Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Mortal Kombat: The Movie (1995)
I've seen this movie before, but I watched it again. It's a classic in my book and watching it over and over again NEVER gets old!If the minions of the powerful Emperor Shang Tsung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) win another victory in the brutal Mortal Kombat tournament, Earth will fall to the forces of evil. That's why now, it's up to Liu Kang (Robin Shou), Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby), Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson) and Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert ) to stop the emperor and save the planet. This action-packed flick takes its premise from the popular Mortal Kombat video game.
What a great surprise movie! As most of you know MKII was a disaster. But the original was a cult classic. The music, Sub-Zero, everything! Even if the movie wasn't a video game, it would still be a great movie by itself. Sigh, MKII could of been great...
I saw this in 95 when it first came out. It was a fun movie then and has held up pretty well. Don't expect anything great by today's measure, the graphics and sets seem simple by today's standard. However the action is good, martial arts great and the acting is okay. What more could you ask for?