NerdSociety.com takes a look at the star studded cast of the Mortal Kombat short film; which includes Michael Jai White, Jeri Ryan, and Matt Mauldin.
i liked sub zero helooks bad ass
HERE IS SUBZERO ... NOW PLAINZERO!
Holy CRAP! One of my favourite lines from one of my favourite movies. I salute you my good sir. "What happened to Buzzsaw?" "He Had to split!"
lol, Running Man, nice
That's Classic right there.
The only thing I would change in the casting is Jeri Ryan playing Sonya Blade. She doesn't fit well enough and assuming Sonya has any fight scenes she would not be able to do it without a obvious stunt double. Being that this is just a short it would be easy to recast that if the movie gets picked up. But Micheal Jai White NEEDS to stay as Jaxx he fits perfectly I think. I'm pretty excited to see if this gets off the ground.
I love Jeri Ryan and would never complain to see her, but Katheryn Winnick is pretty much made to play Sonya Blade.
My main problem with her as Sonya is again if there is any fight scenes for her. As far as I know she is not a fighter or stunt person so she will have to have a stunt double and in fight scenes like the one we saw in the short you would EASILY be able to tell it wasen't her which takes away from the experience. Michael Jai White on the other hand does everything himself(he is quite the martial artist actually) so his part would not be a problem. If Sonya didn't have any fights scenes then I would not really care about the casting. But then that makes no sense to have Sonya in the movie in the first place unless she is gonna fight. As it stands now Sonya would be using a gun or something in the movie to avoid the stunt double issue if Jeri was used to play her in the movie and I just don't like that idea.
I wanna see this badly!!!!
Just the way it should be. Sub-Zero http://www.zbrushcentral.co...
I don't like the Sub-Zero look. He looks like a generic enemy from the Quake universe.
Wow thats really awesome.
im not liking sub zero new look
Really? I like it, it makes me think they're going to expand on his background. I wonder if the Lin Kuei actually got captured and turned into cyborgs?
Only two things I didn't like: 1. Johnny Cage dying....again. He can never catch a break. 2. Baraka looks stupid. Other than that, this movie needs to be made, now.
Earth is dooomed...Johnny Cage is dead!
I don;t care about the rest of the actors a great deal, but Michael Jai White 'IS' Jax. He's total badass.
I don't mind the new subzero look, and you can't complain with Jerry Ryan as Sonya. But I hate the new Baraka, the dreadlocks look terrible. He was probably my favourite character in MK2, so this new look is a bit disappointing. Also Scorpion better have more than just a grappling hook thing. In the first film he could teleport to different dimensions, shoot snake things from his hand, and breathe fire from this skeleton head if such an occasion arose. Oh, and I never liked Johnny Cage anyway.
true iirc scorpion got the snake grappling hook thing after making a deal with lords of the underworld to come back to earth to get revenge on subzero. I'm not a cage fan either but the guy who played deadpool in the xman movie would be a pretty good johnny cage in my opinion.
Hes probably a little too big for the role, people (some would watch it for him rather than know exactly who Jhonny cage is. Lol its funny that he dies in the trailer though. That spinning kick was awesome.
And, what about the others that wouldn't quite fit into this reboot? What about Goro or Motoro? Hell, how would Kintoro or Shao Khan fit? Both Shang Tsung and Quan Chi where sorcerers. Without magic what, will they be? High level gangsters? Raiden was a thunder god! How would they handle him to make him work in the reboot? No Outworld? The worlds are just as important as the fighters IMO. I could go on about this all day lol. I'm all for a reboot, but please don't lose the magic and the mystery of the MK universe. That's all I ask. Sorry for the rant. By the way, I wasn't a big fan of Johnny Cage either.
I agree, because im a bit worried about my fav character in this movie. Sub-Zero, how is he gona use his ice attacks?
http://www.slashfilm.com/20... IN case the above link doesn't work. I read that the director of this film wants to explore the mystical element akin to the first MK film where most the supernatural elements happened after the Kombatants made it to the the island.
Michael Jai White is perfect as Jax. watch undisputed 2 him and Scott Adkins has one of the best fights i ever seen in a movie.
Totally agree. In fact the fight co-ordinator of Undisputed 2 and 3 was the fight co-ordinator for this small Mortal Kombat clip, thats why the fighting was somewhat similar. Scott Adkins could easily fit into this film also :P EDIT: Also the guy who plays Baraka is Lateef Crowder, he's a capoeira fighter on Undisputed 3, he's totally badass on that. So there you go, another Undisputed connection.
Lateef Crowder also appeared in the movie The Protector. In a very cool fighting scene against Tony Jaa in the temple(filled with water)scene. You guys should check it out. Also I think he will be in the Tekken movie as Eddy Gordo. Cheers.
@simpleslave that's where I remember him from the tony jaa movie. Yeah he'd be a perfect eddy. Prolly have to cut his hair a lil though.
He is Eddy Gordo in Tekken The Movie :). Also, this the rest of the cast I see here, in this short: Scorpion is Ian Anthony Dale and looks like Shung Tsung is James Lew. So, 7 minutes of Martial Art awesomness. p.s. I reccommend to watch Undisputed 3. Adkins rules.
I thought it was cool. I am sad that johnny cage won't be in it he is funny as hell ^_^.
I thought it was cool. Kinda sad johnny cage won't be in it he was always funny as hell ^_^
Wow that looked 10 times better than the 2 full length MortalKombat movies. There is actually blood in that trailer which is something the full length movies lacked. If this gets released as a full movie then Im going to buy it
It seems like this is going for a much more realistic approach to MK, with everyone being from Earth and just being crazy. We probably wont see the more exotic characters like Raiden and Goro though. But this could breath a lot of new life into the MK franchise. I am loving the idea of a tournament for serial killers lol.
Sweet! Make it!
This actually looks good!
I looked trailer amazing well and my favorite MK1/2 game and movies amazing real character... My opinion why just image SUB-ZERO FK ugly face!? If this movies will disappoint again? Dragon ball E, X-man, and Mario. I see at when release MK theater.
The video had its Pro's and Con's: Con's: -Baraka's background for the film seem's quite unimaginitive. -Baraka's Redesign (Dreadlocks?!) -Acting slightly over-the-top. -Fight scenes a little cheesy. Pro's: IT LOOKS F*%*ing Amazing Fun! Nevermind the Con's, the plot is intrigueing and considering this isnt tied to a major budget film, this was Incredibly impressive. ME LIKEY VERY MUCH!
Modern times Mortal Kombat movie? Haaaaaa this is for 12 years kids. It will fail.
It seems a modern PG-13 if you ask me. i hate these modern age movies so boring
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