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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.
Gosh, that's a fun, stupid movie.
This movie is relentless with its fight scenes. It almost never stops punching once the "tournament" starts. I never realized until now that they really didn't say jack about how the tournament works. It just starts and then you wander the island and fight people? Cool.
I also love the art direction, and there's surprisingly little embarassing about the special effects.
I was going to watch the sequel directly afterwards, but I was suffering from exhaustion from just watching all the punches.
My Opinion at Age 7:
MORTAL KOMBAT!!!!!! (translation: I loved it)
My Opinion Now:
The plot was horrendous, the characters were blah, and the action sequences looked like something from a shitty Power Rangers episode. The only strength that this movie has is its length.
This is When Paul W.S Anderson was a okay director until resident evil came out.
In which... everyone ended up with one of the worlds most catchy movie-tie-in-theme-songs stuck in their head... not a great film, but possibly ahead of it's time, and on the ladder of video-game films probably still nearer the top of the pile.
August 18, 1995. The day I fell in love with movies. Sure I was a huge fan before but when my Dad and I saw MK on opening day in that crappy local theater with DTS surround sound at the age of 9, I became a believer. Most film fans have that one movie that clinched their obsession and love for the art, this was mine. And while my nostalgia clouds some of the most blatant problems this movie has, it's still a blast to watch year after year. No other film has impacted me as much, sure it may sound silly to hold a movie like this in such high regard, but man I love this movie.
Happy 19th, MK.
johnny cage punches a monster in the balls
I'd pay full theater admission - at current prices, not just back in 1995 - to see the Scorpion/Johnny Cage fight again and again. I did back then - I went to see this each of the first 5 days of its release. It's the best movie adaption of a video game there's ever been. And it's a fun movie on its own.
I understand that "Mortal Kombat" is not a good film by any measure. But it moves at a good pace, the fight scenes are well choreographed, and it never pretends to be anything more than what it is. I was entertained by this movie, and since it has no greater ambition than that I can't argue against it.
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