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    Mortal Kombat: Rebirth

    Faraci's saying that it's related to a film reboot alongside a game, but it may just be a promotional item for a game. Looks mighty expensive, and has Michael Jai White playing Jax. Also, canon's out the window.

    Trailer?

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    Oh, gawd.

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    E3 is next week. Think about it.
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    That was...weird.

    Is there really any question that it will suck? Regardless I kind of want to see it. Particularly to see more goofy explanations for clearly supernatural characters from the game, and how they make them "real".

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    That was...weird.

    Is there really any question that it will suck? Regardless I kind of want to see it. Particularly to see more goofy explanations for clearly supernatural characters from the game, and how they make them "real".
    Right now, it looks like it's just a viral for the game. If it gets made, I'd probably see it, as long as they maintained the look and tone of the viral.

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    Jeri Ryan (Dracula 200, Law & Order: SVU)
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    Consider everyone wrong. It's not viral marketing for a new game, nor is it a preview for a movie.

    It is in fact a glorified fan film, made basically to be a pitch.

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    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I hope it gets made.

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    I like Paul Anderson's Mortal Kombat better.
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I hope it gets made.
    If The Human Centepede can get funding ANYTHING can get funding.

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    Quote Quoting Rowland (view post)
    I like Paul Anderson's Mortal Kombat better.
    Thank you. One of the pleasures of Mortal Kombat is its intentionally childish attempts at "adult" videogaming, and Anderson and Kasanoff translated that sincere goofiness to the screen very well.

    This looks considerably less interesting - just another grittydark reboot.

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    I wouldn't mind a gory, R-rated reboot, but yeah, I would want the violence to be campy and cartoonish, not gritty and realistic.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    I get a sense of campiness even in their "dark and gritty" reboot.

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    Quote Quoting Dead & Messed Up (view post)
    This looks considerably less interesting - just another grittydark reboot.
    Hm yes, but I could say that every videogame movie made is a generic, infantile, instantly forgotten piece of tosh too. Perhaps it's this kind of out of the box thinking that will someday see videogame movies receive the acclaim reserved typically for more artistic fare because there's usually not much there worth adapting.
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    I highly doubt that.
    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    That article now makes me legitimately excited about the idea. :/

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    I agree with one of the comments that makes the point about 9/11 and Holocaust footage. I think reconfiguring our understanding of reality through a fantastic prism is probably one of the more healthy ways to cope with our limitations, mental, physical, aesthetic, or otherwise.

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    I want a Ermac/Rain showdown in this film.
    Sure why not?

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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    I agree with one of the comments that makes the point about 9/11 and Holocaust footage. I think reconfiguring our understanding of reality through a fantastic prism is probably one of the more healthy ways to cope with our limitations, mental, physical, aesthetic, or otherwise.
    Only if you think of yourself as a passive observer? To be an active do-er, perhaps losing yourself in a fantasy is not a good start. (I'm thinking about how rumour and conspiracy theory actually hurt more than help in a political conflict.)
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    Quote Quoting Sven (view post)
    I agree with one of the comments that makes the point about 9/11 and Holocaust footage. I think reconfiguring our understanding of reality through a fantastic prism is probably one of the more healthy ways to cope with our limitations, mental, physical, aesthetic, or otherwise.
    But I don't think harping on real footage was the article's point (though it probably could've been written better). It was more the use of a dying baby's photograph as the backstory of a monster, because the persons in the photo wouldn't know any better anyway. That's pretty tasteless, and would be like if in the Goonies, we're told of Sloth's childhood while Donner cuts to a real footage of a real Down's Syndrome baby that he just grabbed off a newsreel.

    I'm not that outraged because it is what it is and a pitch film obviously had a limited budget to work with. Still, as I said, it's a fair point for the article to make.
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    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting Donald Glover
    I was actually just reading about Matt Damon and he’s like, ‘There’s a culture of outrage.’ I’m like, ‘Well, they have a reason to be outraged.’ I think it’s a lot of dudes just being scared. They’re like, ‘What if I did something and I didn’t realize it?’ I’m like, ‘Deal with it.’
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    Quote Quoting number8 (view post)
    I feel like I should get this gag, but I don't. I get they're ripping on the pitch reel, but ... help me out with K.I.R.B.Y.

    NEVER MIND. I got it.

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    I agree with the article's writer. That's flat-out exploitation and, as good an idea as it might have seemed, it hurts the pitch reel.

    What makes it a little worse is that, if the ill baby had been from a more developed country and his/her name had been on the press, the director might have thought twice about putting it in his film.

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    Sorry I'm late to the party, but that video was really cool.

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