Mortal Kombat Rebirth

I first saw this trailer at Kotaku. A trailer for a possible new Mortal Kombat movie.  And let me tell you, it looks pretty damn sick.  A reinvention is what the franchise needed. This may be the boost to help it revitalize itself not only as the long-time competitor of Street Fighter but of a story that was unique and a game that broke boundaries for its time.

The trailer itself features Michael Jai White as Jacks, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade and Chris Casamassa as Scorpion (from the original movie). Reptile, Baraka and Sub-Zero are also featured. So far with a cast that has actual acting experience and two with great martial arts credentials, this could be what everyone has been waiting for. The filming technique looks to be much more “realistic” and following the whole Saw franchise’s dirty gritty look, but it works. Mortal Kombat itself had a dark storyline. Although the plot has not been completely revealed, there are some definite changes. Will we have the four-armed Goro? Is Shang Tsung still a wizard? Are we going to have power blasts coming out of Liu Kang’s hands? We won’t know for quite sometime.  What we do know is that this trailer brings that R rating that Mortal Kombat brought to the video game ratings back in the nineties.  There is definitely more than just gore on our hands here. Hopefully, a combination of realism and fantasy will be used to blend both worlds.

But expect a lot of fan boys who think they know better to hate as usual. Just reminding you fan boys that it’s 2010 and not 1995. By the time this movie comes out it will have almost been two decades. Times have changed and things need to be changed.  I’d rather have the Mortal Kombat franchise and world live-on rather than just being another Pong.

May my excitement not be changed when this is finally released.


MP3: “Techno Syndrome (Mortal Kombat)
Purchase: Mortal Kombat (Soundtrack)
Label: Virgin


  1. 1 Ryan June 10, 2010 at 1:25 am


    I heard this was just a test for the studio and not an official trailer. Still, I hope it eventually gets made.

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