In this prequel to the movies, Kung Lao has triumphed in the Mortal Kombat tournament, defeating Shang Tsung and saving Earth Realm. Now, he must train a new generation of warriors for the ... See full summary »
Unlike the 20 minute one which was pointless, it was just people telling you what the movie was about and how great everyone is, here there is more meat to this story.
We learn about the fight choreography, filming in Thailand, also filming in LA, the sets and the CGI.
The Outworld set was built in a back lot of a studio in LA and was filmed at night. There were planes flying above and the pilots got scared and called the airport to let them know were they back on planet Earth.
Filming on the beaches of Thailand were great, but all the equipment had to be brought over by boat.
Robin Shou, being the big star in Asia, is seen greeting many kids who were fans of his. Between filming, he can also be seen wearing swim shorts.
The Narrator does have a habit of saying "Building the set was difficult, but to solve this problem" about five times.
Anderson said that New Line was looking for a director and saw his debut "Shopping" was bombed in the UK, but New Line thought his direction had the right energy for a movie. Anderson may not be a great filmmaker, but his heart was in the right place when he made this movie. At least his characters in this one (and Event Horizon) actually have personalities, unlike the bland characters in the Resident Evil movies.
If you enjoyed this movie, which to me is a real 90's classic, then give this doc a watch.
You don't learn anything about Goro though, however there is a YouTube video of how they made him.
There's is also a 20th Anniversary with Anderson and Robin Shou, where they jab the sequel. Give that a watch as well.
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