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Feb. 18, 2013by: Paul Shirey

The MORTAL KOMBAT film series has had an odd journey to be sure. The first film, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson was a solid hit for the franchise, while the sequel, MORTAL KOMBAT: ANNHILIATION, was less than stellar. Since then, rumors of a new film bounced around, ultimately leading nowhere until director Kevin Tancharoen took it on with his MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH short film, which served as a concept for Warner Bros. to get a new feature made.

Although WB didn't greenlight a new film, they did greenlight the web series, which is now jumping into a second season. The first series had a number of B-grade stars, including Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan, with season 2 picking up some new faces, including Casper Van Dien as Johnny Cage, Mark Dacascos as Kung Lao, and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa returning to the role of Shang Tsung, the same villainous role he played in the first film.

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This looks pretty fun and I'll likely catch the episodes as they hit. It's not high art and it won't change your life, but it's good, solid, cheesy, action-y fun for those of us that spent countless hours battling our friends and delivering fatalities throughout our childhood. If anything, it's a nostalgic throwback to the good ol' Mortal Kombat days.

MORTAL KOMBAT: LEGACY season 2 will debut it's 10-episodes via Machinima's You Tube channel in 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Do you still want to see the franchise continue in feature film form?
Source: Machinima

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8:47PM on 02/18/2013
I wish they stuck with the more realistic approach in MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH, too be honest.
I wish they stuck with the more realistic approach in MORTAL KOMBAT: REBIRTH, too be honest.
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1:03AM on 02/19/2013
I feel you. Also kind of strange that they apparently got a bit of a budget for the web series, yet the Rebirth short looks way better with the minimal budget.
I feel you. Also kind of strange that they apparently got a bit of a budget for the web series, yet the Rebirth short looks way better with the minimal budget.
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4:31PM on 02/18/2013
One minor complaint: Recasting Johnny Cage with Casper van Dien. While I like him a lot, there's no way in hell he can move like the actor who played Johnny in Season 1.
One minor complaint: Recasting Johnny Cage with Casper van Dien. While I like him a lot, there's no way in hell he can move like the actor who played Johnny in Season 1.
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4:24PM on 02/18/2013
I hope they didn't recast the actor who played Scorpion in Season 1. Even though we probably won't see his face again, I liked his portrayal, and especially his eyes. He was perfect for the part.
As for the recasting of Raiden, I'm down with it. It doesn't look like they changed his origin, as TheBigElectron suggests. They just recast him. He was always a thunder god, even in Season 1.
The recasting of Shang Tsung with the original actor from the movie is fucking beautiful. I just wish Robin
I hope they didn't recast the actor who played Scorpion in Season 1. Even though we probably won't see his face again, I liked his portrayal, and especially his eyes. He was perfect for the part.
As for the recasting of Raiden, I'm down with it. It doesn't look like they changed his origin, as TheBigElectron suggests. They just recast him. He was always a thunder god, even in Season 1.
The recasting of Shang Tsung with the original actor from the movie is fucking beautiful. I just wish Robin Shou could play Liu Kang again, but I understand that he probably looks too old now.
All in all, I'm still very excited about this series. I hope we get to see Reptile eventually, as a ninja, not a lizard monster. He's always been my favorite MK character.

As for the Extra Tidbit: I would like to see it continue in film form, but I'm pretty happy with the web series alone.
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4:08PM on 02/18/2013
It looks cool, but Scorpion and Sub-Zero look like crap. It's their masks. That's not at all how they looked in the games, well the original games. They don't look cool anyway.
It looks cool, but Scorpion and Sub-Zero look like crap. It's their masks. That's not at all how they looked in the games, well the original games. They don't look cool anyway.
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3:26PM on 02/18/2013

Raiden.

I'll watch, but I feel like recasting Raiden (by the looks of it, changing his origins) is just shitting on the best episode of the entire first season.
I'll watch, but I feel like recasting Raiden (by the looks of it, changing his origins) is just shitting on the best episode of the entire first season.
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2:25PM on 02/18/2013
Finally fireballs will be thrown.
Finally fireballs will be thrown.
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2:10PM on 02/18/2013

Bring back Raiden

I thought the portrayal of Raiden last season was tops.
I thought the portrayal of Raiden last season was tops.
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1:46PM on 02/18/2013

One of the biggest problems with this series were the poor casting choices

But actually getting the original Shang Tsung to play Shang Tsung? That's most definitely a step in the right direction.

And I don't care too much about Casper Van Dien being in this. He may not be the best actor in the world, but screw it, Starship Troopers is my sh*t.
But actually getting the original Shang Tsung to play Shang Tsung? That's most definitely a step in the right direction.

And I don't care too much about Casper Van Dien being in this. He may not be the best actor in the world, but screw it, Starship Troopers is my sh*t.
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1:09PM on 02/18/2013

Looks awesome!

As an unabashed fan of the first film (Annihilation doesn't exist) and of course the video games from when I was a teenage arcade fanatic, this looks kinda fuckin' awesome. I enjoyed the first season for what it was, and while it was uneven (the last couple episodes were by far the best) this looks like it could be a lot better. Hopefully he's learned from the mistakes of that first season and will make a really solid second.
As an unabashed fan of the first film (Annihilation doesn't exist) and of course the video games from when I was a teenage arcade fanatic, this looks kinda fuckin' awesome. I enjoyed the first season for what it was, and while it was uneven (the last couple episodes were by far the best) this looks like it could be a lot better. Hopefully he's learned from the mistakes of that first season and will make a really solid second.
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1:04PM on 02/18/2013
I've been impressed with this project so far except for the caliber of actor they have been getting for Johnny
I've been impressed with this project so far except for the caliber of actor they have been getting for Johnny
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12:40PM on 02/18/2013
Those were $500 sunglasses, asshole...
Those were $500 sunglasses, asshole...
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12:37PM on 02/18/2013

Meh

First seasons was bland and the only good parts were the few and far between live action segments. This looks better but the whole thing is pointless...
First seasons was bland and the only good parts were the few and far between live action segments. This looks better but the whole thing is pointless...
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