Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, is a love letter to both old and new generation Mortal Kombat fans. What I love about MK legends, is how it weaves in several features from the MK games into its narrative. And searching for these easter eggs is part of the fun of watching Scorpion’s Revenge.
I mean, what Mortal Kombat story would be complete without someone shouting, “Finish Him,” right before the fatal blow lands.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is exactly what its title suggests, It sees the Legend, Hanzo Hasashi (also known as Scorpion), seeking revenge for the murder of his clan and family.
But while Scorpion searches for the man responsible for running his life, his quest leads him to the fighting tournament called Mortal Kombat. To get his Revenge, Hanzo must compete in single combat against the best fighters from both Earth Realm and Outworld. Winner takes all.
Speaking of fighters from Earth and Outworld
Scorpion’s Revenge sees the return of some of the legendary Mortal Kombat fighters. They include Liu Kang, Raiden, Sonya Blade, and even Johnny cage.
However, Diabolical villains such as the shapeshifter Quan Chi, Kano, Shang Tsung, and Shao Kahn are also not left out.
As expected, the animated movie has no shortage of Brutal and Bloody action scenes. The fight Choreography was unique and very impressive. But what made each fight Jaw-dropping, was the inclusion of the signature X-rays of characters bones breaking during Kombat.
However, it’s during these epic fights, that true fans would pick up on many Mortal Kombat Easter eggs peppered across the entire animated movie.
One Easter egg that stood out to me was the pit that Scorpion threw Sub-Zero into during their last fight. This pit looks very similar to the infamous Pit Stage Fatality from early MK games, where the losing player would fall to their deaths.
And then there’s Scorpion’s fatality, which was just as disturbing as I remember.
My only complaint about Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is more of a preference than actual criticism.
Although Mortal Kombat is an American animation, I would appreciate it if WB animation could make a Japanese version of the sequel. Call me an Anime nerd, but I’ve gotten used to anime drama. And I can’t help but imagine how awesome Scorpion would sound with an intimidating Japanese voice.
(But that’s just my opinion)
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge was a nice and unexpected treat for all Mortal Kombat fans. Seeing all these characters in action again triggered a lot of nostalgic feelings. And since the last scene teased a Shao Kahn invasion, I can’t wait to see what the show creators have in store for the sequel.