Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Mortal Kombat hit theaters back in 1995 to modest success. As I was flipping channels, I ran across Mortal Combat on Cinemax and thought I would watch for a bit. The movie stars Christopher Lambert of Highlander fame. The other name in the film that you might know is Bridget Wilson.
This film does not stand up to the test of time, but it is a wonderful reminder of how the 90's tried so many different ways to get you into the theater. Based off the arcade game success the studio was hoping to build off that success. Mortal Kombat did well enough to spawn a sequel, Mortal Kombat Annihilation. However, Annihilation did not fair well and a third film, Devastation, was shelved. There is talk of a reboot to the, but the story line sounds really bad.
If you are in the mood for something mindless and a bit of fun. Yes, the film can be viewed as fun. Watch Mortal Kombat again. Oh, for the sports fan that would go to NBA and NHL games...Mortal Kombat supplied the soundtrack to the fan adrenaline rush before and during the games.