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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Jax is also shown right before he’s gonna pulp some ones head so ripping out a heart doesn’t really tell us much of how the story will play out.

    I figure they will do something like MK9 where he will be a “good” guy before stabbing them in the back.
    But it was Kano dude grinning and laughing while doing nasty shit. I mean c'mon guys, we all know theses characters for decades. We know how they gonna behave and progress. Movie wont suddenly change them. Kano is gonna be evil and will betray the team, guaranteed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makabreska View Post
    But it was Kano dude grinning and laughing while doing nasty shit. I mean c'mon guys, we all know theses characters for decades. We know how they gonna behave and progress. Movie wont suddenly change them. Kano is gonna betray the team, guaranteed.
    ya the Betray is pretty guaranteed it just comes down to when in the movie they'll actually do it. while they could in theory leave it as a cliff hanger at the end I expect it to be closer to the mid way point when the tournament is in full swing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s_bushido View Post
    Except...aren't the "normal" characters (Sonya, Johnny, Jax, etc) from Earthrealm initially unaware of what's going on? I'm no MK buff, but I don't remember them knowing about the tournament or other realms before the story starts. There are plenty of reasonable justifications for creating an entirely new character for the movie that's supposed to introduce people to the world, but this isn't one of them.
    They're "aware" of it, in so much as the information has been gathered over time and they seem to have been attempting to pinpoint it. This suggests that we will be going into the story from the point in time where the first few minutes are literally getting people caught up to the story start. I could be wrong, but that is what I get from the trailer.

    The idea being that Sonya, Jax, etc.. at the point where the movie starts know ABOUT the tournament.. or the series of events that become the tournament.. But aren't fully immersed in it. Which is why, especially in the beginning, Cole makes sense as the audience vehicle at the start. As the movie progresses, it is possible that without that Stan, you would see a rift between people who know and people who don't. Which is where the Stan matters. As I said, I am perfectly fine with Cole as that Stan, so long as over the course of the movie.. His character will make sense. Maybe he IS Reptile? would be interesting, and there is some interesting anecdotal evidence to support it. I have been an MK fan since '93 when I had my Super Nintendo. Saw the original Movie an embarassing number of times in theaters, and yeah.. we don't talk about the "other" movie. For the first time since that random MK youtube trailer came out back in 2012, I am legit hyped for an MK media. I hope this goes well.
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    Well this sucks.
    Mortal Kombat, the upcoming Warner Bros. movie adaptation pulled from the video game series, has been delayed by a week, according to a Variety report. Originally scheduled for April 16, Mortal Kombat will now hit theaters and HBO Max on April 23. Warner Bros. confirmed the delay to Polygon.
    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/www.poly...-date-april-23

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    Only a week, could be worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daemos daemonium View Post
    A week... I'm sure you'll survive.

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    As a true fan of this universe, I can wait until 2022, the main thing is that the film meets my expectations.

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    Mortal Kombat | 2021| Clip "Scorpion vs. Sub-Zero HD

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    First 7 Minutes


    Anyone else think that looked like Scorpion's son started to freeze Sub-Zero's hand? Wife seemed to understand Chinese unlike Scorpion, could this be a Romeo and Juliet thing with her being from the Lin Kuei? Is Cole Young going to end up being a descendant of the baby left under the floorboards, and heir to both the Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei?

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    The Scorpion/Sub Zero look amazing but it kind of worries me that they would release that. Does that mean the rest of the film is garbage? Or are they just trying to hype people up?

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    hooo boy as someone in this 30s this movie is a godsent. here is original mortal kombat theme
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAwWPadFsOA

    I expect after this movie, half the world population will watch it lmao
    lmao at youtube comments;

    If this isn't the end credits song in the movie, We riot.

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    My Mortal Kombat lore is a bit rusty (as it I am not too familiar and well read on it), but isnt there actually two Sub Zero's, the second was was more a semi-good guy, the first one was a bit of an ass hole bad guy, the movie being here shows the first sub zero right?

    Also a gripe I have with western produced martial arts movies which is the cinematography and the amount of cuts and edits to them, and I see that a lot in this movies fight scenes, I hope it isnt going to be too much of a problem for me. :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    My Mortal Kombat lore is a bit rusty (as it I am not too familiar and well read on it), but isnt there actually two Sub Zero's, the second was was more a semi-good guy, the first one was a bit of an ass hole bad guy
    That's correct. Bi-Han is the Sub-Zero in the first tournament, he gets killed and is replaced by Kuai Liang, who is the Sub-Zero going forward. Bi-Han ends up becoming another character in the series, ill skip saying who in case it happens in the movies and spoilers being what they are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orby View Post
    My Mortal Kombat lore is a bit rusty (as it I am not too familiar and well read on it), but isnt there actually two Sub Zero's, the second was was more a semi-good guy, the first one was a bit of an ass hole bad guy, the movie being here shows the first sub zero right?

    Also a gripe I have with western produced martial arts movies which is the cinematography and the amount of cuts and edits to them, and I see that a lot in this movies fight scenes, I hope it isnt going to be too much of a problem for me. :P
    Yes, there's the Sub-Zero from the first tournament and then his brother that took the mantle of Sub-Zero from MK II going forward. The movie however is showing a Sub-Zero named Bi-Han(the MK I Sub-Zero) from 400 years ago. He's gonna be really old if he's the same Sub-Zero in the rest of the movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aurrora View Post
    Yes, there's the Sub-Zero from the first tournament and then his brother that took the mantle of Sub-Zero from MK II going forward. The movie however is showing a Sub-Zero named Bi-Han(the MK I Sub-Zero) from 400 years ago. He's gonna be really old if he's the same Sub-Zero in the rest of the movie.
    Maybe Shang Tsung kept him ... on ice?
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    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty123456 View Post
    The Scorpion/Sub Zero look amazing but it kind of worries me that they would release that. Does that mean the rest of the film is garbage? Or are they just trying to hype people up?
    Its pretty blatant hype. This is just standard stuff for movies these days. Rather than just getting a trailer and then you wait for the movie, they release video after video after video.

    Quote Originally Posted by segara82 View Post
    Maybe Shang Tsung kept him ... on ice?
    I should report you for this

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    I love how they handled Hanzo and Bi-Han's backstory in this, in particular the casting and more nuanced depiction of their Japanese and Chinese origins. The martial arts, costumes, and set feel way more authentic, they're speaking the correct languages, etc. Lots of great little details.

    Honestly, when they did the soft reboot in MK9, this is the kind of stuff I wanted. The games always played fast and loose with "oriental" culture with "Rayden," the "Chinese ninjas," and so forth. It's gotten better since the reboot, but it's still not the best. The series is fun and I absolutely adored it when I was a teenager, but it gets really stupid and adolescent to the point of self parody at times, which has kind of turned me off to the series as I've gotten older.

    This movie seems to be going for a generally more grounded tone, which is what I've wanted to see in the series for a long time now.

    That said, after watching the opening scene, my biggest concern is all the other stuff that the movie has to be about besides Hanzo and Bi-Han. Also worried that there might be some tonal whiplash when it gets to the characters basically going by pro wrestler stage names.


    Quote Originally Posted by qwerty123456 View Post
    The Scorpion/Sub Zero look amazing but it kind of worries me that they would release that. Does that mean the rest of the film is garbage? Or are they just trying to hype people up?
    It's generally the opposite. When a movie is bad (or at least when the studio is not confident in it) they will withhold footage and have embargos last up until the premier so that negative reviews don't get out.

    The movie has also technically already premiered in other parts of the world, and the reviews are pretty mixed, but it's kind of hard to make heads or tails of them right now. Seems like some people don't like how much more grounded and serious this take is, while others are upset that it deviates from the games too much?

    Personally, all I want out of it is good production design, cinematography, and choreography. The casting already seems to be really solid. I know the story of Mortal Kombat; it isn't the best.
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    Pretty excited to see this, that first 7 minutes was pretty good. Have my tickets for Saturday, but might end up watching it on HBO Friday night.

    Also some MK humor.


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    In a new interview with Variety, actor Joe Taslim revealed that he’s signed on for four more Mortal Kombat sequels to portray the iconic villain Sub-Zero, if Warner Bros. decides to move forward with the franchise. With the news coming days before the film is scheduled to premiere this week, it seems that Warner Bros. is hopeful that Mortal Kombat will finally break the curse of poor video game adaptations and launch a new series for the studio.
    https://www.google.ca/amp/s/collider...-sub-zero/amp/

    Seems like pretty good news story wise if the movie does well could mean we’ll see noob down the line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Phayde View Post
    Pretty excited to see this, that first 7 minutes was pretty good. Have my tickets for Saturday, but might end up watching it on HBO Friday night.

    Also some MK humor.

    I'm dead! LMAO!

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