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    Haha it looks about like what I expected. The effects look like a mix of ok and oh-no-baby-what-is-you-doing. I like several of the actors here, and it's all but guaranteed to be quite silly and probably a fun enough afternoon viewing. I can dig.
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    "It's a birthmark."
    "What do you mean?"
    "He was born with it."

    I MEAN COME ON, TRAILER/MOVIE. LET ME BREATHE A MOMENT HERE.
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    Quote Quoting Wryan (view post)
    "It's a birthmark."
    "What do you mean?"
    "He was born with it."

    I MEAN COME ON, TRAILER/MOVIE. LET ME BREATHE A MOMENT HERE.
    Literally came in here to laugh about that line.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    Quote Quoting Spun Lepton (view post)
    I wouldn't say awful, but ... not good, either. I understand it's a video game movie, but ... meh.
    It's pretty sad because the most recent revamp of the video games (starting with X) actually have a decent story and writing.
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    We're not really complaining that MORTAL KOMBAT is ridiculous, are we?

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    The Sub-Zero stuff was cool. Could've done without Scorpion's "get over here" at the end, but it's basically required.
    Last edited by Idioteque Stalker; 02-18-2021 at 09:54 PM.

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    Needs more Johnny Cage. Otherwise, it looks really fun.
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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    We're not really complaining that MORTAL KOMBAT is ridiculous, are we?
    That's my entire problem. I WANT it to be ridiculous. But they seem to be wanting it to have some earnestly delivered plot.

    Just give me 80 minutes of fights with insane gore. That's all I want from an MK movie.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    At least they're going all in with the gore and fatalities. Haven't played a MK game in over a decade, but I def watch the fatalities on youtube

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    Same.
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    The Owl House, S1 (D. Terrace, 2020) ☆
    Mare of Easttown (B. Inglesby, 2021) ☆
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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    That's my entire problem. I WANT it to be ridiculous. But they seem to be wanting it to have some earnestly delivered plot.

    Just give me 80 minutes of fights with insane gore. That's all I want from an MK movie.
    Ok good. Same.

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    My issues with the new MK:
    Who is this protagonist? They made him up for the movie. Why isn't it just Liu Kang, Johnny Cage or Sonya Blade?
    Birthmark? WTF.
    Trailer needs more Shang Tsung.
    Mileena doesn't have fangs.

    Things I did like about it:
    Gore, obviously.
    Goro looks pretty badass.

    Don't know, guys. I'm probably the biggest MK fan on the site, so maybe take that into account. I still play MK11 almost daily.
    Last edited by Spun Lepton; 02-19-2021 at 02:24 PM.

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    Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion is inspired.

    I'm just really worried this is going to lean more towards the MK: Annihilation side of "silly", rather than kung fu with horror gore kind of silly.
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    Imagine the Raid type of fights in MK form?

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Imagine the Raid type of fights in MK form?
    Exactly. That's what I want.

    I am expecting this will be 75% attempt at storytelling, 24.5% poorly photographed, dimly lit fight scenes, 0.5% cool gore.
    I know writers who use subtext and they're all cowards.

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    Exactly. That's what I want.

    I am expecting this will be 75% attempt at storytelling, 24.5% poorly photographed, dimly lit fight scenes, 0.5% cool gore.
    The fights in the trailer (specifically Sub-Zero/Scorpion) look pretty dope, though. Loved SZ's waterbending moment.
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    The Seventh Seal (I. Bergman, 1957) ☆
    Moonrise Kingdom (W. Anderson, 2012) ☆
    The Hollow, S1 (J. Mepham/K. A. Rocchio/G. Sullivan/V. Viscomi, 2018) ☆
    Steven Universe, S3 (R. Sugar, 2016) ☆
    The Owl House, S1 (D. Terrace, 2020) ☆
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    I never really had high expectations for it. From what rumors I've heard, though, they went all-in on the gore. They knew their audience.

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    Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans (J. Mednikow, 2019) ☆
    The Seventh Seal (I. Bergman, 1957) ☆
    Moonrise Kingdom (W. Anderson, 2012) ☆
    The Hollow, S1 (J. Mepham/K. A. Rocchio/G. Sullivan/V. Viscomi, 2018) ☆
    Steven Universe, S3 (R. Sugar, 2016) ☆
    The Owl House, S1 (D. Terrace, 2020) ☆
    Mare of Easttown (B. Inglesby, 2021) ☆
    Blood of Zeus, S1 (C. Parlapanides/V. Parlapanides, 2020) ☆

    First time ☆

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    Someone make sure trans didn't drive off a bridge.

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    Quote Quoting Dukefrukem (view post)
    Someone make sure trans didn't drive off a bridge.
    Bonus: It's technically a comic book movie

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    Sorry, does trans hate Fincher?
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    No he absolutely loves him.

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    I often forget people dig Fincher's pea-soup aesthetic ... but I'm confused why trans would drive off a bridge for it?

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    Doesn't like Fassbinder?

    (I am pro-Fincher, BTW.)

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    This is the kind of Fincher I'm here for.

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