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This looks really stupid and cliche


Peter Jackson directing and Hugo Weaving in it are the only reasons I'm even remotely interested in renting this from Netflix. It looks like Hunger Games, Divergent, pretty much any YA from the last 10 years. Meh.

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Wait, so you are unaware that Peter Jackson isnt directing?

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Would you rather see a steampunk film based on a 2001 book series...or another remake or superhero film?

It’s bad enough we have to endure another Halloween film and the SUSPIRIA remake this year.

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By the way, Peter Jackson isn’t directing.

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Don't recall the giant mobile cities from any of those films you mentioned.

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It's science FANTASY, the absurdity of it all is a part of the fun.

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With the picture and the name I though Mortal Kombat had starting doing origin stories starting with Mileena.

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Yeah! And the tagline, "some scars never heal" is even quite fitting for a Mortal Kombat movie.

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Just the commercials looked bad. I can suspend my belief of cities floating in the sky, or hanging in a canyon on another planet, but giant mobile ones on huge tank treads that "eat" other cities? Give me a break! And the constant shots of a girl with a red face cover got annoying because you don't know who she is, they don't give any hint of what she looks like without the mask, and there's nothing about her that makes you interested in her or her story.

Someone smoked some really good dope to write those books, because their bad-writing factor is kind of on par with Dr. Who and Douglass Adams' stories.

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What's stupid is actually paying Netflix for anything.

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