Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now on Vudu
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Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now on Vudu
04/12/2020 08:19 PM EST

Hey all, just a PSA for those who don't know, you can purchase and watch Scorpion's Revenge on Vudu right now. I think it isn't out till the 14th on other services like Amazon, so if you want to watch it a little early, I'd recommend checking it out.

https://www.vudu.com/content/movies/details/Mortal-Kombat-Legends-Scorpion-s-Revenge/1311052

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04/12/2020 08:40 PM EST

I saw it earlier today. Gotta be honest, I really REALLY hated how much they changed the tournament. Scorpion was way overpowered and Liu Kang looked far too weak, for example. Don't even get me started on Sub-Zero and Jax. . .

This was a major let down, IMO, but it did have its moments.

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04/13/2020 05:29 AM EST

I am really pissed at the missed opportunity here. They could have just had a scorpion's story without shoving the tournament in there if they end messing things up like that. Liu kang got so much disrespect and they made scorpion the best strongest character of the m all. shame!

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04/14/2020 12:08 PM EST

For the fans that hate the poster boy push that Scorpion has gotten over the years, they're not going to be happy with this. Movie's still a lot of fun though and better than the 1995 flick.

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04/14/2020 01:56 PM EST
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For the fans that hate the poster boy push that Scorpion has gotten over the years, they're not going to be happy with this. Movie's still a lot of fun though and better than the 1995 flick.

The original movie actually had arcs for its main characters--this one treats Sub-Zero as a punching bag and sticks ol' yellow jammies wirh more of the same RAAAAAARRR MAH REVENGE! story he's been stuck with since '92. The original is miles above this, in everyway except violence.

Not all the problems with this story are about Scorpion, as you suggest. Raiden appears to know everything, suggesting that Liu was intended to defeat Shao Kahn all along. How would he know that? A major character is killed from behind by a spectator while in a match with someone else, but this isn't even addressed as cheating. Black Dragon attack the island during the tournament and that's OK? Etc, etc.

The film's not without its moments, and isn't terrible. Then again, it isn't good, either.

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04/14/2020 07:26 PM EST

Just watched and I'm left divided about it. I agree a lot of characters lost out due to Scorpion's tale being retold in media for the umpteenth time.

It feels like a huge throwback to Threshold media - just with actual gore and profanity and without Threshold's famous sex appeal.

I'm not a fan of throwing in the MK9 storyline arc about Quan Chi posing as Sub-Zero and killing Scorpion's family/clan and Scorpion always going after the wrong guy.

Also not a fan of every MK media's need to "reinvent the franchise" and add liberties with an added arc (Sonya's intro was unnecessary and could have just retold the saga of Kano killing her partner).

There is a lot of violence and gore and profanity. MK fans will like that. Kitana's actually more scantily-clad than I expected she'd be.

In terms of "reinventions," almost all of the MK tournament fight lineup has been reworked. We were spared another Kano's eye origin but was introduced to yet another Jax's arms origin. The dinner scene was reminiscent of the 1995's movie novel having a more exotic food choice as well as fighters of different species.

There was definitely a lot of MK 1995 media nostalgia and games MK1 to MK2 with a touch of MKM. A cameo with Nitara...

I will say this. If this is Warner Bros. attempt at recapturing MK fans born before 1990... count it another failure worse than Legacy and MKA. Sadly, based on the script leak and watching the development of the 2021 reboot, we can soon add another failure to the MK fuckup box.

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RE: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now on Vudu
04/15/2020 12:37 PM EST
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For the fans that hate the poster boy push that Scorpion has gotten over the years, they're not going to be happy with this. Movie's still a lot of fun though and better than the 1995 flick.

The original movie actually had arcs for its main characters--this one treats Sub-Zero as a punching bag and sticks ol' yellow jammies wirh more of the same RAAAAAARRR MAH REVENGE! story he's been stuck with since '92. The original is miles above this, in everyway except violence.

Not all the problems with this story are about Scorpion, as you suggest. Raiden appears to know everything, suggesting that Liu was intended to defeat Shao Kahn all along. How would he know that? A major character is killed from behind by a spectator while in a match with someone else, but this isn't even addressed as cheating. Black Dragon attack the island during the tournament and that's OK? Etc, etc.

The film's not without its moments, and isn't terrible. Then again, it isn't good, either.

If by "miles above", you mean having atrocious acting, horrible cgi and fight chirography even for the time of its release, then sure, the 1995 film is king (it's not.) It's an effects driven martial arts film with bad martial arts and terrible effects. This film goes anime/video game batshit crazy with it and its the better film for it. One thing I'll give the 1995 movie over this is character introductions, this film expects you to know who these characters are. It expects you to at least be familiar with the 2011 reboot. The 1995 film does even worse disservice to both ninjas by giving them next to nothing to do outside of dying to the heroes and even vaguely dismisses their rivalry. Tournament manipulation was big part in 1995 movie, I'm honestly surprised your calling it out here. Johnny Cage was supposed to fight Shang Tsung, but he doesn't due to plot convenience. Raiden calls out the Black Dragon's interference and Shang Tsung denies it to maintain plausible deniability. It's Shang Tsung doing what Shang Tsung does. Shang Tsung is ok with Scorpion's interference because Scorpion represents the Netherrealm and therefor Outworld. Raiden is ok with it because he knows better because Raiden having vague knowledge of the future is a main plot point of the 2011 reboot. It's arguably one of the most unpopular plot points but it is still established. This movie has nice references to the Midway timeline like the Nitara cameo, but it was made with the Reboot fans in mind and I think that plays a big part in one's perception of it. Almost every actor in this outshines their 1995 counterpart except for Shang Tsung in my opinion as well. I hope we get more of these.

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04/15/2020 07:23 PM EST

I haven't watched the movie and I am honestly not that thrilled.

I feel like it's just a random shot at just doing "Another MK movie". It's a missed opportunity. Why must they focus on the tournament when the movie has Scorpion as the focus of the story. They could have created an original Scorpion tale about escaping Netherrealm or descovering his older self and kinda got aspiration from Samurai Jack and the like. Instead we get another tournament with alterations just to make things a bit fresh.

I was very intrigued and hoped they will take this to a new direction and use MK11 Hanzo as a base, but nah it seems like it's old Scorpion.

I am gonna watch but I don't think it will make.me change my mind.

As for you people hating on Scorpion... I think Scorpion is really a very interesting character that with better writing will absolutely have tons of potential to even have a mini series but alas writing isn't what MK will get the best of.

Also, the more they market this as being bloody and violent the more it is less appealing to me... The violence should be subtle.. violence and fatalities are associated with MK but they shouldnt be everything. Yes I expect spin rips and stuff in MK but that's not why I love the series.

Bring back the mystery... BRING BACK TOBIAS WB.

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04/17/2020 12:05 PM EST
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My opinion on the movie is, it is alright. The animation was dodgy in idle scenes but pretty dazzling during action scenes. I was not crazy about the charactrt designs, and if they were drawn in MK1 or MK2 inspired looks I would have enjoyed it significantly more. Still, those action scenes, I'd take more of them please.

My problems with it are pretty much agreeable with what the critics say about it: it tries to blend in a story about Scorpion with the story of the Mortal Kombat tournament, and that makes it succeed at neither.

The truth is, Scorpion just isn't that important of a character in the MK1 storyline, but they tried to fudge in stuff to make him more a more central focus. I do think this belittled other characters like Liu Kang. I do not think Liu Kang was completely screwed over, as it did set him up to be destined to fight Kahn in a hypothetical sequel. However, I do think it is frustrating we didnt get to see him get his victory over Goro and Shang Tsung as he would have in a more faithful adaptation.

I feel like Goro and Sub-Zero got shafted the worst. I do not think spearheading and insta-killing the big baddie is badass. I think it is a failed attempt to try to remind us "Scorpion is a badass" for the thousandth time. And Sub-Zero, I think he should have been treated as the main antagonist for Scorpion the whole time. And give him more than three lines.

I would have liked this better if the ending was not so rushed and disassociated with the canon. It's a fun movie, but it is not the Mortal Kombat adaptation I wanted in terms of an MK1 retelling or in terms of an origin story. I'd give it a 6/10.

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04/17/2020 02:53 PM EST

My problem is that they issues are easy to spot if you just read the script... Why did they keep everything the same is beyond me...

This could have been tons better.

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RE: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now on Vudu
04/19/2020 12:22 AM EST

There's a script for this animated film floating around the Internet somewhere?

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My problem is that they issues are easy to spot if you just read the script... Why did they keep everything the same is beyond me...

This could have been tons better.

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RE: Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is out now on Vudu
04/21/2020 01:47 PM EST

I meant for the producer or whoever greenlit the project.

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