Screen Junkies » Mortal Kombat http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:46:07 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘Bloodsport’ Gets The ‘Mortal Kombat’ Remix http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bloodsport-gets-the-mortal-kombat-remix/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/bloodsport-gets-the-mortal-kombat-remix/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 22:02:28 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=251208 Flawless Video.

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Wow! Bloodsport loans itself so well to Mortal Kombat. Now get to work on a sequel with Universal Soldier Dolph Lundgren as Cyrax. (Obvious Winner)

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In Honor Of ‘Mortal Kombat’: 7 Video Games That Deserve A Movie Adaption http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-mortal-kombat-7-video-games-that-deserve-movie-adaptations/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/in-honor-of-mortal-kombat-7-video-games-that-deserve-movie-adaptations/#comments Fri, 30 Sep 2011 17:36:59 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=230616 Honorable mention to 'Dig Dug'.

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The LA Times announced yesterday that Warner Bros is moving forward with a reboot of the Mortal Kombat franchise. This decision was made after a web series of gritty, “more realistic” shorts, titled Mortal Kombat: Legacy, helpe drive sales of the latest¬† video game in the series to over 3 million copies. The reboot film will be directed by Legacy helmer Kevin Tancharoen.

I can understand the decision to cash in on the revived franchise but it makes me want more. Mortal Kombat had its chance. What about all of the other games that we’ve always wanted to see on the big screen? Here are just a few of the films that could lure us away from our couch and GameStationCubeBoxes.

The Legend Of Zelda

The sprawling adventure of The Legend of Zelda has been ripe for a movie adaptation for a long, long time. It has swords, explosions, monsters, intrigue, and an epic quest. The folks at Nintendo should have rushed this into production years ago. But it has to be the original Zelda — none of this Twilight Princess transforming into a wolf and helping stupid villagers with their gay farming problems crap.

Manhunt

Part The Running Man. Part The Warriors. And part slasher film. Manhunt is excessively violent and therefore would make an excessively awesome film. The stealth game focuses on a recently executed death row inmate who awakes to find he was spared. However, he’s now the center of a snuff film. He’s released into a dilapidated city while bloodthirsty gang members hunt him. Weaponless, he must defend himself in the most brutal fashion with whatever items he can find. Plastic bags, broken glass, baseball bats, hatchets, cleavers, crowbars, and eventually a chainsaw (after squaring off against a Leatherface-like enemy) all become his inventory as he eviscerates the criminal underground.

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Jeri Ryan http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jeri-ryan/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/gallery/jeri-ryan/#comments Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:58:53 +0000 Reza F. http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Gallery&p=208133 "Star Trek: Voyager" alum Jeri Ryan is once again at the center of fanboy attention.

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“Star Trek: Voyager” alum Jeri Ryan is once again at the center of fanboy attention. This time it’s for her role as Sonya Blade on the new Mortal Kombat webseries, a part that has her kicking a great deal of ass and taking quite a few names. She’s concurrently starring on ABC’s “Body of Proof” as Dr. Kate Murphy. Rumor has it that Ryan once got her two characters mixed up and begain mercilessly beating up an actor playing an Alzheimer’s patient while repeatedly yelling “Finish him!” There were no fatalities.

A word from Jeri: “I could do without the Bubonic Plague.”

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Uwe Boll Surprisingly Not Involved In ‘Mortal Kombat’ Web Series http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/mortal-kombat-rebirth-spec-short-to-become-promising-web-series/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/mortal-kombat-rebirth-spec-short-to-become-promising-web-series/#comments Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:43:55 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=Video&p=17359 The Mortal Kombat spec short that appeared online, seemingly out of nowhere, is laying the ground work for a 10-episode web series.

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The Mortal Kombat spec short that appeared online, seemingly out of nowhere, makes a little bit more sense now. However, Bloody Disgusting has the tip on exactly what it was and where it will go. Apparently, that bad-ass short was a primer for a 10-episode web series that is scheduled to start filming in Vancouver in February. Vancouver’s beautiful in late winter, so at the very least the cast and crew will get to enjoy some Yukon beauty.

The spec short was made for $7,500, with much of the cast and crew’s time donated to the cause. Michael Jai White will be continuing his character from the spec throughout the series. As disposable as most video game film franchises are, especially those from a concept that peaked in popularity in 1994, the spec job looked pretty amazing, so bring on the webisodes. As for the R-rated feature reboot, it’s unclear how this project will affect that development, if at all. The cast of characters is expected to include Shang Tsung, Liu Kang, Sub Zero, Durak, Kabal, Kitana/Mileena, and Scorpion. If you have no idea who these people are, ask your 11 year-old self. I’m sure he remembers. Cross your fingers that the producers go overbudget by getting a little overzealous with wanton use of ripped-out spines.

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Star Michael Jai White Talks Weird ‘Mortal Kombat’ Video Thing http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/star-michael-jai-white-talks-weird-mortal-kombat-video-thing/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/star-michael-jai-white-talks-weird-mortal-kombat-video-thing/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Just the other day, that weird Mortal Kombat thing arrived online. It sparked immediate debate whether it was for the upcoming video game or the film. We know now that the gritty video was shot by director Kevin Tanchareon as a pitch to get himself hired for the upcoming job. Michael Jai White was one of many actors working for free to appear as Jax. He tells Asylum that the vibe on set was "one of camaraderie." He's got a lot of ideas about what he can bring to the role of Jax:"Our natural take on it is to make it gritty and dark. Jax is still a hell of a fighter. He's still a super-badass, but he's just restrained by the letter of the law. We played with some ideas of building that up between him and Scorpion. There would be some great fights with Jax. There's so much I haven't had the chance to do. I've probably shown one-eighth of my martial arts ability on screen. With Jax having his metal arms, I'd use a lot of Wing Chun because it relies heavily on the arms."I really don't feel we need a "serious" take on Mortal Kombat. While Dark Knight was a meditation on the weight vengeance bears on the soul, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth is likely to be a meditation on punching someone's skull through their rectum.

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Just the other day, that weird Mortal Kombat thing arrived online. It sparked immediate debate whether it was for the upcoming video game or the film. We know now that the gritty video was shot by director Kevin Tanchareon as a pitch to get himself hired for the upcoming job. Michael Jai White was one of many actors working for free to appear as Jax. He tells Asylum that the vibe on set was "one of camaraderie." He’s got a lot of ideas about what he can bring to the role of Jax:

"Our natural take on it is to make it gritty and dark. Jax is still a hell of a fighter. He’s still a super-badass, but he’s just restrained by the letter of the law. We played with some ideas of building that up between him and Scorpion. There would be some great fights with Jax. There’s so much I haven’t had the chance to do. I’ve probably shown one-eighth of my martial arts ability on screen. With Jax having his metal arms, I’d use a lot of Wing Chun because it relies heavily on the arms."

I really don’t feel we need a "serious" take on Mortal Kombat. While Dark Knight was a meditation on the weight vengeance bears on the soul, Mortal Kombat: Rebirth is likely to be a meditation on punching someone’s skull through their rectum.

 

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New Cool ‘Mortal Kombat’ Trailer Thing Is On The Internet http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-cool-mortal-kombat-trailer-thing-is-on-the-internet/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/new-cool-mortal-kombat-trailer-thing-is-on-the-internet/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 Much like a transient hobo, a mysterious video appeared online today and wagged it's weiner at all of us leaving us bemused. We're not really sure if this has anything to do with Warner Bros. planned Mortal Kombat reboot or the next game in the series. What we do know is that someone dragged the Mortal Kombat mythos through the Saw garden and brought Black Dynamite and Seven of Nine along for the ride. Still, it's interesting to see a grittier, more realistic take on the source material. Or as realistic as a movie featuring a brain-eating reptile man, a knife-armed plastic surgeon, and a washed-up action star turned cop can be. Hey, Steven Seagal did it. Wagged his weiner at people, I mean. Whatever, at least ninjas aren't raining from the sky. (Kotaku) Check it out after the jump and be the judge. Ridiculous movie or expensive videogame?

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Much like a transient hobo, a mysterious video appeared online today and wagged it’s weiner at all of us leaving us bemused. We’re not really sure if this has anything to do with Warner Bros. planned Mortal Kombat reboot or the next game in the series. What we do know is that someone dragged the Mortal Kombat mythos through the Saw garden and brough Black Dynamite and Seven of Nine along for the ride.

Still, it’s interesting to see a grittier, more realistic take on the source material. Or as realistic as a movie featuring a brain-eating reptile man, a knife-armed plastic surgeon, and a washed-up action star turned cop can be. Hey, Steven Seagal did it. Wagged his weiner at people, I mean. Whatever, at least ninjas aren’t raining from the sky. (Kotaku)

Check it out after the jump and be the judge. Ridiculous movie or expensive videogame?

 


MORTAL KOMBAT – Watch more Funny Videos

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‘Mortal Kombat’ Remake Koming Soon to Skreens http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mortal-kombat-remake-koming-soon-to-skreens/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/mortal-kombat-remake-koming-soon-to-skreens/#comments Wed, 30 Nov -0001 00:00:00 +0000 After acquiring the rights to Mortal Kombat this past summer, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with a new film version of the once popular video game. The game tells the story of an ultra-violent fighting tournament, the outcome of which decides Earth's fate. 2009 blacklist screenwriter Oren Uziel is in talks to flush away his new-found credibility by penning the script.¬† Not to be a cynic but this seems like a tough one to inject with any real character or emotion. Let's not forget that this is a series built upon ninjas raining from the sky, punching monsters in the nads, pulling out spines, and cybernetic arms. All qualities that make for a great Japanese film, but over here they just lack nuance. (Bloody Disgusting)

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After acquiring the rights to Mortal Kombat this past summer, Warner Bros. is moving ahead with a new film version of the once popular video game. The game tells the story of an ultra-violentfighting tournament, the outcome of which decides Earth’s fate. 2009 blacklist screenwriter Oren Uziel is in talks to flush away his new-found credibility by penning the script.  Not to be a cynic but this seems like a tough one to inject with any real character or emotion. Let’s not forget that this is a series built upon ninjas raining from the sky, punching monsters in the nads, pulling out spines, and cybernetic arms. All qualities that make for a great Japanese film, but over here they just lack nuance. (Bloody Disgusting)

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