Yawn. Poorly Filmed Snooze Fest.
In truth, there is barely enough story here to make a film.
There is, somehow, an interesting story here, as well as some good acting. There are also some good scenes
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
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This eight-minute short movie is a nice appetizer. We see a cop tell a man about three super-criminals and he wants this man to challenge them at a fighting tournament. Basically, all that happens here is an introduction to the opponents. We don't find out a lot about the cop and same goes for out supposed hero, apart from the fact that he may have a dark and criminal history as well. They made a series based on this, but most of the actors in here did not return for this one, or only for very little screen time. Also the writer of this short film did not return, only the director did. So yeah, I'd probably watch a movie that focuses on the people in this film. Could be decent fun if done right. Even the villains look interesting enough to appear in their own films. But it's already 5 years since this was made, so who knows if it's ever gonna happen. Until then, I recommend watching this short movie.
I remember the original Mortal Kombat video game. Back in the early 90's it was immensely violent and supernatural. It was the first video game where the characters had true to life faces (so when a head was being ripped off it felt real and intensified the violence). These two themes (violence and the supernatural) have been a constant in every video game, movie or TV series with the MK title over the last >20 years.< In fact these two themes are what a lot of people identify MK with. Without them Mortal Kombat loses its identity (Van Dam in Street fighter anyone --i know, i know this one doesn't suck b***s).Actually Ed Boon and John Tobias the creators of Mortal Kombat weren't involved in these shorts. But if Kevin Tancharoen is successful in his bid to be the next director of MK they will be apparently, so I hope they ad in all the traditional elements. Good short, Im hoping next they can re-do xmen and instead of bone claws wolverine can have knives stitched to his hands and a bipolar disorder to make it more 'true to life' and 'real' ;)
Batman Begins and The Dark Knight gave me chills with originality. You live the characters and feed off of the story. This trailer gives you that adrenaline rush and then some, cause WE ARE MORTAL KOMBAT FANS! A new meaning to the gaming series could help developers come up with a third person style RPG that Mortal Kombat Mythologies with Sub-Zero couldn't even come close to. A whole new era of Mortal Kombat series in gaming. How about Mortal Kombat Rebirth 2, where Liu Kang develops the art of Fire through Qigong? (Qigong masters can generate exponential amounts of heat from their hands and communicate to their ancestors on a "we speak to our elders" scale through meditation.) Gods and elders in the Buddhist religion are not fantasy! Do your research and see the new horizon for Mortal Kombat! MAKE IT HAPPEN Hollywood!!! I'm game!
Being that this is a short film, I think that this is hands down the coolest MK movie out. The only thing that annoys me is that there is no Lui Kang but I can deal with that. What the people that made this short film did was awesome and I really hope that it gets made into a full length movie. There aren't any supernatural elements in this flick yet and there is no mention of out-world by any means, however, that doesn't mean that they aren't there. Keep in mind this is a short film and there is a possibility that it's going to be made into a full length film, if that happens then I hope they add the supernatural element in there and bring up out-world in someway but I think this film is tits