary. I have no more to say.
Admit it! you like this too! as far as guilty pleasure martial arts throw away movies go, this is a good one.
Lo mejor que ha hecho Paul W.S. Anderson. Lo mejor que ha hecho Robin Shou. Y la mejor adaptación de un videojuego al cine.
Eso si, no soporta el paso del tiempo ni de coña, pero un aplauso al encargado del diseño de escenarios porque vaya pasada.
Es mi placer culpable.
This film isn't that much better than Street Fighter, it's just slightly worse.
In a hopelessly dated world inhabited by fog machines and blue lights, Liu Kang must deal with a underdeveloped character arc and face his destiny. To fulfill this destiny he must battle through a series of sloppily edited and perfunctory fight scenes, the most interesting of which will not involve him. His worst foe of all will be a computer-generated being that vaguely resembles a reptile of some sort. If he can survive all of that, he will face his enemy, his self and his worst fear in succession. We will know which one he is facing thanks to helpful cutaways to a character that feels like…
If you've never seen in your life, unless you are very fan of the series probably will not like.
Absolutely the movie most watched in my childhood. An incredible feeling nostalgic to watch it again after so long. I can even consider the best movie based on games. Totally made for fun and see your favorite characters come to life. It has a heavy fan service which I think is what most captivates me in the film.
As well as several B-movies of the 90s, this is one more that was marked in my life
I have seen this movie multiple times and I will continue to revisit it because it's absolutely entertaining. As a fan of the videogames, seeing some of the characters come to life and kicking ass to a great soundtrack (that I still own and love) gives me a rush of nostalgia fun. Although some vfx are laughable, there are some pretty great set designs and believe it or not some great cinematography.
All the films I could find that QT uses as reference points in his films.
1-48 Reservoir Dogs (Django of…
This list is complied from the films mentioned in Jack Lehtonen's Mubi list on vulgar auteurism, the films mentioned in…