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How About Another Animated Mortal Kombat?

I never got around to watching Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. It’s on my hard drive somewhere and perhaps I will one of these days. I definitely should watch it ahead of its brand new sequel. Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms.

I definitely want to watch this new film because it has my favorite character, Smoke. That’s all it takes for me to watch. The animation looks really good in these movies. And it’s probably going to be far more accurate to the games and lore than the live action movie we got only a couple of months ago.

HBO should just make an ongoing Mortal Kombat cartoon series. Netflix got a lot of traction out of that awesome Castlevania show. A Mortal Kombat show could run for plenty of seasons, with so many characters. Think about it, HBO Max! You need more foundational shows!

Battle of the Realms comes out on Aug. 31.

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6 Things I Hated the Most in the New Mortal Kombat Movie

So here’s the deal: I had a couple of ideas for a Mortal Kombat movie themed List of Six. I could have done one of my usual review lists, like I did for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier last week. I also thought about doing a list of what I’d like to see in a sequel. But after watching the movie twice, once in theaters and once at home, my only real take away from the new Mortal Kombat movie is how much of it sucks.

Movie Rating: 4/10 – Pretty Bad.

Overall, I’d rate the movie as less than average. Parts of it are really cool. They do the fighting well enough, they do the gore very well, a lot of the characters are quality adaptations, and overall I’d rate the movie as a watchable action flick. But man oh man, do they make a lot of stupid character and plot decisions. So much so that those are the only real takeaways I have from Mortal Kombat. What boneheads made these choices?

Join me after the jump for the dumbest things in the Mortal Kombat movie that really stick in my craw. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie.

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6 Characters I Want to See in the Mortal Kombat Movie

The day will soon be upon us when we have a new live action Mortal Kombat movie to enjoy. The movie has been pretty quiet — until last week, when the first trailer dropped and blew all of our minds! What a great trailer! The Mortal Kombat movie looks pretty damn good!

If they’re on the poster, why aren’t they the stars of the movie?

Even more exciting about the trailer was the number of character cameos sprinkled throughout. We knew the likes of Liu Kang, Sub-Zero and Raiden were going to be in the movie — along with an original character named Cole, for some reason — but we saw glimpses of Reptile, Goro, Nitara and more! How exciting! I love the whole roster of Mortal Kombat characters. It was a geeky obsession of mine when I was a kid. So if this movie does indeed feature a ton of character cameos, I have a few suggestions.

Join me after the jump for the Mortal Kombat characters I really, really, really want to see show up in the new movie!

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The New Mortal Kombat Move is Just Going For It!

At long last, the first trailer for the new live action Mortal Kombat movie has arrived. And jeez louise, people, this movie is just going for it! They’re not being the least bit subtle. Just live action Mortal Kombat in all its glory!

I’m sharing the trailer here on my blog, but it’s a red band, so you may need to just click the link through to YouTube to watch. It’s definitely worth the trouble!

I don’t even know where to begin with this trailer! We saw a bunch of posters for characters yesterday, but clearly the movie is going to be chockful of Mortal Kombat characters. We saw Goro, we saw Reptile, and I think we saw my boy Smoke at one point! And that’s not mentioning all the main characters, like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Jax and a billion others! Again, this movie is just going for it!

Digital effects simply weren’t up to snuff back when the first movie came out. Perhaps now we’re ready!

Mortal Kombat comes to theaters and/or HBO Max on April 16!

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There Are New Video Games Coming Out After All!

We have not been completely abandoned! There will be new video games coming out in the near future, so at least that’s something to get excited about. I still haven’t bought that Nintendo Switch, but new games for some of the consoles I do own will be great!

Like The Last of Us II! I have avoided all of the leaked plot details, so I’m still excited about this one.

That video is called an “official story trailer”, but I don’t think it tells us the story at all. Other than Ellie is up against some more trouble in the fungus zombie apocalypse.

The Last of Us II comes out on June 19.

Meanwhile, Mortal Kombat 11 is apparently going to drop some new story DLC. Has Mortal Kombat ever done that before?

I could be interested in that. I usually only play the new Mortal Kombat games for the characters and the story. They’ve been adding new firefighters right along for the past year, which amazes me. Is the Mortal Kombat gaming community so strong that people are still excited about random new character additions all these months and months later?

Perhaps that’s why they’re going with full story DLC this time, to entice people like me back. The addition of Sheeva doesn’t hurt. I’ve always liked her as a character. But Fujin is a weird choice to add. And I could care less about Robocop. I have never been interested in the non-MK characters in the game.

Either way, the new Mortal Kombat 11 expansion will arrive on May 26.

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