Gives an idea of where the film went wrong...
I've just watched this film on T.V. because it was the most interesting
thing on and I fancied seeing something I hadn't seen before. It was
rubbish. This is just another of those martial arts movies that can only
appeal to children and those who need to be told (but still don't believe)
that WWF Wrestling is faked. The kind of people who think that Steven
Seagal really is one of the hardest men on the planet. These films are
always full of fights that are choreographed by people who seem never to
have seen a real fight (or even a decent movie fight), the characters
turns to execute their ridiculous moves. If this is your thing, then I envy
you; it means you can get enjoyment from the worst of movies as well as the
It is a huge mistake to make a film with such a violent premise as
gladiatorial death matches for children; it can't be done! Kids from 6 to
years would have loved this film had the violence been trimmed to make it
suitable for them and yet as it stands, the adult viewer is disappointed
with the *lack* of violence.
Another problem was Christopher Lambert; he is quite a big name and would
have undoubtedly taken a serious chunk out of the budget. I think they
would have been wiser to have hired another newcomer for the role of Rayden
and kept the money they would have saved for better art direction and SFX.
They had the script in their hands and must have known that it wouldn't
money on its own; so they gambled on star-power to save them. What they
forgot was that even Lawrence Olivier can look awful with a bad script.
They gambled and lost. The film was obviously short of money; the sets
of television standard and lighting has its limits on what it can do to
this sort of thing. The effects were the same; a small effects house with
an inexperienced team cannot hope to look as good as the likes of the
masters at I.L.M. The acting was unremarkable, nothing that any soap actor
couldn't have done. The female interest was lacklustre and ordinary
with even Talisa Soto so poorly lit she looked bland. The plot was weak as
wet tissue paper and the fact that the movie was based on a video game is
excuse; it was so full of holes the cast could have fallen through them
I wish they had)! The soundtrack was a vulgar synthesized effort that any
music student still in university could have knocked up in his
Still, as I said, it will appeal to some people...because some people can
get excited by monster trucks!
Rating: Very poor, 2/10..
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I really want to see this movie!.
Mortal Kombat is awesome!.
I really want to see this movie!.
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Nice work, but "Mortal Kombat" is not a comedy. It's a blood-thirsty video
game with a lot of character driven plots, but Paul Anderson just loves to
create comedies that are really drama's(for the exception of "Alien vs.
Predator"). I like this film, but I excpected to love it not question it.
Well maybe I wanted this film to be a surprise hit, where everyone would
love it, and "Mortal Kombat" would be one of the highest grossing films
ever. Critics hate this film, but what really counted in the mid 90's was
the audience, not the critics, but now in the 21st century there are critics
like Peter Travers, Roger Ebert, and Richard Roeper that give no hope for a
If "Mortal Kombat" came out today, no one would see it. Roger Ebert is the
kind of critic that want to keep you from wasting your money on terrible
films, and it works. Films like "Freddy Got Fingered", "Full Frontal",
"Charlies Angels", and my favorite film "Saving Silvermen." But even with
that kind of power to convince people not to see a film, we still didn't
listen to him when "Spider-Man" came out. That film made about 400 million
dollars, and to this day at least 30 percent of the 100 percent of people
would still argue whether "Spider-Man" or "Spider-Man 2" is the best. Well
in the end "Spider-Man 2" has made almost 370 million dollars and is
probably the most critically acclaimed film of the year. And the people love
that film, so I quess that's what a film needs, critical acclaime,
appreciated by the audience, and become one of the highest grossing films
As for "Mortal Kombat", what should have been the best martial arts film in
the business, has turned into a B movie. To bad the sequel is probably THE
WORST FILM EVER, and the third one is coming out, well sense it's not done
by Paul Anderson, then I think I won't see it. I give this film ***(out of 4