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Mortal Kombat

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March 5, 2012

Phelous: The Mortal Kombat film is generally regarded as one of the better video game film adaptations, and this is a position that I...agree on. Sure, it's got a few minor missteps, but it's a pretty enjoyable film. So let's go over the good and the bad of Mortal Kombat.

(The title appears onscreen.)

Phelous: The Mortal Kombat film had a lot of good things going for it, like its director, Paul W. S. Anderson. (pause) Okay, he did a good job on this film, anyway. Probably because this was before he met his wife, so he wasn't able to make it.

Phelous (vo): Liu Kang, we must find the real chosen one: Alice.

Phelous: Now, in all seriousness, one of the reasons I think this film really worked in the end was the casting, which I think was absolutely great.

Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby): Where do you get these guys?

Phelous (vo): Now, Liu Kang has never really been one of my favorite characters, partially because the games' storylines had him being the canonical winner; the first three games making him kind of a carry stew and Liu Kang never seemed almost interesting. Also, he's one of the cheapest characters and kind of leaner and also, how is this a fatality?

(Footage from the first two Mortal Kombat games is shown, with Liu Kang fighting Mileena. The second bit shows him performing one of his finishing moves, known as fatalities, on Mileena.)

Announcer: Liu Kang wins! Fatality!

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