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Fish 11:11 AM 02-18-2021
New Mortal Kombat movie set to release April 16, 2021. Looks like some cheesy bloody fun...


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Gravedigger 03:08 PM 04-24-2021
They setup Cole like they setup Alice in the Resident Evil movie. Why is this person ahead of other main characters of the actual series? Why does this character have the ability to do what they do? Why introduce a new character when you will likely have to kill him off eventually so the other characters can shine instead of trying to write your own story that never happened or had the chance of happening in source material? I'll watch a sequel, but if they keep making Cole a big deal, I might lose interest just like I did with the RE franchise of movies after the second one.

Other than that, same thing as everyone else, Kano was awesome, Sub Zero was well done, and when Scorpion and Sub Zero tangle, it's the best fight of the movie hands down. Kung Lao was spot on, Liu Kang was underwhelming and more of a human fortune cookie than a fighter, I don't see how he reaches the heights of what he's supposed to become, especially with Cole in the way. Maybe when they introduce Kitana that'll be his man viagra and he'll bounce back. Jax and Sonya were well played, the other villains are forgettable, with Reiko being a villain in one of the worst acted fight scenes I've ever seen when he goes against Jax, he just screams a bunch and when he takes a hit it looks so damn fake lol. This movie needed to be 20 more minutes of fight scenes for me to say great things about it, but it was good, worth snagging your family's HBO Max credentials to watch it.
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Ceej 04:18 PM 04-24-2021
My assumption is Cole will be killed off once JC is introduced.

Also, I'm okay with Goro being killed off, I GUESS.

But, I want Sheeva, Kintaro or Motaro in the next movie.
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Wallcrawler 05:21 PM 04-24-2021
Originally Posted by Ceej:
My assumption is Cole will be killed off once JC is introduced.

Also, I'm okay with Goro being killed off, I GUESS.

But, I want Sheeva, Kintaro or Motaro in the next movie.

That was complete horseshit.

Goro, Grand Champion of Mortal Kombat. Killed by a turd who just got his ass kicked earlier by a nobody in a fight club. And not even in the tournament itself. So stupid and unearned.

It should have been another reptilian. It took 3 to kill the first one, maybe I buy that he could learn his dumbass ability and kill one on his own, but Goro?

Get of my face with that noise he could kill Goro. Raiden banished him back to his family because he had no ability, and would be a liability to the group.

And then he just facerapes one of the strongest characters in the lore? Just like that? Use your uppercut daddy? Lmmfao get the fuck outta here.
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Sorry 05:43 PM 04-24-2021
Yeah Goro being killed like that is absolute bullshit. I would’ve had more respect if they threw us a curve ball and had goro killed all of them right then and there.. now that would’ve been epic and unexpected and great story telling.
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The Franchise 05:49 PM 04-24-2021
My only issue was the whole Goro thing. I don’t think he should have been in this movie at all. Save him for later.

Shang Tsung should have sent someone shitty to go kill Cole. Let him defeat someone lesser.
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Fish 08:08 PM 04-24-2021
Originally Posted by ThaVirus:
I thought it lacked the charm of the original but I was still entertained. As you'd expect, there was some clunky dialogue, a convoluted story, and the low budget really took some bite out of the costume design and fight choreography. That said, Kano stole the show and the fatalities were pretty awesome.

Also, the idea of the dragon mark and arcana was a fresh take. I'm not entirely sure how I feel about it, but I definitely didn't hate it, I know that much. I am a little confused as to what Cole's arcana was supposed to be, though..

Spoiler!
Yeah, pretty good points.

Spoiler!

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The Franchise 09:36 PM 04-24-2021
Scorpion yelling “GET OVER HERE!” put a smile on my face though.
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Tribal Warfare 11:11 PM 04-24-2021
Originally Posted by The Franchise:
Scorpion yelling “GET OVER HERE!” put a smile on my face though.
IMO, they should've used Ed Boon's original voice over
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arrowheadnation 11:20 PM 04-24-2021
They should have named it: Mortal Kombat Undercard
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BigBeauford 06:02 AM 04-25-2021
Somehow a movie chock full of cringe fan-service did not give the fans what they wanted. Trash ass movie. Just watch the original.
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Zebedee DuBois 01:05 PM 04-25-2021
I can't imagine there is much of an audience for this outside of people who played the video game. Otherwise it is a "B" film, superficial as can be.

Perhaps that video gaming population is sufficient to make a profit, IDK.
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ThaVirus 01:34 PM 04-25-2021
Originally Posted by Fish:
Was pretty disappointing to see Liu Kang use his powers as a spaceheater about as many times as he actually shoots any fireballs. The fire dragon was cool though. [/SPOILER]
:-) Damn, that's no shit right there.

But yeah, the dragon was cool.
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Stryker 09:07 PM 04-25-2021
Guys, this was AWESOME! This destroys the first two films from the mid to late 90"s (95 and 97 to be exact). This was a hang your brain at the door and enjoy the ride type of movie. I liked it and can't wait for the next one. :-)
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KC_Lee 07:18 AM 04-26-2021
It's a tough ask to create a Mortal Kombat movie in this day and age that are worse than Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) but this movie accomplishes that task in spades. The story in convoluted, the characters plain, wooden (Kano being the one exception) and utterly forgettable, and the costumes look like something from a Troma flick from the 80's.

The charm, if you can call it that, of the original movies from the 90's is that these movies helped enhance and expand the storyline from the game. This most recent nostalgia cash grab, and let's be honest that's what this was, neither enhances or expands the story or the characters from the games.

What the producers of this movie missed is the fact that the Mortal Kombat games have a deep and expansive story that has been a huge part of the games. You get to play through the story as different characters and be part of the plot as it unfolds. Hell, the writing, plot and voice acting from the story mode from MK 10 and MK 11 are light years ahead of this dreck.

I couldn't even enjoy this movie as a "shut your mind of and enjoy mindless entertainment" type flick. It's not a dumb action movie, it insults my intelligence as a long time fan of the franchise. Maybe the next movie, if it gets made, will be better but I have my doubts.

And if you have around 12 free hours, here's all the cut scenes from MK 9, MK 10, and MK 11.

Spoiler!

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Tribal Warfare 09:13 AM 04-26-2021

Johnny Cage isn't in #MortalKombat because Kano was in the film. Says writer Greg Russo:

"Ultimately the reason he's not in there is because of Kano, and we ended up loving Kano [Josh Lawson] in that role more." https://t.co/Wf3nA1fMgJ pic.twitter.com/JDkehDzm1q

— Screen Rant (@screenrant) April 26, 2021

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