I was overconfident. Taken in by the trailers for the film. While I was entertained and more or less enjoyed the new Mortal Kombat film I have to say it wasn’t a very good film. The good news is, the film seems to have done well enough worldwide that we will get a sequel. And it appears the best-adapted character in the film, Sub-Zero, may return in a second effort. You can check out what director Simon McQuoid had to say about the matter while speaking with Variety below.
“If you just look at the game, it’s exactly what the game has done in a really interesting way. I think we can perhaps learn from [the games] and try to do something interesting – again, there’s a big asterisk on all of this. I think the way they handle timelines and alternative iterations of the same character is really interesting. It doesn’t always mean that character comes back, “Oh, I’ve been reincarnated. I’m the same.”
“There’s some really interesting evolution and growth of these characters. The experience of death informs who they become. So I guess I don’t want death to be something that is inconsequential. That is something I certainly thought about as we discussed this story and what that means. So I think there are opportunities there, and certainly Sub-Zero has some opportunities.”
If the Lin Kuei ninja does return in a Mortal Kombat it will likely be as the wraith Noob Saibot as that’s what happens in the video game.
I wonder why it is so difficult to tell the story of the first Mortal Kombat without adding in a character or changing something about the story. At this point. I don’t need Nitara, Mileena, or even Kung Lao, though his fatality was awesome. And while there were definitely some things the film got right, I loved the reference to the game about repeatedly sweeping your opponent. there were also things I really disliked about it, but that’s for another article.
Anyway, let’s hope the sequels improve and things get straightened out.
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