Mortal Kombat (1995)

Next weekend, Warner Brothers will release a new movie version of the classic video game Mortal Kombat, which reboots the series from a movie from 1995 that is considered a fun film by some. I had never seen the film before and I thought it might be a good idea to watch before the new movie next week. In retrospect, I sure hope that next week’s new film is better than this.

Bringing all of the main characters from the video game, Mortal Kombat sets up a mystical tournament that is meant to save the world. That is about it for a plot.

We had Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), Liu Kang (Robin Shou) join Lord Raiden (Christopher Lambert) into the battle. The sorcerer Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) was here too on the villainous side.

There is such a bunch of crap here. The dialogue is laughable. The special effects are terrible, even for 1995. The characters are cardboard. There is no basic plot. The action was okay.

Shang Tsung is the mustache-twirling villain with nothing much more than that. Sub-Zero and Scorpion are here, but are way under represented. Goro is ridiculous looking.

I could understand someone liking this if you are hoping for something really stupid just to watch. Really stupid is exactly what this is. Can it be fun? Maybe. I still hope next week’s film is deeper.

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