Straight into the face is the motto of this film, which is wonderfully oriented towards the game series.
While the story tries to put the focus on Scorpion, it fails because of what Mortal Kombat is all about. That means that once again only the fight of the earthlings against Shang Tsung is in the center of attention. Shang Tsung only needs to win Mortal Kombat one more time to subjugate Earth. Thus, the movie is storywise very much based on the first feature film from 1995.
But honestly, while the story is a bit outrageous, the movie can convince with many other points: The drawing look is great. The result are wacky, bloody scenes with all the fatalities. The characters are well executed and the music is enjoyable.
The question is: What do you expect? When I look at the last games of the series like this, I see absolutely wicked action, as brutal as possible. Whether it’s bone-crushing X-Rays or disturbing fatalities, the movie knows how to do all of that. And that’s exactly why I liked it. THIS IS MORTAL KOMBAT!
My favourite scene: Actually, any scene where Johnny Cage gets a kick in the balls.
My ★★★★ review of Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge (2020) on @letterboxd: boxd.it/15prpZ 🍿