Mortal Kombat 2021 Discussion


Let’s keep the discussion about the new film here.

I enjoyed it for what it was, but it was lacking in places. The fights were a bit weaker and felt shorter than the ones from the 90’s MK films.
I enjoyed Kano's humor and the references to each characters special moves. But the plot and creating Cole Young was pretty bad. Hopefully 2 delivers a decent story line.

We already have a great story. Why mess with it?

Sub Zero and Scorpion
Shang Tsung
Fatalities and special moves

Raiden was a douche
Making Sub Zero the ultimate boss
Goro's only appearance is a barn fight scene? Really?!
The Dragon tattoo/mark being earned/needed for entry to the tournament that didnt happen.
Not having a formal tournament hosted by Shang Tsung
Not teasing 2 with Shao Kahn
The acana crap treating it like a superpower.
Kabal being bad and having no back story outside of "Kano did this to me".
Nitaro/Reiko being fatality victims. Save them for 3-4 as theyre both useless characters as is.
Making Sub Zero the bad dude when really it was Quan Chi killing Scorpions family. I guess they can circle back and change this if they really want to still.
Kano/Sonya backstory not being more than it was and Kano being good for a minute was dumb.
Jax's acana being his weak metal arms grow into strong metal arms? Dumb.
Liu and Kung were orphan friends?
Shang just taking Kungs soul without a fight and Shang Tsung never actually fighting or morphing.
Reptile wasnt bad, but no reference to his ninja form is weak.
Not a single "finish him" in the whole film.

Im sure ill come up with more, but I wanted to love this and came out happy then kept nitpicking to where Im determined it was pretty bad.
The movie was an 8/10. Nitara deserves better treatment. If I were the director, here is how the movie would have gone...

* The introduction would be about Bi Han killing Hanzo Hasashi and his family. Bi Han would use an ice dagger to slit Hanzo's throat and rip off his spine and head.

* The story would mostly be in the events of the first tournament in MK1.

* The main warriors would be Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, Sonya who would be in the first tournament. Along with them are characters such as Mokap (Johnny Cage's friend), Kung Lao, Kai, and Jax. The crew would meet up with a beautiful woman named Tasia who would become a love interest of Jax and Johnny Cage, causing the 2 guys to fight each other. Little does the crew know that Tasia is part of the Black Dragon who would be actually working for Jarek and Shang Tsung to misguide the Earthrealm warriors. (So Tasia would play that treacherous b**** and have that horrible death from an iconic fatality.) Also, Raiden is there to guide the Earthrealm warriors.

* In the villain (Outworld) side, there would be Shang Tsung (main villain), Jarek (instead of Kano since Kano would be better of saved for the future movies and during these events, Kano would be working with Shao Kahn behind the scenes), Nitara, Kitana (who will fall in love with Liu Kang and fight for the Earthrealm warriors towards the end), Reiko, Goro, Sub-Zero/Bi Han, Scorpion/Hanzo Hasashi (summoned from the Netherrealm to fight in the tournament and to hunt down Bi Han), a saurian (it would not be Syzoth/Reptile in the games but rather one of the saurians in the MK Mobile game), and a Tarkatan (not Baraka).

[Characters like Reptile/Syzoth and Baraka would be saved in the second movie even though the audience would think the saurian and Tarkatan would be them.]

* Upon Tasia's betrayal, she'd be the one to slice off Jax's arms with her dual katanas and right before she can finish him further, she'd be interrupted by Sonya's "Ring Toss" and would run away severely injured with Jarek.

* A 2 on 2 fight would occur with Sonya and Jax vs Tasia and Jarek.

* Scorpion would be severely injured by Liu Kang and would escape.

Finishers that would be featured in this movie...

* Mokap would just do an uppercut on a random warrior as a finisher. (Iconic since many people use that as a finisher in the games.)

* The saurian would spit on a random warrior's face, melting the face in the process.

* The Tarkatan warrior would do Baraka's "Decapitation" fatality on a random warrior with his arm blades.

* Kai would do his "Torso Rip" fatality from MK4 on the saurian.

* Raiden would do use his electrical powers to make the Tarkatan explode.

* Nitara would bite and chew on a random warrior's neck until their head falls off.

* Kitana would stab Nitara with one fan (closed) at the chest. Then she'd use the other fan (open) to decapitate the vampire.

* Shang Tsung would do his "Soul Steal" fatality on Kai.

* Goro would brutally kill Mokap by ripping off all his limbs and then ripping him vertically in half.

* Jax would rip off Tasia's arms and then smashing her head with both of his hands. (Showing both of his classic fatalities.)

* Jarek would use his axe to slice a random warrior's chest in the fight, Then to kill the victim, Jarek would rip off the heart by placing his hand inside the chest wound.

* Sonya would knee Jarek at the balls and then would use her wires to decapitate him.

* Johnny Cage would hurt Goro with a nut punch and then performing the "Deadly Uppercut" to finish him off, decapitating the Shokan in the process.

* Kung Lao would kill Reiko by using his "Buzzsaw" fatality on him.

* Scorpion would do his "Toasty" fatality on Sub-Zero/Bi Han.

* Liu Kang would kill Shang Tsung with a fatality that is similar to his MK9 fatality where he punches a whole through the abdomen (not chest, which would explain how Shang Tsung would survive).

* Scorpion would get severely injured by his fight against Kung Lao but would escape. (This would be the time Shang Tsung and Liu kang would be facing off one another.

* The remaining heroes would be Liu Kang, Kitana, Sonya, Kung Lao, Johnny Cage, Raiden, and Jax.

* Quan Chi would appear and heal Shang Tsung to bring him to Shao Kahn. This is where Shao Kahn would scold Shang Tsung for his failures in the first tournament. Then a seconds tournament would occur as Shang Tsung is given a second chance.

* Bi Han would be seen in the Netherrealm becoming Noob Saibot and then killing off a bunch of Oni warriors would try to attack him.

* It would be revealed that Shang Tsung and Quan Chi were the ones truly responsible for the deaths of the Shirai Ryu and Hasashi family. Shang Tsung would be the one to morph as Sub-Zero during killing Hanzo's family. Then the last scene would be Quan Chi laughing.

* Meat would be seen in the Flesh Pits trying to run away. He then would swing his cleaver on some mysterious figure, who happens to be an almost naked Mileena. He would miss the swing and then would get killed by her (Mileena does her MKX "Tasty Treat" fatality on Meat where she would use her claws to slice his belly open to rip off and eat the internal organs before ripping off his head and chewing it up as well).
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I've already stated my thoughts about the movie in the future of mk thread but to sum it up in one word ''meh''.
Here is how I'd want the sequel to be...

* Story should take place in MK1-MK2 with Shao Kahn getting killed in the end of the MK2 segment.

Returning Characters:
* Cole Young
* Scorpion (Hanzo Hasashi)
* Bi Han (Noob Saibot)
* Raiden
* Liu Kang
* Sonya Blade
* Shang Tsung
* Jax

New Main Characters:
* Mileena (New Clone)
* Kuai Liang (Sub-Zero)
* Kitana
* Johnny Cage
* Jade
* Skarlet
* Cyrax
* Sektor
* Smoke
* Ermac
* Sindel
* Kintaro
* Motaro
* Baraka
* Stryker
* Nightwolf
* Kenshi
* Sheeva
* Jarek (Replaces Kano.)
* Kai (Replaces Kung Lao.)
* Quan Chi
* Shao Kahn (Main Villain)

New Minor Characters:
* Meat (Gets killed by Mileena in the Flesh Pits.)
* Mokap (A friend of Johnny Cage who gets killed.)

Signature Moves:
* Johnny Cage's Nut Punch on Kintaro.
* Jade's Delia's Dance low blow move on Johnny Cage and Stryker in one hit. [A team fight with Kitana, Jade and Skarket vs Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Stryker.]
* Sonya's Ring Toss
* Ktana's Fan Toss
* Jade's Razorang Toss
* Sindel's Scream

* Mileena does her Head Kabob fatality on Meat from MKX.
* Sonya knees Jarek at the groin and then uses a wire to decapitate him.
* Johnny Cage does a deadly uppercut to decapitate Kintaro.
* Jade does an uppercut with her long staff (homage to her long ranged uppercut in MK11) on Skarlet and then Skarlet falls in the pool of acid at the Dead Pool stage.
* Kenshi does his Split Ends fatality on Ermac.
* Kitana uses her fans to cut off all of Sheeva's arms before decapitating her in the process.
* Jax rips off both of Motaro's arms and then smashes the centaur's head using his palms.
* Cyrax uses his buzzsaw to cut Sektor into pieces.
* Liu Kang punches Shang Tsung at the chest, making a hole through it in the process.
* Cole uses one tonfa blade to impale Baraka at the chest while using the other tonfa to punch off (or decapitate) the Tarkatan's head.
* Quan Chi does his Leg Beat fatality on Kai.
* Raiden and the Elder God's brutally kill Shao Kahn the same way it happened in MK9 (as his body is being mutilated in detail).
* Noob Saibot does his Make A Wish fatality on Smoke.
* Cyrax self destructs to sacrifice himself and save the protagonists from an army of enemies.
* Nightwolf kicks Noob Saibot into a soulnado.
* Shao Kahn kills Nightwolf by snapping his neck.
* Shao Kahn kills Mokap by tearing him vertically in half like his fatality in MK9.
* Shao Kahn kills Sindel by trying to throw his spear at Kitana but Sindel blocks the spear, ultimately impaling her through the chest/heart.

Ending: Quan Chi is seen talking to Shinnok like in the ending of the MK9 story mode. A prelude to the MK4 and MKX storylines.

Post Credits:
* Meat is seen in the Flesh Pits, trying to run away from Mileena before she kills him with her fatality.
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