Mortal Kombat: Legacy

Anyone remember that crazy Mortal Kombat: Rebirth short film that came out last year? Featuring a new, grim and gritty take on the franchise? It was a pitch rather than a trailer, an attempt to get funding for a film. Well that didn’t happen but they have only gone and made a web series, the first episode is out now. I think these are hilarious, the po-faced way they try and sell the characters, almost daring you to laugh at how grimdark everything is. Episode one here stars Jeri Ryan and Helo from Battlestar Galactica who here addresses the C.A.G and – oh wait he’s meant to be a different character? It’s kinda hard to tell…

Kano gets chased, stops, draws his knife, loses his knife and only then grabs the gun he is right next to? Guns before knives Kano! There is a hierarchy! This episode was not as funny as Mortal Kombat: Rebirth, Kano doesn’t even have his laser eye, they toned things down a bit compared to Rebirth:

“Zane couldn’t take being a failed doctor, so he went psychotic, turned the knife on himself. He pierced his face, sharpened his teeth into fangs, and he even surgically attached a pair of ten inch blades into his forearms.” That’s my favourite bit, they do say doctors are overworked. I’m looking forward to more characters updated in this way: like Kung-Lao – the guy that kills people with an Oddjob hat. Sell me that one! Hopefully we’ll get more of that in the next 9 episodes.

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