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Mortal Combat trailer?

Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 9:23pm

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Entirely badass


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_MqZn7E-mk
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 9:58pm

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I hadn't seen this yet, but after looking up some info it is being speculated that this was purposely released anonymously (possibly by WB) to gauge reaction for a possible R rated reboot of the MK IP.

I enjoyed this quite a bit, but I was also a huge fan of the first 3 MK games (MK I and II in the arcade were about the only video games I played during college).

Although I enjoyed the previous MK movies (well, at least the first one, but again, my enjoyment of those movies is more because I was a huge MK fan than the movies actually being good), this looks like it could be really good if done properly.
Posted: Tue, 8th Jun 2010, 10:42pm

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Well, that was freaking awesome. I wasn't ever the biggest MK fan, but I was able to recognize and name a lot of the characters in that video. I'd definitely watch an MK movie if it was done like that.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 12:12am

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That blew my mind. Wow. I hope this is a feature.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 12:50am

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Whoa ho ho! That kicks some serious rectum right there.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 6:45am

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Never really played the games, and there's some serious cheese going on in this teaser, but it certainly had a lot of attitude and was great fun.

Main thing is that it looks like it's been put together by people that actually understand the games.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 10:54am

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MKII was my favourite megadrive/genesis game ever. I was totally hooked to that for years.

This looks AMAZING. I get the feeling that it's a fan trailer though - no info, not even a holding site URL or anything. If a PR company or WB wanted to gauge how popular something was, they'd at least direct people to a website so that they could accurately track traffic, no?

But if I'm wrong, and if this *is* a proper film... man, I can't freaking wait!

Cheers,
Arktic.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 12:32pm

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It's got Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan in it, so I very much doubt it's a fanfilm. Plus it's simply too good to be a fanfilm - unless it's a properly financed, professional 'fanfilm' with the specific intention of getting the gig to do a feature, I suppose.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 12:44pm

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I loved the first Mortal Kombat movie for being such a guilty pleasure fun film. The second one was utter garbage.

This looked well made but it's a bit too horrorish for my liking. But I was happy to see my favorite character Scorpion in it. biggrin
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 3:32pm

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This looks awesome. But...

In making it more realistic, it distance itself from what made the franchise attractive to me - the supernatural element. Reptile was actually a Raptor in a Ninja suit, and Baraka was a mutant from a planet in the outerworld.

I'd still watch this if a feature length movie came out, though. I accept that sometimes for a movie to work, it has to betray some of its source material.

-Matt
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 4:18pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

In making it more realistic, it distance itself from what made the franchise attractive to me - the supernatural element. Reptile was actually a Raptor in a Ninja suit, and Baraka was a mutant from a planet in the outerworld.
I had exactly the same thoughts. It kind of appeals to me on the "something that could almost happen" level in the way that they're defining the origins of the characters, but it does seem to somewhat take away from the MK lore regarding supernatural powers and alternate dimensions.

If they do go down the "more realistic" road, I was wondering how they'd approach an explanation for Liu Kang's fireballs or Shang Tsung's ability to morph, or if they'll just ignore those types of things.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 6:27pm

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It's Christophernolanized. It's like if scientists wrote the bible.
Posted: Wed, 9th Jun 2010, 6:52pm

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didnt they already make a mortal kombat film with over the top super speed techno and poorly acted fighters. I never understand why hollywood makes films on some games that really have no storyline when there are tons of games out there worthy of a movie.

"This summer, coming to a cinema near you... Pacman the movie, starring Johhny depp as pac man, angelina jolie as mrs pacman. Its a story about love, courage and an endless supply of extacy pills."
Posted: Sat, 12th Jun 2010, 1:19am

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To me, this looks like a T.V show. not a movie.
Posted: Sat, 12th Jun 2010, 4:26am

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Tarn wrote:

It's got Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan in it, so I very much doubt it's a fanfilm. Plus it's simply too good to be a fanfilm - unless it's a properly financed, professional 'fanfilm' with the specific intention of getting the gig to do a feature, I suppose.
Bingo.
Posted: Mon, 14th Jun 2010, 8:10am

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Bingo.

Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2010, 5:16am

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videofxuniverse wrote:

didnt they already make a mortal kombat film with over the top super speed techno and poorly acted fighters. I never understand why hollywood makes films on some games that really have no storyline when there are tons of games out there worthy of a movie.
Really? It may just be me, but I don't think that the games would still be around today if it wasn't for the movies, even if Annihilation wasn't all that good. I grew up playing Mortal Kombat BECAUSE I had seen the movies. If I had never seen MK I or 2 I might not have even known the games even existed.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2010, 5:22am

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Yeah, that's just you. Sorry.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2010, 5:26am

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BRUTALITY.
Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2010, 7:22am

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The FE wrote:

videofxuniverse wrote:

didnt they already make a mortal kombat film with over the top super speed techno and poorly acted fighters. I never understand why hollywood makes films on some games that really have no storyline when there are tons of games out there worthy of a movie.
Really? It may just be me, but I don't think that the games would still be around today if it wasn't for the movies, even if Annihilation wasn't all that good. I grew up playing Mortal Kombat BECAUSE I had seen the movies. If I had never seen MK I or 2 I might not have even known the games even existed.
That's DEFINITELY just you...
Posted: Tue, 15th Jun 2010, 7:33am

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The FE wrote:

videofxuniverse wrote:

didnt they already make a mortal kombat film with over the top super speed techno and poorly acted fighters. I never understand why hollywood makes films on some games that really have no storyline when there are tons of games out there worthy of a movie.
Really? It may just be me, but I don't think that the games would still be around today if it wasn't for the movies, even if Annihilation wasn't all that good. I grew up playing Mortal Kombat BECAUSE I had seen the movies. If I had never seen MK I or 2 I might not have even known the games even existed.
I'm sorry but........."get over here!!!"
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 2:00am

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Well clearly I was just off in my own little world then. How many people here had heard of the games before seeing the movie?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 2:43am

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Mortal Kombat was the Grand Theft Auto of the 90's. There was a lot of controversy over the violence in that game among parents, and naturally, kids loved it. I'm pretty sure most people have heard of the games before the...uh, movies. You're pretty much asking the forum "who has heard of Mortal Kombat?"
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 8:43am

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There are Mortal Kombat movies?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 1:28pm

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The FE wrote:

Well clearly I was just off in my own little world then. How many people here had heard of the games before seeing the movie?
*Raises hand*

Saw the movie because of having played the games, as did just about everyone I know who saw it when it came out.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2010, 5:45pm

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I think I knew about the movies before I knew it was a game too. Heck, I thought the games were based on the movies.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2010, 2:22am

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That was better than any other video game film I've seen.
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2010, 4:59am

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RodyPolis wrote:

I think I knew about the movies before I knew it was a game too. Heck, I thought the games were based on the movies.
Yeah that's me too. Granted I was like six when I first saw the movie, but everyone else I talked to, even my older friends, had played the games AFTER seeing the movie. Guess we're just a backwards bunch in Niagara Falls...
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2010, 7:55am

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The FE wrote:

RodyPolis wrote:

I think I knew about the movies before I knew it was a game too. Heck, I thought the games were based on the movies.
Yeah that's me too. Granted I was like six when I first saw the movie, but everyone else I talked to, even my older friends, had played the games AFTER seeing the movie. Guess we're just a backwards bunch in Niagara Falls...
Gonna have to go ahead and join this train as well. I grew up in an impoverished neighborhood, and the movies were all the rave to watch on the TV of the one kid on the block who had a VCR. I remember we had one, but it was all kinds of broken- and the kids on our block (whose names even sound ghetto and poor looking back on it: Tony and Ray-Ray biggrin) who had one I think had a party to watch the first Mortal Kombat and everyone around the neighborhood showed up. It was a huge deal.

After that, we all began doing imaginary fighting and trying to find where to play the game. Like FE, of course, I was only 6 or so at this point- but I clearly remember the movies before the games.

Obviously their dominance caused the film's creation- but it's not a deplorably crazy thing to see and/or be affected by it the other way around. I mean, I was. unsure

(I also tend to think maybe b4uask made the sequel. wink)
Posted: Fri, 18th Jun 2010, 5:45am

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Oh man that clip is so hard for me to watch. I just like to pretend that Annihilation just doesn't exist and that after Liu Kang beat Shang Tsung at the end of MK I everyone lived happily ever after, and that Shao Kahn didn't douche it up by invading Earthrealm from Outworld. It's much easier for me that way smile This way Johnny Cage lives, because Johnny Cage is the man.
Posted: Mon, 24th Jan 2011, 8:58pm

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Old topic, but it looks like the guy who did the Mortal Kombat Rebirth short film has been hired by Warner Bros. to help create a series of live action MK digital shorts:

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/24/live-action-mortal-kombat-digital-series
Posted: Tue, 25th Jan 2011, 9:28am

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Good news, and interesting to see a studio taking a risk like this, rather than suing the guy for doing the short in the first place.
Posted: Tue, 25th Jan 2011, 7:05pm

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Super excited for these, I loves me some Mortal Kombat. The fact that he can go and do something like this should be an inspiration for us all.
Posted: Wed, 26th Jan 2011, 1:03am

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He made this short as a presentation hoping to get the go ahead with making a new MK movie. Now they're doing the series and all of the actors featured will reprise their roles so I'm looking forward to this!