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The United States
Jul 18, 2004

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Firstborn posted:

W-why not turn this OC into Johnny Cage? Is Johnny Cage going to be his psuedonym after he quits the mma and gets a small role in a Marvel movie?
It's possible, given we saw a lot of characters but didn't see Johnny Cage... or did we?

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Jul 18, 2004

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8YtTz9xWu4#t=149s

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Jul 18, 2004

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Groundskeeper Silly posted:

This reminds me of the Tekken movie, which IIRC, sucked because they forgot to make it any fun. MK's lore is inherently more goofy and fun than Tekken's, so that'll be harder to do with this one.

Hollismason posted:

The Tekken movie cost 50 million dollars to make. This one looks like it has a substantial budget.

DC Murderverse posted:

Honestly I think $50 million was around the budget they were shooting for with this movie too. That said, effects money probably goes farther in 2020 than 2009 and WB is a much better producer than the people behind Baby Geniuses and Ghost Rider. Add in a cast and writer/director that clearly have fondness for the property and you’ll probably get a much better movie with the same price tag.
Apparently there were TWO tekken movies???



Oh my god that casting

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-Mx4qELr34

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Jul 18, 2004

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Henker posted:

I was just randomly thinking, is Mortal Kombat the most 80s video game series of all time even though it didn't come out until the 90s? It features a lot of things that really hit their zenith in the Age of Reagan:

1) High stakes martial arts tournaments
2) White people doing karate
3) Mystical ninjas
4) Killer cyborgs
5) Racist Yellow Peril villains
6) Sword and sorcery realms with buff dudes wearing loincloths
7) Heroic murderous cops
8) Slasher movie style extreme violence

And now the series features a bunch of actual licensed characters from the 80s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JtRMvBNn88

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Jul 18, 2004

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fatherboxx posted:

Main character is basically a lazy OC with not very inspiring powers and movie sorta knows that so he tags in Scorpion for most of the final fight
That just lends credence to the theory that he's related to Scorpion I guess, without confirming anything either way

Oh and
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivnLWjHLbGU
SUCKERSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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Jul 18, 2004

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John Romero posted:

getting pretty strong “pretty good but the sequel will be the good one” vibes here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2cdSdlXBrw#t=131s

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

Finally the Mortal Kombat Kung Fury crossover no one asked for, thanks to Mortal Mugen
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfOt6sQDMLM
Can't wait for the movies to give us Polar Sub Zero and Anime Girl Goro as well

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

I had no idea there was a second season of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2Ow7nCFuaE





Vince MechMahon posted:

I wonder if they're making canon that Reiko is actually Shao Khan.

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

The original Mortal Kombat movie is coming back to HBO Max May 1st. I'm surprised it wasn't there already. Weird.



Vince MechMahon posted:

Also not only was there a second season, they shot and had ready to go a third season that they just never released!
What the hell is going on with Warner Bros?

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Jul 18, 2004

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Gavok posted:

It also leads to one of the stupidest moments I've seen in a movie in recent memory. All the chosen warriors have what amounts to mutant powers that need to be unlocked through whatever dramatic moment. Liu Kang has fire, Kano has a laser eye, Kung Lao has... his razor hat. Anyway, after Jax gets his arms shattered, some Shaolin monks replace them with skinny prosthetics. He has metal arms, but they're like bones and look pathetic. When he has a dramatic moment where he needs to save Sonya, his powers kick in via his skinny metal arms suddenly transforming into bulky cybernetic arms. That's his innate ability. What the gently caress?
This sounds hilariously dumb and yet not as dumb as the Jax Arm Sleeves from MK Annihilation

The United States fucked around with this message at 03:39 on Apr 23, 2021

The United States
Jul 18, 2004

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NowonSA posted:

Ironically enough since it's also based on a fighting game, one lesser example that immediately comes to mind of that happening is Raul Julia in Street Fighter, but goddamn I felt like Josh Lawson did it so much more than Raul Julia did.
I mean Raul Julia was literally dying and could barely stand up, so he was really giving it his all

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Jul 18, 2004

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Kano was always underappreciated
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8bVVYuy4HU

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Jul 18, 2004

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The Saddest Rhino posted:

I probably missed something but as much as I was okay with the second Sonya trailer fight I didn't understand why they had to fight there
To payoff Checkov's Garden Gnome

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

Yeah it had that feeling that the Mandalorian has where it's just filmed on a virtual set which allows for great fantastical backdrops but you can still feel that it's taking place on a tiny stage, you know?



Also I now realize that Shang Tsung and his jobber crew should have gotten a quick intro with onscreen text like Megatron and his jobber crew did in The Last Knight, it would turn the fact that they're all jobbing into a big joke at least, lampshading the disappointment
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Y22PZjPRNI

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Jul 18, 2004

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I like the idea of calling Cole's magic shirt literalized plot armor

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

MK '95 was the Fast n Furious of its day

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Jul 18, 2004

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well why not posted:

I want a standalone Scorpion game in the style of DMC / Bayonetta.
Hope it turns out as good as MKM Sub Zero
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7upY8OE103A

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Jul 18, 2004

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Perestroika posted:

Hell, they should just have the announcer lines be spoken by an actual ghostly announcer that nobody ever seems to acknowledge. They did it for the 95 Reptile fight and it was
I believe the "Reptile" there is actually part of the song? Which is hilarious.

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Jul 18, 2004

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postmodifier posted:

I honestly had a jaw-drop moment the first time I queued up a fatality against Robocop in mk11, thinking, watch this just be be intestines and blood again

But instead it was electrical cables and motor oil, and that little attention to detail bought them at least 20 more hours of me wasting my life to grind out ridiculous currencies to unlock things I would never ever end up using
Too bad they forgot to give that same level of detail to the terminator

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQhFP3RgQbw#t=64s

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Jul 18, 2004

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No they have regular blood and a shiny endoskeleton that's treated like regular skeletons and not extra durable metal, but that's not what I'm talking about, I'm talking about a lack of attention to detail there - they missed their chance to do this

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Jul 18, 2004

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Melman v2

Animatronic Goro is great because in no way could they do the sort of knock-em sock-em destroy-the-garage fight the 2021 CG Goro does, so instead they get creative and have Johnny Cage punch him in the balls and then kick him off a cliff in a really wide shot. It's not really much of a fight but the Animatronic Goro and the brilliant puppeteers do such a great job selling the ball punch that's what people remember.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgRPVOCr-QY

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Jul 18, 2004

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Archer666 posted:

This, along with them using deserts and reusing sets made me think that the movie was made on a lower budget than the '95 movie at first. It really feels empty.
The 1995 movie's reported $18 million budget would be equivalent to roughly $32 million today.

The 1995 Goro animatronic cost $1 million of that $18 million alone.

Mortal Kombat 2021 reportedly had a $55 million budget. So lol

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