Michael Yuka Toshi Richards – Guest Writer

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is a reworked retelling of the storyline of the first live-action Mortal Kombat movie. It borrows heavily from the visuals of that film while incorporating elements that are much more faithful to the game.

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Hmm. Let me guess – Bruce Lee’s stunt double, right?

With better use of characters, and many more interesting matchups, this film manages to capture the spirit of the core storyline while simultaneously serving up lots of gratuitous and over-the-top action which the games are known for.

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SCORPION: Is that the best you’ve got, Elsa? SUB-ZERO: Whatever, you Ghost Rider knockoff

The story moves along at a very brisk pace, which might make it a bit less accessible for those who are only casually familiar with the storyline. And in a few cases the dialogue tends to suffer in service of keeping the action moving along.

Overall, this is a great entry in the pantheon of Mortal Kombat media and is sure to be an enjoyable watch for fans of the series.

Score: 8 out of 10

A very special thanks to guest writer Michael Yuka Toshi Richards. And for a look at the live action Mortal Kombat film you can click here.