Original Mortal Kombat movie stars return to reminisce about the franchise

September 22, 2019 1 min read

The 1995 Mortal Kombat movie is great. Straight up. While I won't deny that some of its CGI effects have aged somewhat hideously, and the film ducks the brand's trademark violence in order to bag that all important PG-13 rating, Paul W.S. Anderson's adaptation of NetherRealm's flagship fighting series is a fun riot, and deserving of its long-standing reputation among many as the best video game movie to date.

This accolade is in part due to the film's great sets, faithful costumes and fantastic use of light and colour, creating a rich atmosphere akin to that of '90s comic book movies such as Batman Forever and Dick Tracy. The film featured cutting edge animatronics, a sly sense of humour, and notable charisma, with some memorable performances put in by Cary Hiroyuki-Tagawa, Talisa Soto, Trevor Goddard and, of course, Christopher Lambert - as the most no-fucks-given Raiden ever.

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