Let Mortal Kombat Begin (Again)

By Ishaan . June 8, 2010 . 4:12pm


All right, I can’t help it. I’m excited. Is this real or not? We’re not sure. It looks a little too professional to be a fan project. We also have no clue if this is for a new game or movie, but it’s obvious that it’s a major reboot of the franchise that somehow manages not to sacrifice the ever-present cheesiness. Now, if only Johnny Cage weren’t dead.


Oh well. At least he went out in style…

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  • thebanditking

    Hey look its that guy who played Spawn in that terrible movie! (I think). I don’t care either way, as I have not liked Mortal Kombat since MKII on the Genesis. That and the fact that the last 3 entires in the series were terrible.

    • Strangely, I was talking to a friend about MK just a couple hours before this video popped up. He said he dropped off after MKII as well. I kept playing the series until 4, which I think is one of my favourites. It was still very much a 2D fighter but it had these very slight 3D elements that really made a difference if you played long enough.

      I also loved that the weapons were really hard to use and actually required skill to hang on to. If I recall correctly, any medium or high attack could knock them out of your hands. Yea, it was definitely a very “safe” update to traditional 2D MK, which is what made it so great. Then they went crazy with all the later 3D ones…

      Not to mention, it looked fantastic at the time. I had the PC version, and this one screeenshot of Sub-Zero vs. Scorpion was my desktop wallpaper for months. <3

      • thebanditking

        I tried 4 and Deadly Alliance but I thought the balancing was off and with DA especially some fighting styles were either too powerful or too weak. I could go into specifics, but it would take too long, still to each his own and if this brightens up your day who am I to rain on it (Sega gave me Yakuza 4 today so Im set :) )

      • ElTopo

        I thought 3 was alright just because it had everything one and two brought to the table and a little more, but after that it was just more of the same rehashed over and over. The weapons and multiple styles were just confusing and too much. Why have 3 styles per character? This most certainly affected balancing and many times there was no reason to even bother with anything but 1 style per character. I just didn’t really like MK’s foray into 3-D. The game was a 2D fighter, and going to 3D didnt help t at all.

  • bonafide

    Well damn, if it’s fan-made, props to the makers. It looks pretty good.

  • Alexander9

    Definitely real. The actors playing Jax and Sonya aren’t unknown, and I can’t imagine they would do a fan project.

    This looks like it has potential. I wish they could have gotten the original actor for Johnny, he was my favorite character in the first movie, but I guess he may be too old now to do good action scenes. “Those were $500 sunglasses, asshole” Classic.

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  • Vino (Tim N)

    I can’t tell if that was fan made or not. Like you guys said, its too good for a fan movie. And it was quite long to be some teaser for a movie. Maybe a series of movies?
    It hasn’t been long since those Streetfighter pro-fan movies, maybe this is just icing on the cake.
    But it does look good. Like the modern western comics to hollywood movie good nowadays.

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  • Kris

    It would be hilarious if they took these actors and digitized them for a new game. I don’t know why I’m so interested in this, to be honest, I’ve never liked Mortal Kombat.

    • ElTopo

      It was a pretty piss-poor fighter if you ask me. I was never partial to games that required you to learn 6-10 command moves and had generally wonky gameplay and balance.

      • SeventhEvening

        In reality you only needed the jump kick and better timing than your opponent. We had an old Mortal Kombat arcade cabinet on my college campus. In 4 years and thousands of matches, I never needed anything other than the jump kick. I was completely undefeated. I knew Sub-Zero’s command moves, so I could use him how he was intended if I really wanted to crush my opponent, but it was pretty unnecessary.

        But yeah, it was piss-poor.

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