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Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer Is All About (Generic) Action

by  in Movie News, Video Game Comment
Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer Is All About (Generic) Action

With “Assassin’s Creed” heading to theaters this weekend, Screen Junkies took it upon themselves to dive deep into the history of video game movies and arrived at one (or two) of the originals: “Mortal Kombat” and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.” While “Assassin’s Creed” gets busy proving that it doesn’t quite break the streak of terrible video game movies, the latest Honest Trailer explores one of the franchises that started it all.

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From the wooden acting to the awful CGI to nonsensical dialogue, the “Mortal Kombat” Honest Trailer makes it clear that the two films can’t be taken all that seriously. However, they give credit where credit is due: the theme song is pretty awesome, if overplayed — and they mean overplayed.

RELATED: James Wan Isn’t ‘Rushing Into’ New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie

Debuting in 1992, the “Mortal Kombat” video game franchise quickly gained notoriety for its violence and “Fatalities,” in which players are able to unleash often-gory executions on defeated opponents. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and starring Christopher Lambert, the game was adapted as moderately successful movie in 1995, which spawned the 1997 sequel “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.”

While there have been attempts to breathe new life into the non-video game areas of the franchise, including a 1998 television series, “Mortal Kombat: Konquest,” and a 2011 web series, “Mortal Kombat: Legacy,” none has been a breakout success.

A reboot of the “Mortal Kombat” films is currently in the works under the guidance of “Aquaman” director James Wan.

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