You read it, and so did I. Therefore someone has in fact read it; your post alone nullified your point. A paradox, if you will.
The following is my opinion, nothing more. I thought that eight minute short was awesome and I'd love to see it made into a full length movie.
I think that any story that was based on one type of medium which is adapted to another never crosses over to the liking of the truest. Does that make sense?
Look at all the video games that come out after a blockbuster movie (Iron Man, Harry Potter, etc.); very rarely do they do well. Same can be said about books made into movies, video games made into movies, so on and so forth.
However, the short sighted, narrow minded thought process of the general public doesn't see the big picture. I would love to be able to find the words that would make it possible for you to see things from my point of view, but writing persuasive speeches has never been my strong suit. But something tells me that even the greatest writer or most eloquent speaker couldn't change your point of view, Bioparadoxous. I read another thread about Mortal Kombat, and you make your points very personal and combative, no pun intended.
Fact of the matter is, movie makers are creative minds; and lucky for them, they also get paid to do what they love. But no rational businessman will ever create a product that will produce negative net profit. From their point of view, they want to create a product while pleasing as many people as possible, and make money. It's unfortunate, but it's true.
While you believe that the Mortal Kombat story is a great basis for creating a story, as is, most people would beg to differ. I can appreciate the artistic aspect that this eight minute short has delivered, and want to see something different. It's not 100% realistic, but what movie is (with the exception of those that are based on a true story)? It has a dash of realism (meaning that it's not over the top hocus pocus, but just normal people in an abnormal circumstance), yes certain aspects are not REALLY REAL, but I don't want "really real", as I stated earlier.
I guess my point is, things change. Life continues to move forward. If you don't like the movie, I appreciate your opinion, but at the same time, there's nothing wrong with people not seeing things from your point of view. That's what makes the internet so great. Everyone can voice their opinion, share ideas, and the like. But making snide remarks never helped anyone. It’s quite hypocritical of you, Bioparadoxous, to criticize someone and then turn around and do the same thing.
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Whoa. I think you read way too much into Bioparadoxous' post.
Plus you have no way of knowing if he read the original post so the whole "You read it, therefore your post alone nullified your point" is bogus.
One more thing, about the whole movies to video games not doing well thing. It has nothing to do with not being able to please fans. It's simply because the majority of the time the adaptation is terrible. Even if it were to stand on it's own as an original movie/game/comic/tv show it still wouldn't do well. If you've played any of the movie to video games and seen any of video games to movies adaptations recently you'd understand that. The majority of them are terrible storylines (whether deviated from the original story or not) bad acting, bad directing, terrible...well pretty much everything.
It very rarely has anything to do with making more money by appealing to a bigger audience because I can guarantee you if any of these so called "mass audience" movies or games were just made better (ie, better stories, better acting or in the case of games better gameplay etc) they'd make a hell of a lot more money. The Dark Knight and Iron Man is a testament to that. The game Batman Arkham Asylum is also a testament to that. If any other Batman game that had the same story but in every other aspect failed, it would flop. Terribly.
We live in a world where we can look up people's opinions on something within 2 seconds. If I'm in a shop and I'm about to buy a game that I have no clue about it but need to make a purchase immediately. What do I do? I bring out my phone and look up reviews of the game online. BAM! The game is terrible. I look at another game. So on and so forth. It has nothing to do with having to change the original story to make it appeal to a wider audience. They can easily keep the story, maybe change some things (as is innevitable when any new artist is given artistic power) and still make a lot of money. The original Mortal Kombat proved that.
Which brings me to my question. I'd just like to say to the original poster, What made you think the original Mortal Kombat was a flop? The first movie was a huge success. It even broke records. That's why they decided to make a sequel in the first place.
Maybe you should do some research before you decide to insult and slander a franchise and it's fanbase.
That all said I actually loved the Rebirth clip. It's a nice idea to take the MK universe and completely change everything.
There are a few things that are just ridiculous though.
The major thing I didn't like is the fact that it doesn't feel like Mortal Kombat. I like realism just as much as anyone else but it seems like they've taken it too far. Once you take away the fantasy and mythology, we're not talking about Mortal Kombat anymore.
Another is kind of based on the same "Not feeling like MK" thing but it's the characters designs. Look at Baraka. I mean really look at Baraka. Even if it wasn't MK and some random movie, if I seen that character in a movie I'd piss myself laughing. It just look ridiculous beyond belief.
Same with Reptile.
The rest I think are ok but after seeing what they've done with the more fantasy characters I dread to think what they will do to some of the others.