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Mortal Kombat (2021)


6/10: Get over here! It's time to talk about Mortal Kombat. Is it a movie worth watching? Kinda
Friday, May 14, 2021

Honestly while not a flawless victory, this fantasy martial arts adaptation of a 1990s fighting arcade game was not horrible. Like the original PG-13 1995 & 1997 movies, this 2021 reboot also adapted in and out franchise story elements. With the results being that the visuals are too extremely gory. Because of that, this flick came very close to getting an NC-17 title by the MPA. Instead, it got a Rated R rating. With that, this film's gruesomely kills are a lot more memorable than the previous movies big time. Even with all the quick cuts from director Simon McQuoid and his crew, the fights perform by the legit martial artists honestly lives up to the bloody fatalities of the game; along with the somewhat silly unnatural special effects, listenable music and semi beautiful cinematographic backdrops. However, the previous ones do establish the underground fighting tournament for control the Earthrealm a lot better by showing it. Here the...

4/10: I'm the audience for this
Friday, April 30, 2021

ve seen so many reviews of this movie that seem to take great enjoyment making fun of it and saying things like, "Who cares about a Mortal Kombat movie?"Well, I do. I'm the exact audience for this movie, someone who fell in love with the game, saw both of the original films in the theater and have purchased more than my fair share of the multiple sequels and all the DLC that goes with them.So while these holier than thou critics snicker their way through their reviews, please know that this is someone hoping Stryker would show up and someone that grinded to get multiple Scorpion outfits in Mortal Kombat 11.That means that when I mention all the moments why this movie didn't work, it's with sadness.That's because I've been waiting - as have many fans of the game - for this movie for a long time.And this isn't what I...

7/10: 2021 Special Effects, 1990 storyline
Friday, April 23, 2021

I believe that I'm speaking for most fans when I say that I was expecting this to be loyal to the original storyline - a thought that the movie trailer ended right away. Instead we were presented with lots of deviations, and a sort of "prequel" that states a hope to build a cinematic universe around Mortal Kombat for the coming years, which don't get me wrong, is a very good thing. What I do think it's bad is the general acting - regarding some exceptions - along with character build up. Outworld characters appear to fall from the sky with little to no storyline attached to who they are and where they came from, when there was a lot to tell, especially about Shang Tsung, Mileena and Kabal. Actors playing Liu Kang, Kung Lao and particularly Raiden were close to average, along with their argument which was little to none. Kabal's voice was also not adequate to its...

6/10: A Good Way to Waste Some Time
Sunday, May 16, 2021

I've probably played this game a couple of times in the past, but I have never really been all that interested in what I term as beat-em-ups. Then again Mortal Kombat, back in the days, or at least back in the days of the video arcade, was one of those classic games, probably because at the time of its release it was pushing the boundaries of what could be done. Also, they have released eleven versions of the game (which usually means that they have been upgraded for the next generation console), and I have to admit that they do bring in new characters. However, the characters in this movie all come from the original game.Honestly, there isn't much in this film that differs it from many of the other films that I've seen, though I guess it is certainly better than a lot of the rubbish that had been hitting our screens of...

7/10: Pain is the ultimate catalyst
Monday, May 3, 2021

With a title like "Mortal Kombat", your expectations should border on the desire to see a fast paced film with plenty of violent martial arts action, so on that score the picture delivers. Story wise, it comes across as pretty standard and predictable, with champions of the Earthrealm battling the forces of Outworld to prevent the world from falling under the evil influence of super baddie Shang Tsung (Chin Han). One thing that took me out of the picture for a moment was when turncoat Kano (Josh Lawson) made reference to David Copperfield in 1617 Japan; where was the film's editor on that one? The picture does suffer from a handful of scenes that are too dark, never a good thing for fight scenes because it's like letting the audience know that what you're looking at couldn't occur in real life. The most gruesome scene for me was when Kung Lao (Max Huang) sliced the vampire...

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