Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)

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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) (4K Ultra HD/Blu-ray Review)
Directed By: Ethan Spaulding
STARRING: Joel McHale, Jennifer Carpenter, Jordan Rodrigues
Rated: UR/Region O/1:78/4K (2160p)/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm – a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles – Mortal Kombat!

As a lifelong fan of Mortal Kombat I was stoked to be hearing that Warner Brothers would be releasing a full-on animated movie. If it goes the path of the DC animated universe, then this will be the first in a line of them and after seeing Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge I’m looking forward to any of them they want to make. So we’re back at the very first Mortal Kombat tournament but we’re leading into that with the backstory of Scorpion, which as you all know, ties into Sub-Zero. Having eleven games to borrow a source from, you see a lot of characters here that you didn’t see until later on in the series but it just helps to make a more complete story here. This might end up just being the best Mortal Kombat movie I’ve seen and I wish any live-action movies that come out following this are taking notes on how to do this right.

Also, Mortal Kombat is known as one of the most violent video games ever made, and that carries on over into the movie here. There is so much blood here that it will make any bloody anime fan happy. It is also done in a style to keep any Mortal Kombat fan happy as well. While this is a movie designed to keep going with more movies and sets that up nicely, as a one and only movie you get a good story as well. You also get one that uses the very popular Scorpion character to keep things going until you can build characters like Liu Kang, Sonya, and Johnny Cage up for better stories later on. Add on some features in the extras and we have one of the best-animated releases from Warner yet. Since the DC stuff seems to be slowing down for a bit, I think building up a whole series of Mortal Kombat is a great idea and this movie is a great start.

Extras

  • From Epic Game to Extreme Animation – Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon and the filmmakers reveal the creative process behind adapting the best-selling game to an all-new animated film.
  • The Weapons, Wardrobe and World of Mortal Kombat Legends – The artists reveal the design challenges of animating the world of Mortal Kombat, from authentic armor to wildly imaginative weapons and fantasy settings.
  • The Savage Sound Design of Mortal Kombat Legends – This hard-hitting audio exploration reveals the art of designing the sonic language of the fight scenes.
  • Mortal Kombatants – Dive deep inside the cast of characters to reveal their unique abilities, signature moves and backstories.
  • Filmmaker Commentary – Producer Rick Morales and screenwriter Jeremy Adams sit down for an insightful audio commentary that reveals the process of creating a compelling animated film based on one of today’s most popular fighting games.

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 97%

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