Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge will be joining the list of Mortal Kombat movies and has the potential to be the best adaptation of the video game franchise since the guilty pleasure flick in 1995.
The trailers alone are better than the 1997 sequel. However, this animated film should be seen as a critical moment, and a must-watch, especially for audiences to take the property seriously ahead of the live-action reboot in 2021.
It’s crazy to think Warner Bros are just tapping into the potential of these games as R-rated animated films; it’s the ideal home.
I’m not saying they should be as popular as the DC Animated movies or Hanna-Barbara, but there should be a minimum of five films over the past ten years before the release of Scorpion’s Revenge.
If this movie gets positive buzz, it can be the showcase of those thinking “can Mortal Kombat be a good movie” and get them excited whenever we see the first trailer of the live-action movie.
Additionally, it will keep fans happy when the likely news of the film is moved to 2022 due to COVID-19 messing up Warner Bros’ release slate.
Speaking of the live-action reboot/remake, depending WB are going to think the 25-year-old film ever happened, is it has the potential to be a fun, bloody action movie. The studio isn’t holding back either with James Wan producing and has a strong Asian cast as it should do.
The film’s hero Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion will be played by Hiroyuki Sanada, who’s appeared in Avenger’s Endgame and The Wolverine. The big bad Bi-Han/Sub Zero will be played by Indonesian actor Joe Taslim, starred in The Raid, Fast & Furious 6, Star Trek Beyond and TV series Warrior.
The one to keep an eye out for is Lewis Tan who is playing an unrevealed character but has the potential to become a massive leading star as he’s got the looks, acting and fighting to be an action star and could see him lead a rom-com.
If you want to check out Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge it comes out now on digital download and released on DVD/Blu-ray/ 4K UHD on April 27. Check out the red band trailer below.