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Oliver retro-reviews Mortal Kombat: The Movie (video)

August 2nd, 2012 by Oliver Harper Comments

Welcome to Oliver Harper’s Retrospectives & Reviews. Like us all at FTN, Oliver LOVES cinema, and like us, he has passions that not everyone shares, but he feels obligated to put the word out. This week Oliver looks at Mortal Kombat: The Movie… we’ll let him tell you the aims of these videos himself. Over to you, Oliver…

Every week FTN will be hosting videos looking back at classic films from the 80s and early 90s…

The videos will be a retrospective look back at a particular film covering all sides of the production and discussing how the film turned out. Many people on the net generally like to discuss films with a negative attitude and take joy in bashing films for comedic effect which does work but often many of the reviews aren’t researched well or films are taken out of context for the purpose of making a joke and I feel websites such as youtube have become over-saturated with these types of videos, I wanted to do something different.

“Often you come across films with no extras available on the DVD and you want to know more about it, so with some of the upcoming videos I will be discussing films that don’t get the respect they deserve or the ones that aren’t as bad as people think…”

After the disastrous Super Mario bros and Street Fighter the movie could Hollywood finally come up with a half decent video game to movie adaption?Well, yes they did! Mortal Kombat was the first successful video game movie to get good box office results and good reviews!.

Paul WS Anderson directs his first Hollywood feature and at young age he does a very good job. He brings a great visual style to the movie and the writers stick very close to the arcade storyline, at the time of the film’s release MK3 was already on its way to the arcades the movie does incorporate story elements from MK2.

At the time I loved the film, but overtime I lost my interest in it, the story is nothing special and the CGI effects are very dated but the fight scenes are still very entertaining to watch and the soundtrack has so much energy; the MK theme tune will be stuck in your head for days after watching it.


This week’s review – Mortal Kombat: The Movie

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Oliver Harper is, like the rest of us at FTN, a bit of a movie freak. He watches, thinks and then breaks down all the classics that were or may never have been. A big fan of 80s cinema, his trivia knowledge is phenomenal and the best part? He records great little videos to share his knowledge. Epic. Find Oliver's updates here:!/groups/370105659683174/--