Live-Action Mortal Kombat: Legacy–Episode 1
In 1995, Mortal Kombat fans rejoiced when their favorite game made it to the silver screen. The result was… pretty bad. Despite itself, it was a box office hit, so in 1997, a sequel was released, and it was… even worse. Much worse.
Well, along with the highly-anticipated reboot of the game series has come another live-action incarnation of Mortal Kombat. Watch Episode 1 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, below:
The production quality is top-notch, and I’m impressed that the producers managed to get Jeri Ryan–best known as 7 of 9 from Star Trek: Voyager–to play Sonya Blade, but the pervasive stench of cheese had me cringing my way through this video. Things pick up when the actors stop spouting their hackneyed dialogue and start killing each other, but after spending over half the episode trudging through an unimaginative plot, it’s clear that the producers have not captured the essence of the franchise.
Mortal Kombat fans are not difficult to please. All we want is people wearing true-to-game costumes, beating each other to a pulp in the most violent manner imaginable. How screenplay writers continue to botch this after over a decade is beyond me.
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