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Mortal Kombat/theater

--Admittedly, I only know a little game canon and I have watched the first two movies and that Michael Jai White led reboot from a few years ago...  but in this new one why was Scorpion set up as a "good guy"?  And since they showed a lot of newer characters for the story what are their deals?  I thought the movie was pretty good but interesting they never actually got to a Mortal Kombat match.  That said, it is amazing how the advancements in special effects have helped this movie series, granted the first two were at the very begining of digital/cgi kinds of effects for characters...and probably low the budget for such things too.

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59 minutes ago, purple_beard said:

Mortal Kombat/theater

--Admittedly, I only know a little game canon and I have watched the first two movies and that Michael Jai White led reboot from a few years ago...  but in this new one why was Scorpion set up as a "good guy"?  And since they showed a lot of newer characters for the story what are their deals?  I thought the movie was pretty good but interesting they never actually got to a Mortal Kombat match.  That said, it is amazing how the advancements in special effects have helped this movie series, granted the first two were at the very begining of digital/cgi kinds of effects for characters...and probably low the budget for such things too.

 

As an MK fan since childhood, I was mostly disappointed with the decisions made for the film. Most of my problems to begin with though were with the Cole Young character, who is not from any of the games, but a typical studio mandated character that was made for the farfetched reason of needing a new face/nobody that the audience could relate to. As I feared too, he took up too much of the focus like Alice in the previous Resident Evil film franchise, while the game characters were all delegated to side characters.

 

Scorpion became more of an antihero later on, but nowadays is seen more of a good guy. Either way, he takes from his Ghost Rider roots/inspiration in being a spirit of vengeance.

 

The newer more minor characters were just there as cameos for fans to spot but even as cameos, weren't really done justice imo; the vampire Nitara, etc. Not having the tournament I wasn't a fan of either, but apparently they're saving that for the next film while the current one is just a prequel. I can understand taking creative liberties to an extent but the script and screenplay wildly change up the formula of the source material too much for me. Perhaps making all the set pieces for the tournament setting they felt was too much effort for the first film where they just wanted to test the waters first? Who knows.


I mean most of the budget for this film went into Sub-Zero's effects, who admittedly was one of the best parts of the film, but for the other characters, would say the original film did better for the most part; Goro especially who was done dirty in the new film. In the original film he's established as the champion that you have to win a number of fights in order to face just like he is as the boss in the first game, but here they just allow Cole to fight him without winning any previous fights.

 

Goro's CG design was generic too. The original film version's superior because he's practical, a giant puppet that's actually there.

 

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Still prefer the original/human ninja Reptile too, on that note.

 

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If you haven't, I would recommend seeing the Scorpion's Revenge animated film. Even with it changing up some of the story with Scorpion as the main character, it still gave most of the other characters more to do in the end. I'm honestly more excited for a sequel or followup to it than I am MK 2021.

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20 minutes ago, Ridley Prime said:

 

As an MK fan since childhood, I was mostly disappointed with the decisions made for the film. Most of my problems to begin with though were with the Cole Young character, who is not from any of the games, but a typical studio mandated character that was made for the farfetched reason of needing a new face/nobody that the audience could relate to. As I feared too, he took up too much of the focus like Alice in the previous Resident Evil film franchise, while the game characters were all delegated to side characters.

 

Scorpion became more of an antihero later on, but nowadays is seen more of a good guy. Either way, he takes from his Ghost Rider roots/inspiration in being a spirit of vengeance.

 

The newer more minor characters were just there as cameos for fans to spot but even as cameos, weren't really done justice imo; the vampire Nitara, etc. Not having the tournament I wasn't a fan of either, but apparently they're saving that for the next film while the current one is just a prequel. I can understand taking creative liberties to an extent but the script and screenplay wildly change up the formula of the source material too much for me. Perhaps making all the set pieces for the tournament setting they felt was too much effort for the first film where they just wanted to test the waters first? Who knows.


I mean most of the budget for this film went into Sub-Zero's effects, who admittedly was one of the best parts of the film, but for the other characters, would say the original film did better for the most part; Goro especially who was done dirty in the new film. In the original film he's established as the champion that you have to win a number of fights in order to face just like he is as the boss in the first game, but here they just allow Cole to fight him without winning any previous fights.

 

Goro's CG design was generic too. The original film version's superior because he's practical, a giant puppet that's actually there.

 

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Still prefer the original/human ninja Reptile too, on that note.

 

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If you haven't, I would recommend seeing the Scorpion's Revenge animated film. Even with it changing up some of the story with Scorpion as the main character, it still gave most of the other characters more to do in the end. I'm honestly more excited for a sequel or followup to it than I am MK 2021.

 

Seems odd they'd sell a new movie to the fans of the series with a character not from the games.

 

And on that end, in his fight with Goro his armor could absorb blows and power him up ala Black Panther's second suit....  but with the next person he fought no such attacks powered him up.

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On 5/1/2021 at 10:01 PM, Ridley Prime said:

If you haven't, I would recommend seeing the Scorpion's Revenge animated film. Even with it changing up some of the story with Scorpion as the main character, it still gave most of the other characters more to do in the end. I'm honestly more excited for a sequel or followup to it than I am MK 2021.

I skipped all of your post in case there was spoilers, then I saw this.

That movie, is, incredible.

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