Film Den: Mortal Kombat – Part 2

Get over here for the second part of the Film Den’s coverage of the Mortal Kombat movie where Dena finishes talking about the movie itself, compares the characters to their game counterparts, and attempts to explain why this movie works better than the Silent Hill movie.

MK Theme, Electro Rock-Metal Dubstep Cover: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sg72EP5pVE

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Dena takes a positive and detailed look at retro games, horror games, horror movies, and whatever else she feels like. Also Silent Hill. And cats.

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34 Comments on "Film Den: Mortal Kombat – Part 2"

Byere
Guest

The fact I love most about the movie is that Trevor Goddard did such a likeable and fantastic reimagining of Kano that they actually changed the character in-game to fit more with how he was portrayed in the movie… and frankly, he was much better for it.

Lightice
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They changed a whole bunch of the characters to better fit their film counterparts. Rayden wasn’t a wise mentor figure for the good guys, either, before this came out.

tyrporter
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Love your work. Thanks.

lobsterzoidberg
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This movie kind of feels like a cheap version of Mortal Kombat: Conquest…if that’s even possible.

I’m just saying I like the actors on the show better, but that’s strictly a matter of personal preference.

Rezro
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But it still is one of best movie adaptation of game ever.. totally cheesy and somewhat loose, but for some reason it didn’t suck as most other such movie do.

TheOnlyThing
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Sorry I haven’t watched the last 8 minutes of the video but I kinda had to stop it for second to write this. How have you not seen Big Trouble in Little China? You should totally watch it. It is pure awesomeness distilled on film and should be a part of everyone’s collection. I hope it makes an appearance in the Film Den at some point.

Swarmcrow
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i think reptile became human because of the demonic statue he was shove into .. there is a previous scene where we see one of the statue and it has a death body inside of it .. foreshadowing reptile transformation

Salen
Guest

Your show… IS MINE!

But seriously, great review. Also, Annihilation. Oh, gawd, just… that movie was SO BAD. It’s so bad that even though there are characters in MK2 in it, some of them they give 1 scene for, and others they just kill off screen. “I killed Strkyer!” “That’s great… who’s that?” “I don’t know, someone unimportant I guess.”

Marveryn
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they made the mistake of a lot of game movies that t hey have random character show up for no reason only to disappear just as quickly. Nightwolf is another good example of that. The biggest major issue for me was they did nothing to hype you up for the fights. You had the game sound track annoucing the character in the first movie but there was nothing till the boss fight in the second movie. Not to mention the animalistic shape changing thing.. ugg.

Rezro
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Formally it was also in game, but I do agree that it was poorly explained and so end looking out of ass.

Zodia195
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The only thing ‘good’ that came out of that movie was Nostalgia Critic’s review of it and that famous mud wrestling scene where he and other guys go bonkers lol.

TheXell
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Oh yes please talk about Annihilation, even without any background knowledge of the games its based on theres still a LOT to adress.

RockmanX3
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Great conclusion, Dena. I remember when I saw this in the theater, I was so excited to see the pit during the final battle and was even more happy Shang Tsung was defeated in it because I REALLY wanted to see the pit in the movie at least in the background. Now that the fan base who were kids when this movie was out are now all grown up, we deserve a gory, no body parts barred reboot with decapitated heads, blood geysers from uppercuts, and Dan Forden appearing on the bottom right of the screen saying “TOASTY”! Looking forward… Read more »
Harrison Mills
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YOU HAVEN’T SEEN BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA!? Dena, please, do yourself a favor and check it out.

Tony Latorre
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Really cool review Dena.. Finally someone has a positive perspective on this 🙂 much love from Australia… Keep up the great work..

Rezro
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From when people are negative? Most people state obvious that it is a cheesy and somehow loose, but it is still guilty pleasure type of movie what have tons of redeeming value and one of bests video game adaptations made.

Wolf007
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Oh man, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. I was actually hopeful for this movie since I read the novelization and it seemed, well silly, yes, but like if the director and actors were up to par, like the movie would still be very entertaining. Then I finally managed to watch it. Yah, I knew the movie was in trouble when Shao Khan was played by a Vin Diesal wannabe, they couldn’t afford Christopher Lambert, I saw the cheap effect for Raidens Superman attack, and well… yah a dozen other things that looked cheap, rushed, and silly. The fights were far more derivative,… Read more »
Shinigami
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I really hope that you review Annihilation next. You can’t talk about first one without talking about second one as well.

Viewer
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Let me be “original” and say that, yes, you absolutely ought to see Big Trouble in Little China. 🙂 Love the review, love MK1 film, love MK2 film (for somewhat different reasons, but sill). It’d be great to see you take on the Street Fighter movie as well. 🙂 You’d probably be entertained by the 1990s animated Tekken movie as well. It’s called Tekken: The Motion Picture (1998) and it’s batshit nuts and features fighting kangaroos, dinosaurs and an Arnold-inspired cyborg (and the punchline is that despite having all that in it, it’s not completely clear whether the movie takes… Read more »
rockrocky77
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Please review “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” that is one of the most messed up Sequels ever and “Mortal Kombat: Conquest” was perfect 90’s syndicated programming “Mortal Kombat” is so Awesome I saw this with my cool Uncle Had the Soundtrack on Cassette (it was the late 90’s I didn’t get a CD Player till a year or two later) and a few years ago finally got the CD have this on DVD but not Blu-Ray (only because every time I look for it I find “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” instead) and I had Mortal Kombat 2 on Game Gear.

rockrocky77
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Also looking at those screen caps fo the first 2 games it looks like Shang Tsung was a knockoff of Lo Pan from “Big Trouble in Little China” then again both properties were Americans using Chinese Mythology.

MidnightScreeningsman2014
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MidnightScreeningsman2014

Yoursoulismine meme(but guess these two parts are put together and filmed but split into two videos. I really liked this one and would like to see your opinion on the second one!!!

Mr.Evil
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Good review. While I can’t say that Mortal Kombat is… good, it is fun if you don’t think too hard.
Speaking of thinking too hard… why didn’t Liu Kang and Kitana’s fight end in a fatality? All the others did, and no rule or exemption was ever mentioned as to why this one fight didn’t have to end with someone dying.
Oh, by the way, Dena, have you ever heard of Big Trouble in Little GAAAAAAA STOP HURTING ME WITH YOUR MIND!

xen999
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Meh, to me Silent Hill is a far superior movie compared to Mortal Kombat. MK isn’t bad but I wouldn’t rewatch it multiple time like I could SH. Most of the things people complain about SH either don’t bother me at all (like the changes made to the story/characters) or I can give reasonable explanations for (the purpose of Pyramid Head and other points about the movie).

xen999
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I should mention however that Revelation is complete garbage. I’m not completely devoided of sense…

Potts
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On the subject of Sonya Blade’s “Chickification” from the total Badass she starts out as to appearing in the end where she appears made over and in a different outfit. You see, before he absorbed the souls of 100 warriors, Shang Tsung absorbed the souls of 100 beauticians (possibly he’d seen Zoolander, though I think that came out later) before realising that in terms of taking over the world/Universe it didn’t really help all that much. Still, he hated to let all those souls go to waste, so after utilising his martial arts skills to beat up Sonya, he gave… Read more »
caffeinatedkate
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From a British point of view, I did wonder why so many people described Kano as being Australian when he obviously had a London accent. Good old Americans.

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