Neat man, I have absolutely nothing riding on Reiko. I do not expect this to be the Reiko movie. All I'm saying is he looks COOLER with the face paint and glowing eyes. And more accurate to how he was in the game (to the extent that most of us wouldn't have even known it was him in the movie without being told). No where in my post did I "moan" it was "the end of the world" if he didn't have face paint. The depiction of Reiko has no barring on whether this movie will be good or not to me, that would be insane.With all due respect, I think the new movie's Reiko is actually a lot more game-accurate than you're all giving them credit for. This is very close to how he looked in Armageddon, the only thing missing is the eye makeup and he has a shirt on.
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And let's not forget that this is Reiko we're talking about here, who was just a last-minute skin swap for Noob Saibot in MK4 so they had some new characters. He had a rubbish story, terrible ending, whose only defining traits were that he wore a burgundy ninja suit and... oh my god... had some Alice Cooper makeup on!
When he was so lame in the first place that he was just a palette swap with some face-paint on, is it really the end of the world that in the new movie he just doesn't have two oversized doodles of eyeliner? Because by moaning he doesn't have the 80s wrestler greasepaint to me just goes to show how lame Reiko always was; that's all he had going for him, that's his only characteristic.
Anyway who knows, maybe something happens in the film that results in his face being burnt that result in similar black charred scarring, or he receives ceremonial face-paint further along in the story, or maybe they performed screen-tests with the makeup and it just looked terrible?
Regardless, the above comparison for me shows that he's actually really quite accurate to his Armageddon appearance... and really is there much risk of them ruining one of the weakest and laziest character designs that MK's ever had anyway just because of some face-paint?
Also I'm not about to defend Reiko as a character on the goddamn internet, but yeah I've always thought he was kinda a neat character too. Fuck me, right?