Warning – Not For Kids To Watch
Since the early 90’s 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 the 1995 movie from Blockbuster and being terrified of the first 5 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. 14 years later, YouTube blessed up with 2 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!Warner Bros.
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MK Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a graphic and cringe-worthy animated film made for fans of the franchise that 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. There are plenty of bloodbaths that feature x-ray attacks, brutalities, and fatalities that are replicated from the video game. The film features many Mortal Kombat characters alongside Scorpion such as Sub-Zero, Raiden, Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage, Shang Tsung and many more. The storytelling isn’t rich or anything new but it is an entertaining animated adaption of the most popular fighting video game franchise in the world.
I give Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge a 7.5/10 and suggest you wait for the option to rent this movie over the $20 purchase unless you want to grab a physical copy that includes a Scorpion figure.