The 90s marked the heyday of beat’em up. Few rows have survived through the console generations. These include Street Fighter, Soul Calibur and Dead or Alive. By far the most brutal of all fighting games is the Mortal Kombat series, which has always been a thorn in the side of the Federal Testing Office for Media at Risk for Young People (BPjM). While players are enjoying the 11th main part of the series, the popularity is not diminishing. In 2021, Mortal Kombat is set to find its way back to the big screen under Aquaman director James Wan. Ethan Spaulding’s (Son of Batman) directed the cartoon Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, which was released digitally in the download stores on April 14, 2020 and will go on sale a month later. Not the first rebirth in a drawn form, so the question is all the more justified whether something good will finally come about.
Live Streaming: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge
An excellent animated Mortal Kombat movie, full of gore and violent fights, that will make you love (perhaps) the best character in the series much more: Hanzo “Scorpion” Hasashi.
From the first minutes we appreciate the art of fights, dismemberment and blood everywhere that baThese beautiful strokes of the animated film. It is what every video game lover and that underworld expected.
It’s amazing that Ethan Spaulding is directing it , whose previous feature was Scooby Doo: Return To Zombie Island (2019) . However, if we look at his first directing job, Avatar: The Last Airbender (2006-2008) , we understand that keen eye for big fights.
It’s like it was before that first live-action movie in 1995, but this time made with great animations and a lot more depth. The fights are incredible, with nods to video games from those x-rays of the skeleton mutilated by the opponent, without leaving a milligram of gore out.
It also gives more dimension to the stories of the characters, which we may have seen in series like Mortal Kombat: Legacy (2011-2013) . In this case, MK Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge would serve as a great introduction to this extraordinary character, as well as to learn more about the Mortal Kombat tournament.
All or most of those we know appear. From Raiden to Baraka, as well as having different plots for Sonya, Jax, and Johnny Cage, with Raiden, Shang Tsung, and Quan Chi tied to Shinnok.
Shao Kahn is always there and it looks like, hopefully, it’s for a sequel.
Johnny Cage ( Joel McHale makes a brilliant voice) is the funniest thing in the movie, helping get through those moments that aren’t glorious and bloody fights. This film serves as a wonderful introduction to the heart of Mortal Kombat, with the chosen voices being really great (Scorpion’s is again in charge of Patrick Seitz).
He is the character for and with whom it is worth seeing and getting along, with whom we identify more with the simple but always functional story of revenge. S corpion, our dear Hanzo Hasashi, is the one who throws the spearhead chains to hook you and yell “GET OVER HERE” to you to see this movie.