Nothing New Under the Sun

25 - Mortal Kombat

May 12, 2021 Nothing New Under the Sun Season 1 Episode 25
Nothing New Under the Sun
25 - Mortal Kombat
Show Notes

Test your might! From humble beginnings in 90s arkades to international phenomenon, this franchise, including the worst-rated movie we've kovered so far, brings together the mightiest warriors from Earthrealm and Outworld to do battle in deadly, cheesy, bloody (toasty!) goodness. The krux of this discussion revolves around the kuestion of whether or not a movie requires a karacter to be an "audience analogue" - if not, how else kan we dump exposition before smashing all of our chess pieces together in glorious ultraviolence? If you're in your twenties or thirties, this might be a brutal lesson in the deceptive effect of rose-kolored glasses. But chill out, and get over here - it's MOOOORTAL KOMBAT!

Media covered:
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)
Mortal Kombat (2021)




Audio credit:
"intro 2" by nalaliongirl on

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