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Mortal Kombat (2021) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by airik625, Aug 23, 2019.

  1. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

  2. Henry

    LISTEN TO CHAI Moderator

    I'm very optimistic about this one. The cast is pretty frickin great so far.
     
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  3. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    The first movie was terrible and super fun. The second movie was just terrible. Tentatively interested in this.
     
  4. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    The dude from The Raid playing sub zero is dopppppe. Hope it’s from his perspective instead of Liu
     
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  5. Ferrari333SP

    Trusted Supporter

    Totally had no idea this was a thing until today's news from Warner Bros regarding all their films in 2021 going to both HBO Max and theaters at the same time
     
  6. Henry

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    I wonder when we get a release date
     
  7. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Pretty sure I read January 21st.
     
  8. Henry

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    I think that was what it was before COVID. They put it off indefinitely. I think without a trailer, they aren't putting it out in a month. lol. Would love that tho.
     
  9. David87

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    honestly...I don’t think the first one was THAT terrible. I mean it’s def a little hokey, but I thought for a video game movie made in the 90s, it kind of landed the tone of the original MK pretty well
     
  10. David87

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    And I thought the casting in the first, at least for Rayden and Lui, was prettt good
     
  11. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    Pumped for this
     
  12. cricketandclover

    Things have changed.

    Casting a white guy to play a Japanese god is inexcusable.
     
  13. David87

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    definitely, but as far as 90s casting goes, child me was just happy that Raiden seemed cool as fuck lol. I def wasn’t as educated on movie casting and white washing back then

    also lol at my typo with his name.

    Serious question because I never followed the mythology close enough to know: is he supposed to be a Japanese god? I always thought, besides his dress, he looked rather....neutral?...in his early designs? (I also haven’t played or looked at the original games in years so could def be very wrong here) I never knew if Raiden was supposed to be of Asian descent or if he was just the god of lightening in their mythology but he was actually from another realm or etc.
     
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  14. Henry

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    I'll just post the wiki entry.

    • Raiden's name and status as a God are taken directly from the Japanese thunder god Raijin.
    • Raiden is one of the earliest instances of a playable God in a fighting game.
    • Raiden's name is spelled Raiden in the arcade iterations of the Mortal Kombat games, and both Deadly Alliance and Deception. On the other home versions and in the Mortal Kombat films, comics. and TV series', his name is spelled Rayden. This was possibly because of copyright issues from a shoot 'em up named Raiden, or to avoid confusion with Raiden from the Fatal Fury series, a large wrestler. The console versions up until Mortal Kombat 4 and the movies changed the name to Rayden. Ed Boon disliked the way that Acclaim changed Raiden's spelling. [2]
    • Raiden's name is written as 雷電 in both Traditional Chinese and Japanese and 雷电 in Simplified Chinese. It's pronounced as "raiden" (phonetically) in Japanese and "léidiàn" (Pinyin) in Mandarin Chinese. This is simply the Chinese word for "thunder and lightning" that was borrowed in Japanese together with the Chinese characters. The first character (雷) in this word means "thunder", the second one (電/电) now mostly means "electricity", or "lightning" in ancient times.
    • Raiden was modeled after the character "Lightning" from the 1986 John Carpenter movie Big Trouble in Little China.
      • Lightning was one of three storms from the movie. Fujin corresponds most with Thunder (they share a suicidal final attack theme), while the purple ninja Rain corresponds to the third storm (also named Rain).
     
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  15. Henry

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  16. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

     
  17. Ferrari333SP

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    If we don't get the Mortal Kombat techno theme song I'll be pissed
     
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  18. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

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  19. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    Need to see a lot more. No way this is good, right? Just hoping for the best kind of bad!
     
  20. Contender

    Goodness is Nowhere Supporter

    I'm here for it.

    Purely nostalgia, but I love the first two movies.
     
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  21. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    It just looks very samesy to me - and not in any type of improved way. I guess I was hoping for more. I suck.
     
  22. ghostedaway

    bryan Prestigious

    That article mentions fatalities and gore so I'm happy.
     
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  23. angrycandy

    cinch your robe Prestigious

    oh it'll be all kinds of bad. the hope is that it's at least fun
     
  24. Jusscali

    Hey girl, hey Prestigious

    For sure. I just thought the attempt at the reboot was to elevate the material a bit and mark it a sustainable film series rather than a retread of what we’ve had.
     
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  25. ghostedaway

    bryan Prestigious

    Few seconds of footage in this at the beginning