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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021)

Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms (2021)



Starring the voices of:

Patrick Seitz

Jordan Rodrigues

Joel McHale

Jennifer Carpenter

Directed by Ethan Spaulding

I guess it is the final countdown, the animation is R-rated and almost as bloody as Scorpion’s Revenge, but the fights are not as fun. In this here iteration of the Mortal Kombat story, we have the Earthrealm and the Outworld come to an agreement for one final battle to end all battles. Here is what I do not get in the whole Mortal Kombat stuff. What was the point of the Mortal Kombat when Shao Kahn could just overlook the rules and invade earth. Which he did and was doing a good job at it, before he decided to do a final Mortal Kombat.

Mortal Kombat is a video game turned animation with numerous movies, but all of them have maintained the same setting. Mortal Kombat was the setting the elder gods have put in place for any such merger of worlds. Shao Kahn lost in the movie Scorpion’s Revenge (click to get more depth into the story), but still invaded. I was like, what is now the point of the Mortal Kombat and why are the elder gods not doing anything to put in line the rules they have set in place.

While this was happening, we have Shinnok, working hard in the background now that his man (Quan Chi) has been killed, to try and merge some form of god together. The whole of this endeavour is to undo all the realms the elder gods have done.

Well, the animation style is very similar to the previous movie before, Scorpion’s Revenge, but the story is not as interesting.

Unlike the nice fight settings and nice walk though battles of Scorpion’s Revenge, we have a pit like fit setting in this one.

I hope the next upcoming Mortal Kombat movie will not result to this lazy style.

We get to see some new characters from the game, but few mattered. The new Sub Zero we are all used to in the games from Mortal Kombat 2 video game downwards, is present with his aim now set on revenge on Scorpion who killed his brother. So we have like three stories all running side by side and merging in the center when it seems like all was well, then as you can guess, it wasn’t.

I feel the whole idea of this new animation lost its place the moment they decided to nullify the whole point of the Mortal Kombat. I can get when the games keep doing that, but it is a fighting video game. People like me do not care what the story is or who killed who in the main plot, we just want to hold the pad and fight.

They could have just made Shao Kahn do his petition for a new tournament, change the rules of the frequency and just carry on from there. Instead of just making the whole first animation look irrelevant.

Then nice work on the level up of Liu Kang (sarcasm). If Raiden knew the key to his level up was, “your parents loved you” he should have said that in the first animation, instead of standing there and watch him almost die.


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