Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge (2020)
80 min|Animation, Action, Adventure|12 Apr 2020
7.4Rating: 7.4 / 10 from 19,148 usersMetascore: N/A
Hanzo Hasashi loses his family during an attack by a rival clan the Lin Kuei. He is given the chance to compete in an inter-dimensional tournament to save his loved ones while other fighters try to save the Earth realm from annihi...

Popular game Mortal Kombat until now still very much alive. Although not my favourite game when I was in college, Mortal Kombat (1992), but the characters and the final execution were indeed unique compared to other fighting games. Brutal! The film has also been made until the sequel, Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997). Both are not classified as good films, but the visualization of the character is relatively decent. Brutal action in-game is far from expectations. Admittedly, it is indeed difficult at this time to make a fight with a mystical figure like Rayden or Goro which full of CGI.

Now, Warner Bros. as the copyright holder of this series is in the process of producing the film which is reportedly released next year. Indonesian actor, Joe Taslim plays as an iconic character, Sub-Zero. The animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, is said to be still connected with the reboot movie. This animated film is not a bad movie at all. In the beginning, I was laughing at the sight of Daffy Duck that appeared at the opening of the WB logo, suddenly Scorpion appeared from behind the logo and pulled him in.

Like the title, this film puts the figure of Scorpion (the mascot of this game) as its main character. The film tells how the background story of this iconic figure can be a brutal and cold mystical figure like now. Scorpion participated in the Mortal Kombat tournament to avenge the death of his family on Sub-Zero. While the god, Rayden and Liu Kang have another agenda to save humanity, the formidable military girl Sonya Blade tries to save her boss. At the same time, the actor, Johnny Cage, thinks that he is shooting an action film in this competition.

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When compared to the two previous films, as well as the animated series, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is much better. All of the game traditions in this animated film include sadistic and brutal action scenes that are “hard” for animated films. This animated film rated R (adult), and this is the first time for this series. This film is not for children under ten years. However, if you have played the latest game, Mortal Kombat 11, clearly the visualization of violence in this animated film is still too smooth.

Scorpion is a star in this film with a charm and a unique fighting style using a knife-edged chain. Get over here! The charismatic god, Rayden, does not fight much in this film. While other figures, no one stole the attention, except Sub-Zero with his unique fighting knowledge. His brutal actions are indeed impressive. The visualization is often reinforced by images of broken bones with blood spurting everywhere. One fight that was carried out by Goro; his visualization made him shudder when he pulled his opponent’s arms. Huff!

The animated film Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is guaranteed to satisfy its die-hard fans. With character visualization and brutal actions that become its gaming tradition. We hope the film can be much better than this animated film. With the current capabilities of CGI technology, it seems nothing is impossible anymore. Do not miss watching this animated film. Honestly, so far, this animated film is the most entertaining film I watched this year.

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