Growing evidence the MK Reboot is Doomed
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Growing evidence the MK Reboot is Doomed
02/18/2020 12:48 PM EST

Sadly it would appear this article tells us what we already knew and includes past box office performance details of other films.

It goes against the BS Russo, Gardner and crew have acknowledged through likes, shares, etc. (See my previous posts on this subject)

From the article:

"“I can’t remember another time there’s been a reset, but it was incredibly smart of everyone involved to listen to the fans and give them what they want,” said Paramount’s president of domestic distribution Chris Aronson, who worked at Fox when the studio pumped the brakes on “Sonic.” “The consumer always determines what is right and what is wrong. They made their voices clear, and we listened.”"

On the bright side, congrats to Sonic for being the top grossing vg to movie film:

https://variety.com/2020/film/news/sonic-box-office-win-character-redesign-1203505411/

As you may recall, one of the first mainstream vg films was the ultra-disaster Mario Bros film. Hilariously, Sonic, who's been more of a competitor to Mario, put that film to shame.

Mortal Kombat dominated vg film adaptations, especially over disasters like Double Dragon and Streetfighter, until Resident Evil was unleased, another film by Paul Anderson.

As you may recall from my conclusive opinion of this film in the opinion thread after exhaustingly following the production and having a very late script draft in hand, this film is not an accurate representation of the video game and likely will not be well-received by MK fans. James Wan's name will only go so far and sadly we're going to be seeing alot of the MK crew celebrating over the shitsuccess that having the film during a lackluster opening during MLK weekend will do.

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RE: Growing evidence the MK Reboot is Doomed
02/24/2020 03:37 PM EST

If the movie doesn't follow the original game or the reboot game (2011 I think right?) then I won't be too interested in it. I absolutely don't want a Lewis Tan original fighter in the film. Why try to make up a story when the original story or any of the game stories are pre-made for a movie. If they were doing a true reboot then go back and do the 1st film with a slightly updated script and better and longer fight scenes or do MK9. At least doing MK9 would give us all the entire 1 - 3 story-line in the first film allowing either the 3D era to follow or the new games we have now. I did hate the leaked script. None of it made any sense to me as a MK fan and sure you cannot please everyone but straying too far from the original story we all know would almost certain kill this franchise in the media. Keeping my fingers crossed something good comes of this new project but I too feel it is already doomed by MK fans/players standards.

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RE: Growing evidence the MK Reboot is Doomed
02/25/2020 02:04 AM EST

Surprise, surprise. tongue

Expect nothing and you'll never be surprised. Or, in this case, expect nothing and you'll never be disappointed. My hope for this film to remain loyal to the video game off of which it's based was dashed when they started focusing on being very liberal in their effort to meet diversity standards presented to filmmakers by the current political climate in Hollywood. It'd be so much easier to do a more professionally written/directed adaptation of MK9, as trynax mentioned. I don't know why filmmakers take it upon themselves to deviate from the source material with a complete disregard for the existing fan base.

Ah well. These days, movies are mostly shit, anyway. Remakes, reboots, and copycat films overwhelm what was once a wide-ranging industry. The industry will either continue to gradually correct itself as political correctness fades, or keep on playing second fiddle to the video game industry.

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