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    A 2021 Mortal Kombat movie is coming...

    I don't know if anyone saw the news about this. Not sure how I feel. I actually enjoyed the ones from the '90s but I was a kid back then and was easily impressed. Plus, it was the first video game I actually played for hours and hours so I was drawn into it being a fan of the games. Been a long while since I played any of them. I think the last one I played/last time I played one was in 2011.

    I am not sure how I feel about a new movie being made. Especially with how political TV and Movies have gotten in the last 5 or so years. The movie will be out in April I believe on HBO Max. Not sure where else.

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    Ya know what, I might be willing to give this one a fair chance. I'm a fan of Mortal Kombat. We've only been shown a few photos so far. Looking rather decent. The fact that this isn't being done by Netflix is a good start. We've also got a synopsis:

    "From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure “Mortal Kombat,” inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11. The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”).

    "In "Mortal Kombat," MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?

    "The diverse international cast reflects the global nature of the brand, with talent spanning the worlds of film, television and martial arts. The ensemble includes Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”) as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee (“The Meg”) as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson (“Bombshell”) as Kano; Tadanobu Asano (“Midway”) as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks (TV’s “Supergirl”) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin (“Aquaman”) as Liu Kang; with Chin Han (“Skyscraper”) as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada (“Skyscraper”) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; and Laura Brent as Allison Young.

    "McQuoid directed from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham (“Wonder Woman 1984”), from a story by Oren Uziel (“Mortal Kombat: Rebirth”) and Russo, based on the videogame created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. Richard Brener, Dave Neustadter, Victoria Palmeri, Michael Clear, Jeremy Stein and Larry Kasanoff served as executive producers.

    "Bringing the hugely popular property to the big screen, McQuoid led a team of Australian and U.S. filmmakers, including director of photography Germain McMicking (“True Detective,” “Top of the Lake: China Girl”), production designer Naaman Marshall (“Underwater,” “Servant”), editors Dan Lebental (“Spider-Man: Far From Home”) and Scott Gray (“Top of the Lake,” “Daffodils”), visual effect supervisor Chris Godfrey (“Hacksaw Ridge”) and costume designer Cappi Ireland (“Lion,” “The Rover”). The music is by Benjamin Wallfisch (“Blade Runner 2049,” the “IT” films).
    If you shuddered when you first saw "diverse international cast", I understand. It isn't racist. It is a pain in the ass however when studios retcon franchises by shoehorning in minority actors for progression points. This hasn't done that at all. I'm intrigued by the resemblance—if you know Mortal Kombat you'll notice they really did make some great choices here.

    Of course it's too early to say much, but for a change I'll approach this adaptation with some optimism. Or perhaps the Sonic movie had an effect on me and I'll be really disappointed by this from expecting too much.

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    This is NOT Steve Harvey testing a new model of bionic arm, this is Jax.
    "It turned out that the ghost was just Mr. Finley, who ran the amusement park. The spooky part is that, as soon as the ghost appeared, the teenagers' dog began to speak! And it spoke in a tortured parody of human speech: 'relp me, Raggy,' it would say. 'I am an abomination and rould re rilled. Rill re, Raggy.'"

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    I've heard good things from people about the old movie(s?), or at least that they're nostalgic for it. MK was one of the first games I ever owned, got it when I was 5 along with Buster's Hidden Treasure & Sonic the Hedgehog 2 for my Sega Genesis. Not interested in the movies though. I've spoken to friends who were very invested in the story of MK, but as far as I could tell the story is a bit of an afterthought addition to a series that really doesn't need it.
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    I'm waiting to see more footage from this. I'll probably end up checking it out. I'm not a massive MK fan but I like the games and I did really enjoy the original movie. From what I heard, it's actually gonna be rated R so maybe we'll get some sick fatalities out of the deal.

    Oh, and they fucking better include the theme song.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zemekis View Post
    MK was one of the first games I ever owned, got it when I was 5
    They bought it you, just like that? Some had to put a bit of work in.



    Doesn't include me however. I saw so many fucked up films and played all the gruesome games. Not gonna lie, in retrospect there likely is some merit to that stuff fucking with one's mind from a younger age. It's probably mostly my fault though.

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    My parents weren't controlling of which media I could consume, not to mention that they had no idea what the game was. It was moreso my Dad's game than mine at first, he played it a lot more than I did. A big part of why I didn't bond with it too much is because he would routinely destroy me. When we would go on vacation he would play a lot of video games (if he stayed behind for work) & I remember returning once and he showed me that he could Flawless Victory the game's entire arcade mode. There are certainly more impressive feats out there in the realm of MK but that was shocking to me as a kid whose Dad rarely played games.
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    I still love that theme song. I had the CD soundtrack from the movie. I am that lame but I just loved how pumped up the music got you.

    I am hoping there don't make it political and do the story justice. I mean I loved the original movies, as bad as they are claimed to be but I was a child when I watched them to be fair in that context but I would still watch them today and enjoy them.

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