April 20th, 2009
8:58 AM CST -
This week's Mortal Movie Monday featured video is the cinematic opening sequence to the game Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks. There are actually two reasons why we're featuring it. The first reason is there has been a lot of rumors during the past year that Midway's LA Studio has been developing a sequel to the highly successful Mortal Kombat: Shaolin Monks that may arrive sometime later this year. It's been a while since we've heard anything, but I suspect if there is more to be known we'll know it sooner than later.

The other reason is also a use of this cinematic video during the movie Crank: High Voltage that just opened this weekend. During the first half of the movie, there is a scene where the doctor played by Dwight Yoakum is seen watching the cinematic intro to the game seen below. It was an unexpected and cool showcasing of the game. It is possible it is meant to be some tie in promotion for the rumored upcoming game. But I personally think that is stretching the reference a bit much, as the Crank series has many homages to various video games. The movies themselves feel like a live action video game actually. They are great fun if you haven't seen them yet, I highly recommend them.

I'd also like to apologize for skipping last week's video, I was away at the Chicago Cubs' opening day game and I didn't have a video ready to go before I left.

Come back next week when Mortal Movie Monday for another great video. We're always looking for great clips to showcase, so don't forget to suggest us a future video to be featured.

Reader Komments from the TRMK Forums:

April 20th, 2009 12:29 PM CST - Tim Static
Awesome. Is the new Crank movie decent? I want to see it, but I think I'm gonna wait until it comes out on Blu-Ray. Not sure. Also, I went to the say High School as Dwight Yoakum. woot :/
April 20th, 2009 1:35 PM CST - Glamador
I haven't yet seen Crank. I should rent it. But I doubt I'd see this movie in theatres, I mostly only see movies on the big screen that are of a certain type that lend themselves well to it. Like The Dark Knight or LotR. Epic movies.
April 21st, 2009 10:26 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
Originally Posted by : Tim Static
Also, I went to the say High School as Dwight Yoakum. woot :/
You may want to go back to that high school, as I think you meant to use the word "same" not "say."
April 21st, 2009 4:56 PM CST - Tim Static
Originally Posted by : Patrick McCarron
You may want to go back to that high school, as I think you meant to use the word "same" not "say."
lmao yeah, oops!
May 11th, 2009 10:18 AM CST - Patrick McCarron
"Somehow" someone got a clip of the movie on YouTube already: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eljdwiRh39o
May 13th, 2009 11:57 AM CST - Glamador
Ha, a short but sweet cameo. At least they picked an exciting part.
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