A couple of years ago, director Kevin Tanchoeren created something special with Mortal Kombat Legacy. Gritty, brutal and consisting of pure fighting pornography, the mini-series was a proof of concept of how to do a video game movie adaptation properly.
Now armed with a bigger budget and a larger vision, Tancharoen is back. Here’s the full second season of Legacy. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to go perform an animality on Kervyn. Which involves me turning into a killer kitten.
We flash back to what has brought Liu Kang to such a low point in his life… we watch as his fiancée is murdered before his eyes. Back in the present, we watch as Kung Lao leaves his Macao monastery and approaches the portal to the Mortal Kombat tournament.
We watch as the Earthrealm and Outworld warriors appear at the Mortal Kombat tournament island. Raiden greets the Earthrealm warriors. We also flashback to feudal Japan for the beginning of Kenshi’s origin story.
We continue with Kenshi’s origin story in feudal Japan and watch as he is blinded in his first fight with Ermac. In the present, blind Kenshi battles Ermac in the tournament, finally defeating him.
We flash back to Kitana and Mileena getting their orders to enter the tournament… Kitana is uneasy about the truth of her past. She flashes back to a moment in Season 1 where she mistakenly murders her biological father. In the present, the sisters argue as they track Johnny Cage through the forest. They surprise him and chase him down.
We flash back to how Johnny Cage was recruited to the tournament by Raiden… as he sits in a jail cell. In the present, we watch as Johnny fights for his life against Mileena and Kitana. He is only able to escape when the sisters turn on one another.
Flashback to feudal Japan, where Scorpion, his wife and his son are waylaid on the road by Sub Zero’s angry younger brother. Scorpion is forced to kill him to protect his family. In the aftermath, Scorpion and Sub Zero attempt to renew a childhood friendship and form a truce between their warring clans.
We flash back to feudal Japan and reference the moments in Season 1 where Scorpion’s family is seemingly murdered by Sub Zero and his clan. In the present, Scorpion searches the tournament field for Sub Zero and exacts his revenge.
Flashback to the weeks before Liu Kang is recruited into the tournament. We see that Liu Kang has become a hitman as he murders Russian mobsters in a seedy motel. After the job is done, Liu Kang is visited by Shang Tsung, who recruits him to join the tournament… however this time, he’ll fight on the darkside of the Outworld warriors.
In the present, Stryker treats Johnny Cage’s wounds when Liu Kang comes upon them and fights them both. Kung Lao appears, shocked that his old friend is here and that he is fighting with the warriors of Outworld.
In the highly anticipated second season, the saga continues as Liu Kang and Ermac join the ranks of fighters introduced in the series’ first season, including Kenshi, Kung Lao, Kuai Liang, Stryker, Kitana, Mileena, Johnny Cage, Scorpion and Sub- Zero. This new season uncovers the rivalries and histories of these fierce warriors as Raiden and his recruits clash against the dark forces of Outworld. Chronicling the tournament and the interweaving storylines of the most beloved Kombatants, fans will also learn of the complex relationship between Liu Kang and Kung Lao and revisit the complicated family dynamic of Kitana and Mileena. The epic battle for EarthRealm has finally begun!
There you have it folks. That’s a full movie of revenge-ghosts, thunder gods, action movie stars and supernatural fighting tournaments. For free. Enjoy it, and remember…MOOOOOOOOOOOORTAL KOMBAT!
Last Updated: September 27, 2013