The wait may be over ladies and gentlemen… Michael Fassbender may be staring in the first, UNIVERSALLY ACKNOWLEDGED, ACTUALLY GOOD movie adapted from a video game… at least, the trailer makes it look that way:
Look… it’s only REAL competition for “Greatest Video Game Movie Ever” is the original Mortal Kombat… a low bar indeed.
1 LOVE: NO MORE MODERN MUSIC
Look, I love Kanye as much as the next guy, but his music does NOT belong over this cityscape. I forget what the music in the second trailer was, but that was horribly out of place too. It took them THREE TRIES to actually get a traditional score. Combine that with an intro that explains the movie and doesn’t assume you’ve played all the games and know what the hell is going on and this is a legitimate movie trailer all of a sudden.
1 HATE: Pieces of Eden
I hate these things in the games. I will continue that hatred here! Not much more than that… just being a consistent human being… hopefully they make a bit more sense in the movie to me than in the game.
1 SURPRISE: Prominent Jeremy Irons
I mean, I’n not so surprised they highly feature ACADEMY AWARD WINNER JEREMY IRONS in their trailer to get butts in the seats… I’m surprised it took them THREE TRIES to do such a thing. *sigh* Hopefully it’s not too late to recover any of the people that saw the first two trailers and assumed disinterest.
OVERALL: IT’S ABOUT TIME
Again… Mortal Kombat… all you have to do to be a success is be better than Mortal Kombat… a movie that had less plot than the game that it was based on. Do this and be kings of the box office! Grade?