There’s a new Mortal Kombat fan film on the block and it’s not just content with winning an award, it also wants to take your soul!
Okay, maybe not literally, but Mortal Kombat: Fates Beginning has certainly made its way into the world to capture the mind of the series’ many fans. To do so, the writer and director Chris Barcia has gone back to the origins, by basing it on the original Mortal Kombat arcade game and film. There’s a tournament on the horizon, hosted by the evil Shang Tsung, with some of the realms’ greatest fighters taking part in the hope of claiming a flawless victory for their own realm.
Films of this scale, fan-made ones, can often be hit and miss; however there are a number of positive factors working in favour of Mortal Kombat: Fates Beginning, none less than winning the best Mortal Kombat film award at the Urban Action Showcase 2015 film festival. Having a Mortal Kombat veteran in Daniel Pesina – who played Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sub Zero and more in the first two arcade games – on board as Shang Tsung, adds a level of authenticity to proceedings. You can expect to see a whole host of the classic characters being portrayed in this film such as Raiden (Richard Lounello) Sonya Blade (Irina Gorovaia), Scorpion (Johnny Alicea), Johnny Cage (Basil Masters), Liu Kang (Immanuel Chang) and the guy everyone loves to hate, Kano (Damien Colletti).
Given the short timescale on which this film was shot, it has turned out rather darn well with a few really cool moments involving the character’s signature moves. After watching Mortal Kombat: Fates Beginning, I’ve come to the conclusion we’re in need of another feature film, but for now this fills that void greatly. Don’t let me be the sole judge though, have a watch for yourself below…