James / August 18th, 2017
Mortal Kombat (1995) Movie Review
August 18, 2017 at 12:55 pm
Why movie are good?
Because its been consulated with video game dev team HECK! Even Ed Boon provide voice to Scorpion “Get down form here!”
August 18, 2017 at 3:18 pm
The theme song actually predates the movie. They came out with “Mortal Kombat: The Album” around the time Mortal Kombat II was coming out, it was “songs inspired by the video game series” and probably the best song was “Techno Syndrome” by The Immortals which then was used in the movie as well.
August 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm
This theme song is truly epic, it’s the kind of techno they just don’t make anymore. In Russia one guy blasted MK theme out of his window after he saw some drunks fighting outside.
August 18, 2017 at 4:36 pm
I think you summed this movie up perfectly. MK on the big screen was mind blowing for our age group. It also helped that Bridgette Wilson played Sonya. Talisa Soto played a good Kitana however I’m not sure if that’s because shes a good actor or if she was just hot as Kitana… im going with the hot option. Either way im not mad. Great review!
August 18, 2017 at 10:27 pm
The best movie based on a video game, by far, is Street Fighter Assassin’s Fist.
August 18, 2017 at 10:50 pm
I was also among the target audience when this film was released in theaters, and I had the same response as a kid. I was completely blown away as a huge MK fan of that time. I was no where near as into filming as James was when I was a kid, but I went home and tried to get my friends in the neighborhood to put together a Mortal Kombat movie of our own. We tried figuring out who would play each character and developed a plot and script, but the thing eventually became too much work and we moved on. Man the 90’s were so much fun and full of imagination. Also, it would be noteworthy to mention that the original game had digitized actors that they modeled for the graphics. Imagine how bad the movie would have sucked if they used those guys for t
he cast for the film…
August 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm
I am about 15 years older than James, and I saw this movie in the theater, and I guess because of the age I was, I knew how bad it was. The CG was terrible, the practical effects were worse, including Goro. The fighting was incredibly lame, slow, stiff and boring. I grew up with Jackie Chan and Jet Li, so I knew how good wire work could be, and this was bottom of the barrel. THe acting and set design were truly awful. The whole movie is a total shit stain. But I can see how little kids might like it, not knowing any better.
August 22, 2017 at 2:00 am
Not True James. Not sure if you are familuar with Mortal Kombat:Legacy on youtube this is a 2 season short and its fantastic if so could you give us your thoughts on this season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y51YUD5oEtw&list=PL_AYqxzHii9gY9V3O9yK2Chs84FeimIsm
August 22, 2017 at 8:22 pm
Just play that soundtrack, MORTAL KOMBAT!!! I love that jam.
September 11, 2017 at 11:27 pm
My mom took me to see this when i was 6 LOVED it. But yeah it hasn’t aged well.
September 27, 2018 at 4:43 pm
I have re-watched this movie several times and enjoy it like it is. Sure, it has its flaws like Christopher Lambert and the female actresses not doing any real fighting because they didn’t know how to fight (which is EXACTLY why the SF movie sucks, it’s a martial arts movie without any fighting because the only actor with knowledge was Van Damme), but I still rate it a success because it delivers in what people expected to see, martial arts, ninjas, and the feeling of the videogame. It’s not a “good” movie, but it is frankly the best Mortal Kombat movie (and an above average martial arts movie), and that’s what my body ached to see. I remember leaving the cinema wanting to punch and kill ninjas like my heroes at the movie.
There are people who find joy on the Transformers movies despite the horrible writing and complete disrespect to the source material (which to me is an unforgivable sin), because they deliver the experience they demand.
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