”Get over here !”
I just recently finishing watching the digital version of Mortal Kombat: Scorpion’s revenge and, well, ”how was it?” I hear you ask? Well, your in the right place, so kick back if you can and lets kick off the review for Mortal Kombat: Scorpions Revenge.
There are no spoilers in this review at all so everything is safe to read.
A fully animated, Mortal Kombat, film-first, from Warner Bros, that stays true to its origins with some light-hearted humour and an unmatched level of brutal fighting & fatalities ! Long time fans will not be disappointed !
Scorpion’s revenge is an origin story to the mysterious, yellow and black clothed ninja we’ve all grown to love (or hate).
The story begins with Scorpion, aka Hanzo Hasashi, a well-grounded family man having everything brutally taken from him in the blink of an eye by his greatest rival – Sub-zero. Hanzo is soon resurrected by Quan Chi in the nether-realm who strikes a proposition with Hanzo: Return to the Tsang Sung’s temple to obtain a sacred key that will release Quan Chi’s master from imprisonment and ultimately seek revenge upon the enemies – mainly sub-zero – who took everything from Scorpion.
Back on earth-realm, familiar characters; Liu Kang, Sonya Blade, Johnny Cage and Jax, to name a few, are embarking to take part in a once-in-a-generation tournament, better known as Mortal Kombat, to decide the fate of their realm. The most accoladed fighters from different realms all battling it out for power. If one realm wins the tournament 10 times, they can merge with another realm, ruling the new realm as they choose.
We are shown brief insights into each characters lives and their day to day, notably Johnny Cage, who cracked me up throughout with his, I’m a huge asshole but rather hilarious sense of humour.
If you’ve played the Mortal Kombat games, seen the cartoon or the 90’s movie you’ll understand the humour throughout, it certainly keeps the balance, and trust me, its needed !
Other old faces, such as Kano, Reptile, Baraka, Goro and others, also make appearances which I thought was a great touch, theres something for old skoolers and new folk alike.
I wont go into climax / end-game spoilers here at all, so lets touch on the very essence of Mortal Kombat, the brutal fight scenes and violence, oh yes.
I’ve seen a few animated pieces in my time, and being a huge Mortal Kombat fan, Scorpions Revenge easily had the best and most brutally violent and entertaining fight scenes I’ve ever seen in an animation. Arms, legs, limbs being cut off, torsos being cut into shredded bits of meat, bone-shattering X-ray like slow-mo scenes we have seen in the game series and fatalities all come together to produce intense, high-octane fights that are extremely exciting for the viewer.
Overall I’d give this a solid 9/10 – Mortal Kombat: Scorpions Revenge stays true to its origins but also provides something new as well for long time fans. The light-hearted humour and an unmatched level of brutal fighting & fatalities helps keep balance throughout ! A mixture of new and old faces, an interesting story with twists and turns left, right and center and some shocking scenes from start to finish, fans will not be disappointed !