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JCC Finish Him! The Mortal Kombat Movie

Discussion in 'Community' started by FatBurt, Feb 19, 2021.

  1. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    Red band trailer, naughty words and gory stuff (it is Mortal Kombat)



    Yes we have another one of these but from what I can tell there is no involvement with Christopher Lambert.

    It looks insane, I'm sure it'll be rubbish but I'm going to watch it and hate myself for it
     
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  2. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    That move Sub Zero pulls is amazing. You know the one.
     
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  3. Ahsoka's Tano

    Ahsoka's Tano Force Ghost star 6

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    I'm sorry, but Scorpion's "Get Over Here!" just didn't sound right. In the original movie, you could swear that they took it straight out of the game (and probably did).



    I think I'm looking forward to Kitana the most. Sonya was my main in the game for years, but by the time MK Armageddon came out for the PS2, Kitana really just grew on me.
     
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  4. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host -RYL Awards Winner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    Looks bad in a good way
     
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  5. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    They seem to be doing some adaptation of Scorpion's origin story, so whatever actor is playing him while he's still Hanzo is probably also doing the "Get Over Here!" as opposed to using an old Ed Boon audio clip.
     
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  6. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Hopefully someone pops up and says "Toasty!" in a high-pitched voice at some point.
     
  7. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    I don't actually know MK very well. Have only played it at friends houses and such. But I will definitely watch this on HBO max.
     
  8. Jedi Knight Fett

    Jedi Knight Fett PT Interview Host/Teh Mole Host -RYL Awards Winner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    I probably don’t watch it since I don’t own HBO Max. Maybe I’ll use a free trial if they have that
     
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  9. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    I just realized HBO Max is not in Canada....

    [​IMG]
     
  10. solojones

    solojones Chosen One star 10

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    You got a VPN? I would be happy to "lend" you my login Jazib.
     
  11. Boba_Fett_2001

    Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One star 8

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    Haha I do not but appreciate the offer! I'm sure it won't take long to come out on other streaming services after release.
     
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  12. cubman987

    cubman987 Friendly Neighborhood Skywalker Saga/Fun&Games Mod star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm way more excited for this movie than any rational person should be.
     
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  13. FatBurt

    FatBurt Chosen One star 6

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    The Chris Lambert films are terrible but this looks like it'll still be terrible but potentially watchable.

    I'd rather watch this than Godzilla. It's also the first of a new trilogy by all accounts
     
  14. QUIGONMIKE

    QUIGONMIKE Jedi Master star 4

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    Right - like so bad its good.:) I always loved the video game but the latest ones have become a little iffy. MK2 was my favorite! As for this movie, they've been trying to make MK movies now forever and it never works. Hey, give them credit for trying but I dunno. Good luck.
     
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  15. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    It'll be interesting to see how far into the lore they go.

    And how they've planned out the story.

    I know the director said Scorpion vs Sub-Zero is the main focus of the movie and that Sub-Zero is the main antagonist.

    So maybe the second and third movies will each give focus to some of the others.
    The big problem with a large cast of characters has been trying to fit whole stories for them all in one movie.

    I wouldn't expect Shao Khan to appear in this one.
    But Quan Chi might.

    The trailer suggests Smoke & Goro and others will also appear
     
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  16. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    Since they're planning a trilogy I'm thinking mid-credits stinger scene. Not like the original movie but, I dunno, him being really pissed off at Shang Tsung or something. Just straight up rip off how Marvel handled Thanos.

    Also there's basically a trilogy just in the Scorpion/Sub-Zero plot what with all the vengeful ghosts and Sub-Zero II being a good guy and blah blah blah, so they wouldn't necessarily have to change the focus. Should they? Yes, because they should give the world the 18 part Bo' Rai Cho epic it deserves. Will they? Less clear.
     
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  17. Lowbacca_1977

    Lowbacca_1977 Force Ghost star 6

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    I, for one, am appalled by the lack of Chun-Li in that trailer.
     
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  18. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Johnny Cage surely will appear at some point.

    Can't have MK without him
     
  19. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    You leave my pure and good SF main out of this dial-a-combo morass. :p
     
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  20. MotivateR5D4

    MotivateR5D4 Force Ghost star 5

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    It doesn't look great, but it looks watchable. I'll give it the benefit of the doubt and see it almost as a CGI version of an old Kung Fu movie that just happens to use Mortal Kombat as the story.

    Scorpion's "Get Over Here" sounded like it was just some guy wearing a mask trying to sound like Scorpion. It really fell flat. I hope it changes in the final version of the movie. For that matter, it would be a nice little callback if they use the same audio from the original, or perhaps a newly recorded but identical sounding one.

    An updated version of the original song needs to be in it as well. It's just not Mortal Kombat without that. Even if it's at the very end during the credits, like not even the song that ends the movie, but the one that comes after that while the credits are still rolling.

    It also doesn't look overly woke, which is a good thing. This is the kind of property that could easily turn into that these days.

    I'm personally a big fan of the original and don't understand why it gets so easily dismissed. Granted, I was 10 years old when it came out, so there's probably a little bias there. And I liked the Mortal Kombat Rebirth short film and subsequent Legacy series that was released on Youtube. So there's definitely a lot for this new movie to live up to.
     
  21. Dannik Jerriko

    Dannik Jerriko Jedi Knight star 3

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    I’ve been playing Mortal Kombat games since the early 90s, so I’ll definitely watch this nonsense. Hopefully this movie contains plenty of the humour from the games and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Also, Kano needs an eye plate.
     
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  22. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 9

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    Is that Kabal fighting Liu Kang when he does the fire Dragon?
    Looks like his hook swords.
     
  23. anakincol

    anakincol Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Hiroyuki sanada is playing him.

    Known to western film fans for his roles in the Last Samurai, the Wolverine,and Lost

    He is considered Japan's Tom Cruise in that he is a major actor who does all his own stunts, since his career started as a stunt man in Sonny Chiba's( Hanzo from Kill Bill) samurai films from the 1980's. As is typical for Japanese film stars in of his generation he wad also a pop star releasing several albums.

    Some good Samurai films he appears in are shoguns samurai:The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy, Shoguns ninja, Samurai reincarnation, legend of the Eight Samurai and the twilight Samurai.

    He also had roles in Message from Space and the original Japanese versions of The Ring and The Ring 2.
     
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  24. DarthFixxxer

    DarthFixxxer Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    It actually looks amazing.

    I have played every single Mortal Kombat game from the main series. All eleven of them.
    I used to know all the moves from all the characters of the first 7 games (up to Mortal Kombat Armageddon) by heart.
    Including the finishing moves. Then MK VS DC came out and it was a bust.
    But now I own MK, MKX and MK11 on Steam. I have played only a few dozens of hours of each though.
    Maybe now is the time to go and play all 3 of those games to the point where I get all the achievements.
     
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