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Forgotten Flashback: Mortal Kombat

Mortal Kombat (1995) - Forgotten Cinema Podcast

Original Blog Post: November 20, 2019 - You're singing the song, aren't you? It's are we.


Special guest and YouTuber Russ Lyman join Mike Butler and (reluctantly) Mike Field to the NetherRealm to discuss the 1995 EarthRealm film, Mortal Kombat, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and based on one of the most popular video game franchises of all time.

In a world replete with terrible video game movies, Mortal Kombat of them.  Listen as both Butler and Russ defend its so-bad-its-good parts against Field's hatred of all things this movie. They'll discuss the merits of overacting in a film such as this, the terrible effects, and how the fight sequences could have been improved.  Butler will defend the fantastic set pieces and his love of the Goro animatronic, but lament the poor lighting. Field will hate it all. There is only one thing that all three can agree on...that theme song still frickin' slaps!

So grab your quarters and joystick, please notice the special moves list on front and rear of the auditorium, and settle down for MORTAL KOMBAT!!!! I mean....Forgotten Cinema.

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