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How About a Blood-Soaked Mortal Kombat Cartoon?

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge comes out next month and they’ve decided to entice us with a blood-soaked new trailer! Let the cartoon blood flow!

This movie looks interesting…to an extent. It’s weird how the first half of the trailer is all about a cool Scorpion origin story…and then the second half switches over to Liu Kang and company. It’s like the movie wants us to think it’s all Scorpion all the time…but it’s probably just another retelling of the same old Liu Kang story again.

Which is doubly weird, because aren’t we supposed to get a new live action Mortal Kombat movie soon? And won’t that movie probably also focus on Liu Kang’s story in the first tournament? Why do MK producers keep going back to that story? Surely we’re all bored of it by now?

If you had to choose between Scorpion and Liu Kang, I think 99% of us would choose Scorpion.

Or better yet, Sub-Zero! Like this write-up I did last year on my idea for a Mortal Kombat movie! It’s time we leave Liu Kang, Sonya Blade and that third guy in the dust! Focus on the actually interesting characters! You’re already most of the way there with Scorpion’s Revenge!

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They’re Going All In With an Animated Mortal Kombat Movie, Apparently

I just heard of this movie and I think it’s rather silly. The people behind Mortal Kombat are coming out with a new straight-to-DVD animated film called Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge. I think the idea is pretty cool, but the execution looks tame.

From that trailer, it looks like they’re just going to do the first Mortal Kombat tournament all over again. How many times do we need this event portrayed? Why does everybody think that’s the most interesting story in Mortal Kombat lore? Hell, the title of the film is about Scorpion, and he seems to be a major player in the movie…why not just do that?

Do the people behind Mortal Kombat really think we care about Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade? When you’ve got a cool story like that of Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero, why would anybody want Liu Kang to show up?

Last year, I did my own write-up on a plot for a Mortal Kombat movie, one that focused on the second Sub-Zero. He’s a far more interesting character with a far more interesting story than any of the regular Earth realmers. Just putting it out there!

Scorpion’s Revenge comes out this spring.

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