The original Mortal Kombat movie is one of the truest video game adaptations when looking at the source material. Mortal Kombat itself never had much substance till the movie came out, believe it or not before the movie Kano was portrayed as an American character. But there hasn’t been an adaptation or Mortal Kombat since (Annulation is an abomination and it doesn’t exist!) till now and this was fun!
So we all know the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero, one of them is commonly someone’s favorite character (Sub-Zero is mine) so I was excited to see a movie based off of Scorpion since it’ll be epic ninja action. And since this one was rated R and animated it was going to be able to really stay true to the source materiel, since many games have come out with true substance and character development.
While its title is based on Scorpion, he was barely there…It was as usual focused on Liu Kang more than anyone else. Besides Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade the rest of the characters were side characters, to the point when they came back you forgot they were there. While Mortal Kombat is known for it, the dialogue was painful to listen to most of the time.
Overall it was a legitimate Mortal Kombat movie that did stay true to the source materiel and it was left open for a sequel which is exciting. However, remember that when you watch it, it is a Mortal Kombat movie, I give this a 6.5/10
- A true Mortal Kombat Movie
- Gloriously violent
- Characters were who you expected them to be
- Lots of references to the games
- Terrible dialogue
- Little substance
- Most of the characters were side characters
- Johnny Cage was such a douche bag