A while ago, some people made this short video to show off their vision of a darker, grittier “Mortal Kombat” movie reboot. At the time, a lot of people ate it up, and now it’s reality. But instead of a movie, they’re releasing it as a 9-part web-series, and here’s episode 1:
My personal opinion is that I still think of this as a joke. I mean, for a low budget web series, the action is pretty good and I like the actors, but so far, the idea of re-inventing “Mortal Kombat” as a Steven Seagal movie doesn’t stick with me. It seems like a step backwards from “R-rated sci-fi fantasy version of ‘Enter the Dragon’” where at best, it might be an interesting experiment, just to see if it can be pulled off.
I’m totally going to keep watching these, though. I enjoy it on the same level that I enjoy “Dragonball: Evolution” where everything looks and feels wrong but I keep watching out of personal interest. I look forward to seeing where they’re going with this, and how they’re going to work in the tournament and the other characters. I won’t be posting these every week, of course, but you can keep tabs on it by subscribing to the YouTube channel it’s hosted on.