get over here!!
How I miss the glory days of 90s gaming. Everything was just so much simpler, not too mention video game companies were actually shipping complete titles instead of releasing 50% and the rest in DLC that you would need fork over even more money for later. My cousin had, for the longest time, a copy of Mortal Kombat 2 attached to his Genesis that it would be months before it vacated the console. It was here I became familiar with the terms "fatality", "flawless victory" or everyone's favorite "GET OVER HERE!" and the bloody goodness that was matches that took place. The imprint that Mortal Kombat left in the late 90s can still be felt today thanks in part to its' unrelenting violence and over the top gore but more than anything the uniqueness of the lore and characters. While we're still waiting for someone, anyone, to finally make a full fledged hard R rated live action version, Warner Brothers has wet our appetites albeit just a little bit with Scorpion's Revenge. Explaining any details about the story is moot since the name says it all so I'll just focus on what this exquisitely bloody animated tale does right. The voice overs are spot on, each one perfectly matching their characters, and the animation is reminiscent of what they use for the animated DC comics films. Although it's not my preferred style but it works well with the massive carnage that ensues which I am pleased to say is freaking AWESOME. The biggest highlight of this film is that the fighting is top notch and incredibly violent JUST as any Mortal Kombat film should be. The only downside is that the film is ridiculously short, begging the question as to why not fill in more story instead of jimmying a cliffhanger that feels half-empty. Even if it's a short round and not quite the flawless victory, Scorpion's Revenge is still an excellent adaptation.