Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpions Revenge Animated Movie Review


Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpions Revenge summary



Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpions Revenge is based on the hit fighting game developed by NetherRealm Studios. The plot is about Scropion’s backstory and mix with original Mortal Kombat 1 storyline. If you want to see the overall storyline of Mortal Kombat 1, 2 and 3. Buy Mortal Kombat 2011 reboot and play story mode. That being said, Scorpion was named Hanzo Hasashi and apart of Shirai Ryu. One day, Hanzo was spending time with his son Satoshi. After coming home from spending time with his son. Lin Kuel attacks Hanzo clan and his wife. Angry with vengeance, Scorpion murders half of the Lin Kuel. Grandmaster of the Lin Kuel Sub Zero murders Hanzo and his son Satoshi. Now Hanzo is in NetherRealm which Quan Chi rules. Quan Chi makes a deal with Scorpion (Hanzo) for his freedom.


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Scorpion must enter Mortal Kombat tournament and face off against Sub-Zero. Burning with hatred of the Lin Kuel, he agrees and joins. The film cuts to three EarthRealm characters Johnny Cage, Liu Kang and Sonya Blade. They were chosen by Raiden to defend Earthrealm in Mortal Kombat tournament. The four meet Shang Tsung who is the host explains about Mortal Kombat Tournament. Shang Tsung gives a demonstration pitting Jax and Goro against each other. Goro rips Jax’s arm and Sonya watches in agony. Tsung teleports Sonya, Liu Kang and Johnny Cage to different arenas. After winning their matches, Shang calls upon Black Dragon led by Kano. With the help of Scorpion, trio defeated the Black Dragon. Johnny and Sonya rescue Jax from Kano.




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Liu Kang faces against Shang Tsung and Goro. Scorpion is after Quan Chi despise he admitted on killing his family. Quan Chi tries to betray Shang Tsung but failed. Liu Kang nearly defeated by Goro but Scorpion interrupts the fight. Shang Tsung tells Scorpion that he will get his freedom after killing Liu Kang. Scorpion double cross Shang Tsung and goes after Quan Chi. Quan Chi and Scorpion have a final battle to the death. Tsung runs away and berated by Shao Khan due to his failure. Scorpion avenge his family death. That’s the end of the movie and Shao Khan declares war. Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpions Revenge is a gore fest and satisfying animated movie. I think this is better than Mortal Kombat Defenders of the Realm tenfold.



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Image: Warner Bros. Animation and Studio Mir



I feel that Sonya, Liu Kang and Johnny Cage didn’t ruin the storyline. We don’t know if this was original story or connected with first game. There were some easter eggs and cameos in this movie. You see Kitana, Reptile, Baraka and Nitara along with Kai (Mortal Kombat 4). Test your Might makes a appearance in the movie. That’s was fun to see because I grew up with the game. Mention of Shinnok and he was seal away in the film. That’s Quan Chi motive of entering Mortal Kombat Tournament. We get a overall lore about why Elder Gods started Mortal Kombat. Young Shang Tsung was the winner of the tournament.





Some of the character design took from Mortal Kombat X. Johnny Cage was quickly turned annoying to fun character. Sonya Blade was a rebel female character that bows to no man. Liu Kang played a minor role in the story. Raiden was a overseer in the tournament. Warner Bros Animation did a fantastic job with graphic novel like design. I like the x-ray from Mortal Kombat 2011 incorporated very well. There was some graphic fatalities that not suitable for children. If you are not over 16, this movie not for you. Alot of blood and head ripping in this movie. I would say this better than live action movies. My favorite part was Daffy Duck and Scorpion. Some of the voice actors reprise their roles from games.


Image: Warner Bros. Animation and Studio Mir


Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpions Revenge was not a led down. It stood true to the lore of the game. Scorpion have a tragic backstory and reasons for revenge. I am hoping for a sequel to the movie. Note: this movie is adults only but some parents would let their children watch it. If you are MK fan, I would watch this movie. Beware move is a fatality in my book. Buy Mortal Kombat 11 available now on Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. Along with Mortal Kombat Legends Scorpion Revenge Dvd and Bluray.


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