Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge – Movie Review (Spoiler Free)

Warning: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is not for kids.

Mortal Kombat Legends

Since the early 90s, I was an immediate fan of the Mortal Kombat franchise when first introduced to Mortal Kombat 2 Arcade at my local Pizza Hut. I remember renting Blockbuster’s 1995 movie, being terrified of the first five, and waiting to watch it during the day. That movie spawned a terrific animated series that dived into the MK lore, and we also got a movie sequel that did not live up to the original. Fourteen years later, YouTube blessed up with two seasons of a fantastic web series that could have translated onto the big screen but now are at the 11 Mortal Kombat game and have a new big-screen adaptation of Mortal Kombat coming to theaters in 2021 to look forward to.


After the vicious slaughter of his family by stone-cold mercenary Sub-Zero, Hanzo Hasashi is exiled to the torturous Netherrealm. There, in exchange for his servitude to the sinister Quan Chi, he’s given a chance to avenge his family – and is resurrected as Scorpion, a lost soul bent on revenge. Back on Earthrealm, Lord Raiden gathers a team of elite warriors – Shaolin monk Liu Kang, Special Forces officer Sonya Blade, and action star Johnny Cage – an unlikely band of heroes with one chance to save humanity. To do this, they must defeat Shang Tsung’s horde of Outworld gladiators and reign over the Mortal Kombat tournament. Prepare to witness the bone-crushing action in this all-new Mortal Kombat Legends animated feature!

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge ow Available On Prime Video

It is a graphic and cringe-worthy animated film for fans of the franchise. Of course, it is best to be seen by those who are old enough to watch a Rated R movie. It is a great adaption of the Mortal Kombat lore, which I hope delivers multiple sequels. Plenty of bloodbaths feature x-ray attacks, brutalities, and fatalities that are replicated from the video game. The film features many Mortal Kombat characters alongside Scorpion. Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Shang Tsung, and many more make appearances. The storytelling isn’t rich or anything new, but it is an entertaining animated adaptation of the world’s most popular fighting video game franchise.


I give Scorpion’s Revenge a 7.5/10. I suggest you wait for the option to rent this movie over the $20 purchase. However, if you want to grab a physical copy that includes a Scorpion figure. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.

Sean Tajipour is the Founder and Editor of Nerdtropolis and the host of the Moviegoers Society Podcast. He is also a member of the Critics Choice Association. You can follow on Twitter and Instagram @Seantaj.

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