Mortal Kombat - the movie

 

          ďYour soul is mine!Ē-Ö.anyway, that is said in the movie Mortal Kombat, an action movie based on the once very popular fighting game series of the same name.  There is an evil sorcerer named Shang Tsung and he sets up this contest for his emperor every year in hopes of getting 10 straight victories in 10 years so his emperor can come and claim earth (why he needs to win to take earth is totally beyond me).  In the last year of the contest the magician of lightning, Raiden, recruits some of the best fighters in the world to go against Shang Tsung and his fighters and win the tournament so the earth will not be that of the emperorís.  This movie I believe was made in 1995, so it only showcases some of the early characters in the series.

            So how many of you think this is one of my all time favorite movies (-raise your hand if you think so-).  If you raised your hand I am very sorry to inform you that you are so VERY WRONG!!!!!!  Itís not that I hate this movie, itís just that it is so badly made and executed that it becomes entertaining only when you watch it with a group of people (preferably friends) and just point and laugh at its flaws continually.  I did enjoy seeing some of the video game characters such as Raiden, Princess Katana, Johnny Cage, Sonnia, Reptile, Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Shang Tsung, Goro, and the main guy who I strangely forgot the name of in the movie; that was a nice, if not sort of mandatory touch.  The fighting in this movie isnít actually all that bad, itís choreographed quite well.  Itís not the fighting that gets me though, itís the terrible writing, the bad acting, the silly special effects and the weird ending it gives.  Iíve heard that there was another mortal kombat movie that came out after this one that was actually worse than the firstÖ.pray for merci on the souls who have watched the second one...(we will have a moment of silence for them.)  Anyway Mortal Kombat the movie isnít really that bad, it is heavily flawed though and is indeed a major disappointment in the end. Ė the Talking Mime

 

  Directed By: Paul Anderson            
                 
  Rated P-13 (Violence)            
                 
  Did you know? - Trevor Goddard, the actor that portrays Kano with the British accent. This was sometimes referred to as an Australian accent, which is incorrect. After his untimely death in 2003, it was revealed that Goddard was actually British. This came as a particular shock for people having worked with him as Goddard hid behind this accent his entire career. In the games, Kano was originally an American born in Japan. However, because of Goddard's performance, Kano was later retconned to British in his honor (in the Konquest mode for Kano in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance. The British version of Kano also made an appearance in the short-lived animated series Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. Ė  (info from www.wikepedia.com)  

Rating 40%

   

10/7/06