'Mortal Kombat' movie from 'Aquaman' director to shoot later this year

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  1. raxadian

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    This seems a recipe for disaster.

    First, making it a reboot but focusing on a new character.

    Second, having a "chosen one" that's a boxer instead of at least kickboxing.

    And third, it will be probably ruin the fights because of trying to make a boxer win MK.
     
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  2. CORE

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    Damn sounds like they s***ing on it before it even gets put into production.
     
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    Anybody remember the MK tv show?
     
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    IMDB says Lawrence Kasanoff is still listed as a producer.
    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0440415/?ref_=tt_ov_dr

    Yes, he was involved in the first two movies and the TV series twenty years ago – but he spend a substantial amount of the time since then on a little thing called Foodfight, which is such a colossal embarrassment that it is astonishing anyone ever decided to give him any money ever again. This bodes poorly.
     
  5. raxadian

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    I do, it was surprisingly okay for the budget they had, too had the airtimes sucked.
     
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    Heh...I got some nice memories of that mortal kombat movie (especially the soundtrack). Sure, it was campy, but at least it followed the storyline and gave what the (young) audience wanted. Good to see that opinion shared.

    Alongside the opinion of the sequel, because Jezus...I want my money AND my couple of life hours back on that one.

    While true, I think it would be better suited to mention that he directed Saw, Insidious and the conjuring. Yes, they're horror movies. No, they're not "just" campy horror fests (note: he directed the FIRST saw. Not the garbage that all the sequels quickly became).

    Because if there is one thing that the original movie lacked, then it was a lack of blood. In fact, it had a complete absence of blood. And while I'm not really one to demand a gruesome kill ratio in movies, it would be stupid not to have it in a mortal kombat movie. I mean...it would be like porting a Jane Austen novel to a video game and not including dialogue.
     
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    I was so hyped for Annihilation what a wasted opportunity.

    MOVIE SPOILERS
     
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    I mean, best of the 90s maybe? when you're comparing it to mario bros. and street fighter...I guess you could consider it the best out of all of those. I think I liked street fighter more because it felt more like a really crappy B movie, but that's neither here nor there. Point is, it's not exactly a high bar. I think it wins mainly because, yes, technically it is a movie. plus, it's not crazy far off from the games.

    But not the second one. Not sure that one counts as a movie.
     
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    ( Or maybe he just dies :yay: )


    To top it off I also heard this about the film but hopefully this gets changed

    In addition, Raiden will be depicted as a teenager - although Many of the other characters, such as Sonya, Mileena, Jax etc, seem to be more closely based on their video game counterparts.

    Oh, and no Sub Zero or Scorpion? Not going to be a popular decision!

    Greg Russo is also doing the writing for the Resident Evil Reboot

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    Here is a list from rotten tomatoes ranking 41 movies (It's missing a handful of movies)
     
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    Man, rotten tomato is weird. it's so high on the ranking somehow! I mean, I was laughing the whole time I was watching mortal kombat, so maybe. But I think the year they were released and the different standards might affect things? I mean, I know animated pokemon movies aren't the best in the world...but are they really ALL worse than the mario bros. movie? XD
     
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    I mean at the time where CG wasn't really a thing it got away with some stuff the only thing that I loved from that movie was the forest scene because back then that was something new done with Scorpion but with pg13 rating and a small budget and Power Rangers being popular this is what we got :blink:

    if the new movie has blood and gore and great visuals it will probably be at least entertaining like deadpool
     
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    From what I have read here it really starting to sound like crap they just should pickup on Legacy instead just not 10mins or so long. A more modern version of Conquest.
     
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    I think it's more that MK movie is in a lot of ways made by fans and for fans - it executed the whole "campy martial arts east-meets-west" thing well while also giving proper respect to source material. As silly and B-movieish as it is in general, the casting and costume design are actually pretty good (especially compared to SF or DoA movies), fights are entertaining, there are lotsa decent references, actors know what they're in for and have a blast with their roles, and it seems to be made by people who both love the game and had a lot of fun doing the project.

    On its own, it's hardly a masterpiece, but it really respects fans instead of doing the whole "let's make it for everyone by stripping source material of its identity" shtick so many other vg adaptations go for, which is why MK fans still have such a fun time watching the thing - and in a way, that makes it the perfect videogame movie.
     
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    Perhaps that's why. As someone who only played the games, and knew the character but none of the lore, it felt familiar but didn't feel much like a movie. Felt more like an assemblage of action pieces than any kind of coherent movie. Which, I guess given the source material, is also accurate XD.

    I place it alongside other B movies that are hilarious to watch/you get something out of it. I hope this new one still appeals to the fans though. No sense having a movie about a thing if you don't include the fans in on it.
     
  15. CORE

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    Chris Casamassa Awesome aka Scorpion in both 1st movie and conquest aka Takeda.
     
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    I own both mk movies on blu ray love the guilty pleasure of mk annihilation
     
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    I just couldn't stand to see the second movie again.

    The movie outrages me too much to even have fun making fun of it.
     
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    I always watched the credits at the end of the first movie. Music was lit, especially this one:

    Utah Saints Take on the Theme from "Mortal Kombat'


    MORTAL KOMBAT!!!
     
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