Mortal Kombat Reboot?

The Classic

So last week I recall seeing and posting several twitter updates about a certain “trailer” that was posted to the web. The responses I got were mixed. Is it real? Is it fake?

Well, what is real is the fact that there are a number of real, fairly well-known actors and actresses populating the trailer. Beyond that, it’s anyone’s guess.

And before we go any further: I am talking about the new Mortal Kombat trailer recently posted on Youtube, which has been stirring up questions ever since. Rumors of a movie reboot and re-attempt have persisted since the 90’s, when the originals first came out. My fellow 90’s younglings undoubtedly have fond memories of the thing–although if you look back at them now, you’ll probably be a bit disappointed. The soundtrack remains as epic as ever, but the movies themselves…well, let’s just say, they’re truly “video game movies.”

There have been no announcements about a new Mortal Kombat movie yet. However, the trailer features notables like Jeri Ryan. It also doesn’t look half-bad, even if it isn’t following the original mythology (it does appear, in fact, to be trying to twist a more realistic, if no less gruesome, take into the scripting). It also manages to provoke a lot of memories in the long moments of its playing, delivering in-dialogue references to classic Mortal Kombat phrases like “Finish him” and “Fatality,” while also showing gruesome takes on villains like Reptile and Baraka, and an unfortunate end to at least one classic good guy of the series.

So what’s your verdict? Real or Fake?

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~ by Chris G. on June 13, 2010.

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