Yesterday we got the trailer drop for the animated Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, but the trailer was so “clean” that some are wondering if the movie is going to be as violent as the games are known for. Fans can rest easy now, because game director Ed Boon has confirmed the rating for the upcoming MK movie.
He posted this up on Twitter:
While the movie did receive an R-rating, I’m still not expecting it to be as bloody as the video game. I mean, even all the other movies that Boon listed down were light romps compared to the violence we can expect from Mortal Kombat.
This is just my own take, but I always thought that the fatalities of the new games have gotten out of hand. The fatalities from the earlier games were funny because they were simple animations, but with the whole new level of realism we’re getting from games today, it’s just a whole new level of gratuitous.
Then again, I’m not against fatalities. I mean, I’m sure there are some people who love to see them, and they are a signature feature of the franchise. If anything, it adds to the campy, B-movie element of MK that I hope the live-action movie will embrace.
Based on the worldwide hit game created by Ed Boon & John Tobias, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge spotlights the once-in-a-generation tournament between the champions of Outworld and Earthrealm - a competition that will ultimately determine the fate of Earth and all its citizens. Lord Raiden, protector of Earthrealm, must gather the greatest fighters of his realm to defend it from the evil Shang Tsung in the battle to end all battles - Mortal Kombat!
Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge is set to hit Blu-Ray and digital this spring.