Gaming Movies

Would Andie Watch It? Mortal Kombat Legacy

Unless you have been living somewhere remote, under a rock, or in a cave, you have more than likely heard of Mortal Kombat. If somehow you haven’t, it is a game where opponents beat up each other to see who will win. The first Mortal Kombat came out on October 8th, 1992, and has become one of the most popular games I know of. In April of 2019, Mortal Kombat released Mortal Kombat 11. In addition, they have come out with movies, cartoons, and shows in the twenty-seven years between. In fact, the most recent film, simply titled Mortal Kombat, came out on April 23rd, 2021. Today, we are talking about Mortal Kombat Legacy.

I loved watching Legacy. The episodes are super short, around seven to twelve minutes, which is a definite drawback. However, each episode is packed with information and action. Most of the episodes give background information to the main characters. It leads up to the Mortal Kombat for Earthrealm. There are two seasons of Legacy, but even with that, you can get through both seasons in a couple of hours tops. You will barely even notice time passing, trust me.

Source IGN

The show is much grittier than the last movies. The episodes are gripping, intense, and fascinating. The fact that the episodes are so short is kind of disappointing. It seems as though you are abruptly cut off from each story when you are so into it because the episode is done. The stories aren’t particularly told in a chronological sequence either. With each character, the timeline jumps to fit that person, so it isn’t confusing like The Witcher. However, some of the histories are a bit different than I understood them to be, such as Kung Lao and Lui Kang.

As I said, we get background information on characters. This is by no means a complete list of characters especially given the cast of Mortal Kombat 11. We learn about Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kenshi, Mileena, Kitana, Kung Lao, and Raiden. We meet Shou Kahn, Sindel (very briefly), Sonya Blade, Kano, Jax, Shang Tsung, and Quan Chi for a second. The nifty thing about Shang Tsung is that the man who played him in the original Mortal Kombat from 1995, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, played him again in Legacy.

Source Mortal Kombat Secrets

I really can’t get into what happens specifically in each episode because they are so short I would give everything away. I will leave the trailer down below to see what I mean. You can find the episodes on Steam, YouTube, and HBOMax. Just an FYI, when searching for Mortal Kombat Legacy on YouTube, you will find Mortal Kombat Rebirth. They are two different things. Rebirth is a re-imagining, whereas Legacy is more of a get to know them. There is only one episode of Rebirth.

Check out Legacy, and let me know what you think in the comments below. I really like it and will watch it again. Unfortunately, I highly doubt any more episodes will be made in this series which is truly a disappointment. I would have loved to see the outcome. Are you going to watch it? Or have you? Until next time, have fun storming the castle!

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