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39. "The Cage move has really sat with me something ugly"
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As somebody who HAS played the games, the way they used him in MK9 was pretty much perfect for what they felt they "needed" this Cole character to do: bring the audience into the world of the movie. Cage has always been kind of a lame fighter IMO, but in the lore he's one of the fuller non-Outworld characters there is. Take this exchange from early in the game:

Raiden : You fought well.
Johnny Cage : Thanks. Nice hat.
Liu Kang : You should be more respectful of Lord Raiden. He's the protector of Earthrealm. The God of Thunder, the...
Johnny Cage : Look. I don't know what kind of role playing you guys are into, but count me out.
Liu Kang : This tournament is more than a chance for personal glory. We are fighting for the very surivial of Earthrealm.
Johnny Cage : What are you talking about?
Raiden : Your last opponent was Tarkatan. He was born with those blades.
Johnny Cage : Yeah. Those things are real.
Raiden : He represents Outworld. Had you lost, the Emperor Shao Kahn would come 1 step closer to physically absorbing *our* world into his.
Johnny Cage : Outworld, yeah. Right, right.
Raiden : The Elder Gods created the Mortal Kombat tournament to give Earthrealm a chance to defend itself. But if we lose this time, Shao Kahn will conquer all.
Johnny Cage : Dun, dun, duuuuunnnn. Look, guys. I'm an actor. I save the world for the cameras. If this emperor is *really* a threat? Call the military. Me? I've got a date with a blonde. Ciao.

Liu Kang : What do you see in him?
Raiden : He is a hero, Liu Kang. Though he may not yet know it.

I swear, the guy that wrote this movie is an idiot.

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Mortal Kombat: The Movie NOW THAT'S A TRAILER!!!!! [View all] , Castro, Thu Feb-18-21 04:03 PM
Subject Author Message Date ID
either gonna be bad-good or good-bad
Feb 18th 2021
I fully expect a mediocre spectacle.
Feb 18th 2021
It has the potential to be a good episode of HDTGM.
Feb 19th 2021
      RE: It has the potential to be a good episode of HDTGM.
Feb 19th 2021
"It's a birthmark....what do you mean?....he was born with it."
Feb 19th 2021
I’m hyped. Also I recommend the animated movie they made last year
Feb 19th 2021
it looks interesting, i would stream it
Feb 19th 2021
Feb 20th 2021
Is there a market for this movie?
Feb 20th 2021
Mortal Kombat is really popular still
Feb 20th 2021
This and Sonic are both contemporary games
Feb 22nd 2021
it looks like a movie I'd wait to see at home
Feb 20th 2021
Good thing for HBO Max
Feb 22nd 2021
Hollywood still showing blacks get they asses kicked as an opener
Feb 27th 2021
He’s actually a hero in that scene and comes back better and kicks ass
Apr 25th 2021
      I mean, that's a whole spoiler right there in the headline
Apr 26th 2021
the first seven minutes are on youtube
Apr 21st 2021
This was Baaaaaaaaaad
Apr 23rd 2021
See, i enjoyed the original, so if it's on that level, good for me
Apr 23rd 2021
The fight sequences were decent, but I had some problems with it
Apr 24th 2021
The fight quality seemed to depend on the performer.
Apr 25th 2021
      they really got Lewis Tan fucked up in this.
Apr 28th 2021
Son of a vondruke, this was rough.
Apr 24th 2021
I liked it, I guess?
Apr 25th 2021
yeah it should be Bloodsport w/ super powers
Apr 25th 2021
I'm in this line. There were good things there, and I went in with
Apr 26th 2021
LOL they should've called this Mortal Fuckin' Kombat
Apr 25th 2021
I'm good with this movie...
Apr 25th 2021
This is bad. Really fucking bad. And not as a spectacle either. it's dog...
Apr 25th 2021
Apr 29th 2021
eh it was alright
Apr 27th 2021
Of course it's wack...but it was fun at certain moments.
Apr 28th 2021
It's fun but definitely a fumble. Interested in a sequel though
Apr 28th 2021
nail on the head points
May 04th 2021
      Pepe The Frog? Hell no.
May 04th 2021
May 05th 2021
hot garbage.
Apr 29th 2021
not terrible, but the original film was better.
May 04th 2021
the 95 one was a perfect mid 90s shlocky action flick
May 04th 2021

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