Last year, I watched Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge: a bloody and action-packed time. It’s one of the first Mortal Kombat animations films since that wacky ‘90s cartoon, Mortal Kombat: Defenders of the Realm. I remember watching it on TV in Spanish. I tried to understand what they were saying, but I watching my favorite characters on TV kept me invested.
Fast-forward to April 2021, and Warner Bros releases the disappointing Mortal Kombat reboot. In the reboot, we tag along with cardboard cut-out, Cole Young. I understand he’s meant as the character who guides the viewers through Mortal Kombat’s story. Cole’s inclusion doesn’t help when he’s flat-out boring. In the sequel, I hope Warner Bros and company fix Cole’s problems, instead of intensifying the gore. Please?
After hearing another animated Mortal Kombat came out, it stoked me; these flicks are excellent. On Tuesday, Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms graced my fragile corneas. I purchased the movie from Amazon Prime and hit play. The Warner Brothers logo appeared, unveiling the yellow-colored ninja, Scorpion getting grabbed by an overpowered Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. Why is he overpowered? Let’s just say a bunch of people wanted Shaggy in Mortal Kombat 11. I don’t know why, but these Shaggy fanatics must think it’s hilarious. Yes, I can picture it now: Shaggy zoinks! his way to a flawless victory as it plows the characters with feet, attempting to run away as the announcer says, fatality.
After the chuckle, the film hits you with a steady dose of blood and action. If you loved Scorpion’s Revenge; you’ll love Battle for The Realms. Blood and gore are a staple of Mortal Kombat, and I won’t tire of it. A Mortal Kombat film can have a bunch of muscle-bound dudes punching each other, it’ll make me so happy.
Besides action, we need a plot, and the story is dull, you’ll forget it within a day. If you’re a fan like me, a few deaths and decisions…