It's been a long while since I watched the first movie. So it was sitting on my shelf and I thought "Hell, why not?" I have to say. As a movie, it doesn't hold up well. However the context within the movie itself still is great.
Is it a good movie? No ( but in a good way)
Is if a good Video game movie? Yes
Is it the best fight game movie? YES!
Heres a few things that make it great:
-Casting is amazing. They pretty much nailed it on terms of how they're supposed to look. Kano is pretty much perfect.
-Movie fills all the concept of the game into a plausible matter. It takes itself semi serious with the games context and it does it well. It blends the right amount of cheese with seriousness.
-Dudes fighting to 90's techno... ridiculous and great.
-Gave everyone equal amount of time and it got down to it.
-Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa is pretty much the perfect bad guy. He just oozes asshole-ness and you love every minute of it.
This guy is REALLY into Demon Souls.
Only things that were kinda dumb was that Sub Zero gets the short end of the stick compared to Scorpion, and when Lu Kang is fighting Reptile... Where the Hell was Johnny Cage the whole time?
Just a shame the 2nd movie wasn't as good. Also, wasn't there supposed to be a new movie that was supposed to come out? or in the works? If there is I hope is discredits the 2nd movie and redoes what it should have been.
With that I leave with what you all came for: