Mortal Kombat (retrospective)

Can you handle a surprise break from our previous subject? Guess it’s time to TEST YOUR MIGHT

Ooh, did I ever love this when I was a kid. Like many in my generation I got caught up in the hype around this franchise, and went gaga over the film adaptation when it came out. Since then even its former fans have turned their noses up at it, but it needs a re-appraisal. No better time than the present.

1) Liu Kang vs Nameless Thug

The Fighters:

  • Liu Kang, a Shaolin monk who has only reluctantly joined the tournament because hahahahaha you didn’t REALLY think I was going to do Mortal Kombat, did you? This movie is terrible. Gah, I’d grade the Van Damme Street Fighter movie before I did this one, because even though it’s objectively worse it’s also way more amusing in its badness. April Fool’s, sucker.

Back to regular updates tomorrow. As for this terrible trick… well, I won’t say I’m sorry.

Recommended Links: Why Mortal Kombat fighters should never show mercy.

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2 comments on “Mortal Kombat (retrospective)

  1. Deborah K. says:

    well. played. sir. i saw the title come up in my feed reader and i got mildy excited.

  2. Drizzt78@gmail.com says:

    Personally I always thought the first MK was rather solid. For *some* goddamn reason every attempt to do a tournament movie / just rip off Enter the Dragon doesn’t go with the simple and easy to follow structure of the original, and that’s one mistake MK avoids. Also, pretty much all the points in this here review:
    http://jabootu.net/?p=692

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