Mortal Kombat could experience an unexpected, yet welcomed resurgence.
It began three days ago director Kevin Tancharoen released his nearly eight minute trailer/ proposal for a new Mortal Kombat film. His take on it is novel, and I actually think it would work. I would pay to see it.
Coincidentally, developer NetherRealm Studio released their trailer for a new Mortal Kombat game that will hopefully breath new life into a franchise that lost its way.
The game looks like Mortal Kombat III on steroids. Based on the video, it seems they have reverted to the old 2D style of gameplay, and put it into a 3D engine; similar to Street Fighter 4, but with more blood and violence.
Mortal Kombat holds a special place in my heart because the controversy surrounding the game’s violence made me aware of politics at a very young age. I remember being baffled by the outrage, and angry that people wanted to ban the game… If anything screwed me up from a developmental standpoint, it was learning about politics at a tender age, not violence.
As a child, I always felt like adults didn’t give kids enough credit. Now that I am an adult, I can see that I was correct.