Mortal Kombat (2011)

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This fighting game is a remake of an original arcade classic made by Midway Games. After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with failure Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor's victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable...the Past.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ronald M. Banks ...
Quan Chi (voice)
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Sonya Blade (voice)
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Kratos (voice)
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Shao Kahn / Baraka (voice)
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Liu Kang (voice)
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Rain (voice)
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Raiden (voice)
Jin Hyong ...
Kung Lao / Fighter 1 / Kenshi (voice)
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Shang Tsung / Sektor (voice)
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Smoke / Goro / Shinnok (voice)
Linda Lee ...
Jade (voice)
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Kabal (voice)
Jim McCance ...
PD Radio Op / Endings Narrator (voice)
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Kano / Ermac / Elder God (voice)
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Stryker / Soldier 1 (voice)
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Storyline

The events of Armageddon has just ended and Shao Kahn has beaten Raiden. But just before Raiden could be finished he sent a message through his mind to his younger self during the first Mortal Kombat tournament. He sent it to warn him about the future but the younger Raiden doesn't understand the message. So the events of the the first three tournaments will be altered in the perception of Raiden trying to change the future. Written by RW

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Mortal Kombat 9  »

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Freddy Krueger's design in the game is based on actor Jackie Earle Haley's appearance from the A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) 2010 remake. See more »

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When Shang Tsung shoots down the rescue helicopter, a considerable amount of smoke rises into the air, but during the fight that follows and every shot in the following cut scenes, the smoke is gone. See more »

Quotes

Shang Tsung: You participate in the most important Mortal Kombat in history! This tournament, the tenth after nine Outworld victories, will determine Earthrealm's fate. If you defeat all of your opponents, you will face one final challenge: Me.
Johnny Cage: [scoffs] That old geezer's the final challenge? They might as well give me the belt right now. They do have belts, right?
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References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

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"You will NEVER win!"
27 January 2013 | by (The Penumbra) – See all my reviews

Sometimes I wonder if Warner really know what a goldmine they are sitting on with the Mortal Kombat franchise. This is a series that features literally dozens of characters with rich backgrounds and deep mythology. But so far all we've had are two trashy movies back in the mid-90s. With so many sequels and spin-offs the video games series has now been rebooted with this current-gen monstrosity.

The difficulty of Mortal Kombat is ridiculous. The game simply doesn't give you a chance. The rivals seem to move at twice the speed as you do, leaving you unable to do anything apart from getting pulverized. There's simply no way you have time to punch in the codes for combo moves or specials. And since every character has different codes you'd have to be an idiot savant to memorize all these. The only way I managed to finish the story mode was through trickery and chance. The collision detection is also very inconsistent, which almost caused me to turn green with rage and rip through my clothing on a few occasions. It's a very bloody game too, with brutal fatalities and 'X-ray' moves where we get to see cool shots of bones breaking and guts shredding...oh wait...I'm not an angry 15-year-old boy. Actually, these moments are kinda distasteful and desensitizing. The game certainly earns its adult rating.

There are 51 trophies featured in the game but I only managed to unlock 32% of them as the Platinum literally requires THOUSANDS of hours of gameplay. I don't want to imagine what kind of person would commit that amount of time to a video game.

Pros: Great sound effects, lots of colorful stages.

Cons: Long, long, loooooong, unskippable cut-scenes, extreme difficulty.

Graphics B+ Sound A Gameplay C Lasting Appeal B-


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