OMG!!! that is exactly it.It's like a kids' movie with violence.
Cole is not the baby, he was born many generations later. But yeah, they shouldn't have mentioned the baby being female, only created confusion.Also I was confused by some plot points, isn't the baby saved in the beginning referred to as "sister"?
To make it even more confusing they also mentioned that the main character was an orphen. Figured Raiden just dropped him off in Chicago right after the opening scene.Cole is not the baby, he was born many generations later. But yeah, they shouldn't have mentioned the baby being female, only created confusion.
Yeah, Just watch some Youtube videos of the fatalities and save yourself the time and headache.Well this thread sure has lowered my expectations from "This might actually be a decent movie adaptation" to "I guess I still want to see the fatalities"
TBH I think the tournament is meant to be part 2 because MKII in out world is kind of whacky? Why not string it out said only an out of touch WB EXEC. Who knows though maybe they are meaning to drag it out and MKIII is the tournament having learned the wrong lesson from padding out the Hobbit into 3 films. This is like almost a prequel in a sense. Wasn’t terrible but it felt like they deliberately made it full of lore building filler and trying to make you care about generic MMA dude. It would have been a huge payoff if this was the Johnny Cage story and it’s like he just chooses JC as his stage name and decides to persue acting?I have no idea who wrote the movie but this is so far removed from the actual game and the 90’s movie.
First where was the actual tournament, we had no ships, or Shang Tsungs island Shang Tsung over looking the fights. A whole movie and we didn’t even get a Tournament fight. Cole was shit this whole prophecy stuff was poorly conceptualised, like MK was never about a “chosen one” it was about the Tournament not some prophecy BS. Those markings were a stupid idea and the power you get from them.
Liu Kang and Kung lo were nothing even Shang Tsungs soul rip was done poorly. Raiden did nothing of importance considering it was his realm that was under threat he didn’t seem to care, only moan that the fighter weren’t ready IMO Chris Lambart did a way better Raiden in the original 90s movie. At least they tried with Sonya but even then she was done poorly getting cock blocked to the Tournament because she lacked a marking but could knock Kano on his ass.
Jax was a side character that added nothing other than getting his arms rekt by Sub Zero.
Where the fuck was Cage? We got Cole a no body but they couldn’t put Cage in? At least he could have added some humour.
Goro’s entrance was even a nothing burger like that guy was a sub boss in the game why couldn’t they get Goro rip Jax’s arms off In a pre Tournament exhibition match or something. Oh that’s right there was no Tournament.
Where the fuck were the elder gods or Shao Kahn who Shang Tsung serves it is him that wants earth. We got no never realm or outworld shots where was Kitana? She plays a role in every game except for Mk1.
Hanzo and Bi Han were done surprisingly well which makes the whole movie even worse because it started so well if those 2 would have loved to see Hanzo tearing his way through outworlds hell for his revenge. Liked the nods to their specific clans.
The fighting was done very well in some scenes but needed more to be more brutal this is what MK is about afterall it is about the Brutality.
Honestly MK11 did a much better story for Mk than this 90 million dollar movie did.
and it’s nearly 4hrs long. Should have just got the MK team to make another video game movie, probably would have been cheaper.
I could go on but meh 2/10
She looked like she came from that movie Beautiful Creatures or whatever it was called.Movie was awful, but I actually love Nitara in this movie despite only being in it for like twenty seconds and being merely a prop for Kung Lao's fatality.
If they ever bring anything from this movie into the game it should be her design.
I'm saying if they bring her back, use this design. Instead of whatever the fuck this is supposed to be.She looked like she came from that movie Beautiful Creatures or whatever it was called.
And nah, there are already some weird forgettable characters in MK10&11. We don't need more.
TBH I think the tournament is meant to be part 2 because MKII in out world is kind of whacky? Why not string it out said only an out of touch WB EXEC. Who knows though maybe they are meaning to drag it out and MKIII is the tournament having learned the wrong lesson from padding out the Hobbit into 3 films. This is like almost a prequel in a sense. Wasn’t terrible but it felt like they deliberately made it full of lore building filler and trying to make you care about generic MMA dude. It would have been a huge payoff if this was the Johnny Cage story and it’s like he just chooses JC as his stage name and decides to persue acting?
The fact that the first 7 minutes and fight scenes are as good as they are leads me to believe the director got railroaded by committee like the Snyderverse. I liked parts of it but it reaks of WB’s typical MO of meddling and reshoots which is even worse during COVID. Just look at how much better Zack Snyder’s Justice League, BvS and Watchmen Directors cuts are: cut content makes for a disjointed story. You can almost tell the cinematography fight choreography and VFX are all on point and the film is at its best when there’s very little dialogue: visually its interesting but padded out with weird subplots.i enjoyed it enough
but i wish i could say "now that was a fucking mortal kombat movie"
it's a cheaply made dumb movie that feels like a student film project
the two from the 90s still remain firmly planted on the throne
if people wanna watch a proper MK movie they should go watch those and they'll get.. wow.. they'll get infinitely more MK value from that than they will from this
however there was some awesome stuff in this
subzero was by far the strongest performance, the actor brought his A game
shit, he was the only actor that could have an A game
just imagine if everyone else was as good
i also thought lord raiden was great and very accurately depicted, but sadly underused
liu kang was meh and kung lao's actor was way too young to be kung lao
jax and sonya were the weakest performers, they seemed to me like extras.. so weird
they made reptile a lvl. 1 lizard that you can one shot with a fucking bb gun
shang tsung was okay
kano and kabal were fucking hilarious
scorpion was cool enough, which kinda sucks
the violence/gore was cartoony but liu kang's fatality was awesome
i do like the idea of cole as this new character because he kinda serves as like a vehicle for the audience to tour them through the mortal kombat universe and it's characters, the only problem is that cole is a little boring, not bad, but he could improve
all that said, i do want to see more
but in the same way i'd want to see more if this was a fan-made youtube
She seemed too old or he too young. And when they introduced his wife I kid you not I thought it was his mom and then they started making out I’m like WTF?I found it funny that Cole's daughter didn't look like his daughter at all. When they first showed her I thought it was his girlfriend or something like that.
Almost makes me wonder if they had only some stuff completed pre COVID and had to rush it to meet some arbitrary deadline to release on HBO MAX? It’s like parts of it seem high budget and then they were like let’s drop this well designed sub zero into the middle of Burbank?The original movie was a lot better.
Obviously they were setting themselves up for a sequel that will probably never happen. The movie was constantly holding back plot wise and it's in no position to do that.
Main character sucked.... why did they create a new character anyway? Couldn't Liu Kang have been this character will a few tweaks? I mean you could have dropped the family angle entirely.
The one highlight was the guy who played Kano.
Honestly though I thought a lot of the dialogue in the original was funnier.
Some of the editing was really rough as well and I don't normally complain about stuff like that.
Overally it's not AWFUL just not very good at all. It's actually very lucky it didn't get a threatrical release. This comes off like a direct to DVD movie.
At least one thing you can't say about the original was that it felt cheap, I don't think it ever did it always felt like a big movie.
I'm sorry but have you like never played the games?Scorpion and Sub Zero are cool, but I don't like dividing them into a hero and a villain. I liked them from the original movie when they worked together under Shang Tsung.
I rewatched it too. The thing that stood out to me was the music. The music in that movie got you fucking hyped before and during the fights. Especially that scene when Liu Kang starts fighting the lizard and you hear the voice from the game say “REPTILE”. It got you pumped and excitedFinished it today, and then watched the 95 movie again. The 95 movie has so much more gravity to it, even with all the violence the new movie feels too weightless.
I will admit I never followed the lore very closely so it's my bad. It's just them working for Shang Tsung (even if it wasn't done willingly) made the movie more entertaining for me instead of trying to portray one of them as a flawless hero character and another as an ubervillain.I'm sorry but have you like never played the games?
Even in the first movie Shang Tsung explicitly says that Sub Zero/Scorpion are enemies and are only working together because of his magic.
Sub Zero killing Scorpion and his family are a major plot point in the games.
Yep the movie defintely lacked great combat music and the 1995 flick had plenty of that, not just the main theme most people remember. My absolute favorite has to be Johnny Cage vs. Scorpion music -I rewatched it too. The thing that stood out to me was the music. The music in that movie got you fucking hyped before and during the fights. Especially that scene when Liu Kang starts fighting the lizard and you hear the voice from the game say “REPTILE”. It got you pumped and excited
This movie had none of that.
She'll show way less skin than her OG design if she's in a modern MK game.
I'd argue that it needed to be longer. One of it's biggest problems was the rushed storytelling and trying to squeeze in a dozen well known characters. Kano and Sub-Zero were able to shine the most and nearly everyone else felt like a cameo.It's cool I'm drinking some good gin, but why is the movie almost 2 hours long..
I got a lot of flak for predicting this when the first trailer dropped. Watching it, I felt completely vindicated. All around, good fun, though.It's like a kids' movie with violence.
This is still a fantasy setting. They could do many things like switch timelines, go to alternate worlds or simply resurrect chracters if they really wanted to. Plus many cool characters like JC, Baraka or Shao Kahn didn't appear yet.I think they killed off too many of the characters but then again despite the ending it doesn't feel like there is going to be a sequel.
We kinda had a hint of one with Jax vs Reiko. I was hoping he would uppercut him off the bridge but nope...All i wanted to see going in was some cool tournament fights in Outworld, which i thought was the bare minimum. Whelp......