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Beauner wrote:

The Rube wrote:

Beauner wrote:

New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.

Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)

2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).

Feels like the second review 1) didn’t do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

It’s Mortal Kombat. It’s violent. It’s bloody. It’s got cheesy one-liners. And it sets up another movie which almost 100% is coming based on what I’ve seen, read, and assume based on the number if cars I saw in the theater parking lot this afternoon.

That’s pretty much what I expected, and what the movie delivered. Some movies, just sit back and enjoy the show. I know some critics want to be the ONE person that hated/loved it, don’t be that person. I think in case #2, they weren’t THAT person, but they expected what you laid out for expectations.

For Christ’s sake, it’s a video game movie. Don’t expect much.