Overall, I enjoyed it. Definitely had quite a few beefs, but all in, I'd throw a solid 7 at it. Instead of harping on all the issues, I left entertained, a bit let down, and wanting more, overall I'd say a win.
I actually enjoyed it. From what I've read on the internet and Facebook, everybody seems to love Kano, some even going as far as to say he deserves his own movie, however, I found Kano to be very annoying with his childish insults. His one-liners just seemed forced into the movie for comedic value.
Most of the negative things I've heard about the movie are really just based off of the comparison to the original movie that came out in the 90's, which is unfair to this film, because most people enjoy the original because of the nostalgia.
Overall I enjoyed this movie. I would've liked for it to be a little longer so we can get more backstories on some of the other characters, but I have very little complaints about the movie.
I enjoy the original mainly due to nostalgia but that didn’t negate my ability to judge this movie off its own merits. I can definitely understand why it may have for some folks though. I gave it a 4/10 in the review thread. Fun schlocky action once in a while, otherwise cringey action/boring plot/awful editing/poor use of certain characters/bad dialogue.
I wanted to like it, the first scene is legitimately fantastic, but the movie overall did next to nothing for me. Totally understandable if someone digs this because they’re a hardcore MK fan though, I’m sure it’d be fun in that case
We loved it. Strong 7 from me as well. I didn't like Shang Tsung very much (he seemed more emo than anything.) Also Cole was okay but would have been better off sticking to all originals I think. Kung Lao was fantastic.
Read some stuff this morning that there will be 3 movies and rumors of Gal Gadot was Kitana but that might be wishful thinking?
I heard a lot of diehard fans of the original MK movie were let down by the newest release, also having a generic protagonist shoved in? Not sure how accurate the reviews are that I've watched, I'll have to see it. Although I can tell everyone the original Mortal Kombat film from the 90s is a lot of fun to watch, the sequel not so much.
I did like the original MK movie, but it's not like it was some masterpiece or something, and the sequel was just horrendous, one of the worst movies I've ever seen. It wouldn't be very hard for the new MK to at least be as good as the original.
The first Mortal Kombat (2021) was pretty disappointing, it started off strong and intriguing but was very meh overall. If it wasnt for personal connections to Mortal Kombat games in general, it’d be among the most forgettable action movies I’d seen in a long time
Bring on the sequel though, of course ill watch it
Urban isn’t a good casting choice as the Johnny Cage the way we know him imo, but if they put some creative license into effect and change Cage from the younger, hotshot martial arts actor to an older, washed up martial arts actor, I think it could work really well. I have 0 expectations that MK2 does that though, considering how bad the first movie was.
Your ass theJaw. The first reboot was great for a popcorn flick. No way it would've ever won any awards, though. I agree with Karl urban, though. He will be interesting to see. He's a decent actor. But as Johnny cage? I agree with you and would love to see a pissed off old man who doesn't care
Thanks for noticing my buns. But yah, although it would be an example of typecasting for Urban to make him the grumpy, washed up character (Butcher from The Boys and all) I think that's the best route to take with the character at this point. It'd be a breath of fresh air compared to any other iteration of Johnny Cage.
And now I direct my ass to YOUR ass lordly_llama, the first MK was trash cabbage. I LOVED that first scene with Scorpion and Sub Zero, but the rest of the movie almost felt like a parody without the humor. But to each their own, I'll for sure give the sequel a fair chance.
Yeah I recently added Dredd to my watch list, both the original and the newer one. I haven't seen the original since I was a kid, with my dad.
I didn't know he was in Chronicle of Riddick. I actually saw that in the theater way back when it released. It came out while my wife and I were dating, so we went to the movies all the time. I didn't even know who he was back then. I think it was Star Trek that really put him on my radar.
Like you said, theJaw, to each their own. But, "the first MK was trash cabbage" I disagree with. As someone was saying, maybe I am just on a nostalgic trip. It's not the greatest action movie, but for a reboot of Mortal KOMBAT, it rules. Way better than I was expecting. I think most everyone would agree that MK: Annihilation was hot poopy trash cabbage, though.
P.S. Thank you for noticing my buns, as I did yours.
The 1995 MK was amazing for what it was. I still will watch the hell out of it. The sequel was crap. The newest one was great but the new lead character was forgettable. Loved the scenes with Scorpion. Hiroyuki Sanada is a badass.
The reboot was good. Not great. Didn’t care for the new character but since the bar has been set so low by most video game movies, it was decent. Some odd character choices, but overall stayed true enough to the source material for me to sit through it. The 95 movie was good for what it was going for, and we can all agree Annihilation sucks. I do want to see the sequel, and I’m optimistic about MK12.
> Maybe I need to rewatch it… that first time, I thought it was truly awful. The
> ending smelled like my own piss.
Nah it was trash. Opening scene was good The rest is only mildly satisfying depending on how much you love the MK franchise As a movie, even as an obvious popcorn blockbuster type movie, it was pretty crap
I am looking forward to the sequel. I am hoping Noob Saibot will make an appearance since sub zero's body poofed toward the end. Noob is one of of my favorite characters. I wonder if they'll bring in Cyrax, Cinder, Smoke and the rest of the cyborgs, or whatever. Cyrax is another cool character, I think.
Wonder how real this is. Given what happened in MK11, does kinda make sense.
NEWS Report: Mortal Kombat 12 Gets Title, Release Date Window MAY 11, 2023 BY ZARMENA KHAN
The next Mortal Kombat game is reportedly titled Mortal Kombat 1 and it’s only headed to current-gen platforms, including PS5. This news comes from Twitter user billbil-kun, who is known for their flawless track record when it comes to PS Plus leaks.
I know the last one sold really well on Switch (it was the first M-rated game to top sales charts on a Nintendo console since RE4 on GameCube), but it's kinda weird to me that this one is skipping Xbox One and PS4 but still coming to Switch. Hopefully they're not as secretive of the Switch version this time, because for MK11 they weren't showing screenshots or anything of how it looked in advance of its release.
I canceled my preorder. I know I’ll get it on day one or maybe preorder a different edition as we get closer. I don’t need the statue, and I certainly don’t trust GameStop to get it to me. I believe they would cancel it, as we’ve seen recently with RE4 and Zelda.
Omni-man (from Invincible), Peacemaker (from The Suicide Squad/Peacemaker) & Homelander (from The Boys) confirmed as DLC for MK1. Not a huge fighting game fan but that sorta makes me want to pick this up lol
That would be cool. I’m sure lots of old wrestling fans will kill John Cena 8000 times.
I also saw the thing Sinnie mentioned about the Tarkatans being diseased or something. It appears they’re changing them from a race to diseased as a whole thing. Not sure I like it but we’ll see where it goes.
It did. I don’t like the cameo character thing at all, and a lot of the fighting didn’t feel nearly as good as MK11. That said, I’m still looking forward to it, but my expectations and hopes have been lowered a bit by playing the beta.
Yeah Cameo fighting got stale real quick... they should have (and maybe they did) add a couple of different moves. I guess the xrays always got stale to me after seeing them 2-3 times per character anyway. I did see a new trailer last night and it looked like Shujunko (old man version) and Motaro (with 4 legs) is in it but looks like as cameo fighters.