Cutscenes: A Video Game Movie Podcast
3 months ago

S1E2 - Mortal Kombat (1995)

In our second episode of Season 1, the team fights their way through Outworld's best in Mortal Kombat.

Hosted by Jacob McCourt (@JacobMcCourt), Katie Lesperance (@lesperak) & Travis Colenutt (@TravisColenutt).

Show Notes:

  • 1:05 The Tutorial (our 60 second plot summary)
  • 2:10 Our familiarity with the Mortal Kombat series
  • 4:10 The opening of the film
  • 9:10 We discuss the movie's set budgets and tie this movie to Reboot and Dinosaur
  • 13:00 Travis makes his case for the "good part" of this movie
  • 19:50 We were very confused about the rules of the tournament and the film cannon
  • 24:50 We toast the Liu Kang vs. Reptile fight
  • 28:40 The end of the movie
  • 30:45 MinMax - the segment where we cover the pros and cons of this film
  • 36:45 Critical Hits (our review of Metacritic user reviews)
  • 41:10 Before we close, we play a game of Real of Fake with the MK Universe!
  • 45:00 Should this movie be cut or seen?
  • 47:15 Show close and our "quote of the show"

Cutscenes is a seasonal podcast at the intersection of video games and TV/movies. Stick around for our seven episode first season airing through the end of September 2020.

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Music (used under Creative Commmons): "Introduction" by Lifeformed | Intro Voiceover by DJ Stormageddon