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I really dislike the excuse of "it's not high art" to justify a poor movie being made. Even if you are only in it for the fanservice you have to feel cheated here.re-posting my review here...
[This is a review of the MK Film... it has NO SPOILERS of any sort.... even so... be warned. READ AT OWN RISK]
I do not really know what more people could have wanted from a MK film. Lets not pretend that the original movies are some kind of high art. You see some great realizations of your favourite characters, you see them fight... all in all it is a much better MK film that I expected and I was very happy with what I saw.
Verdict : Round 2.... FIGHT!!
Lets be real man no real writer\big name or director is gonna get the green light from a studio to do a big budget MK movie.I really dislike the excuse of "it's not high art" to justify a poor movie being made. Even if you are only in it for the fanservice you have to feel cheated here.
Marvel has proven you can still do fanservice and make a decent movie. The movie was amateurish and smacks of behind the camera inadequacies. The script, as you yourself mentioned, is lacking, with the plotting getting in the way of character development and nuance.
The dialogue is stilted and falls flat multiple times. The fact that the films excellent performances (most of the time) in front of the camera still cannot outweigh the production missteps behind it means the film is bad.
As an MK fan myself I think we can all expect more from the series in the future.
Budget is not the issue here. Studio interference and poor writing is. Theres not enough experience or talent behind the camera to back up this film. It's a shame.Lets be real man no real writer\big name or director is gonna get the green light from a studio to do a big budget MK movie.
I am saying no one with real experience or talent is gonna waste time on a MK movie. Unless some studio pays big fucking money which they wont. So we gonna get people using it as a stepping stone for their career which is perfectly fine. MK is more or less a damn meme in the cinematic world.Budget is not the issue here. Studio interference and poor writing is. Theres not enough experience or talent behind the camera to back up this film. It's a shame.
What do you mean linear? Arent the game stories linear too?Lol I think people just have to admit to themselves that a mortal kombat movie (and like 60% of video game properties) don't lend themselves well to linear narratives. Especially a premise as dumb and flimsy as Mortal Kombat's. I have low expectations of the movie and know the movie will meet at least those. Some people expect too much I feel.
Put a eye patch on fuck WB.So I didnt know what HBO max and apparently it's just a streaming service, but it's only available in the US. So how do I in the UK watch this? I don't want to pay for a vpn, pay $15 for a month subscription just to watch 1 film once... why would they not make it available elsewhere??