Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Review: Unsurprisingly Great

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2: Tiny Budget Great Results

Just after Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 trailer was released by machinima. The entire season of the internet show was available on YouTube


The first cool thing in the show started off with Kenshi and his origin story. Kenshi's character wasn't given a lot of time but his legacy was the most appealing. Whether it was his dialog with the old, man his entire introduction and the pretty good fight scene with Ermac

The CGI was not great I presume it was the best CGI that the shows tiny budget allowed. If you ignore CGI the combat itself was very good more than that it was the best fight in the entire season.

Scorpion and Sub Zero

Sub Zero and Scorpion Origin story continued to develop by giving us small glimpses to Hanzo Hasashi and both of the Sub Zero Brothers. We saw the History of their clans Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei, refreshed on what happened to Hanzo Hasashi last season and how he became Scorpion in the first place.

The fight itself between Scorpion and Sub Zero was good as long as it lasted. Kevin Tancharoen managed to implement most of the famous moves the two deadly ninja's had in their arsenal. Unfortunately it seemed like Scorpion defeated Sub Zero pretty easily, if the fight would have lasted a bit longer that impression wouldn’t have surfaced. The costumes of the two Ninja's couldn't be more different. Scorpion looked authentically amazing while Sub Zero looked like an overprotected biker.
Another problem that comes up if we are looking towards the future is: both of the Sub Zero Brothers are dead at this point in time, it will be a pity not seeing a Lin Kuei ninja in Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 3

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Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Bad Ass Scorpion

Kitana and Mileena

Mileena and Kitana origins story was very short and straight to the point no nonsense in the middle although they could have invested more time in Kitana prior to switching sides. the scene with the old man revealing to Kitana who her real father is was not enough. 

The fight scene Mileena Vs. Kitana was good. Both girls are not great actresses but Kevin Tancharoen managed to shift the focus to the fight between itself where the twins performed a lot better and got a good final result in the end, the fatality in the end looked great.

Striker and Johnny Cage

Kurtis Striker and Johnny Cage were practically misused in Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2.

Johnny Cage

Let’s ignore the fact that in Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 1 Johnny Cage character was played by a different actor and was killed. Picking Casper Van Dien as the new Johnny Cage was a good move but his fighting performance in Legacy Season 2 was not something Johnny Cage fans were waiting for: running away from Kitana is not a good move (although the entire scene was somehow funny) his short fight with Liu Kang was somehow a refreshing site but it didn’t highlight non of Johnny Cage's legendary speed light moves. Lui Kang saying Cage is pretty good without Cage showcasing none of his true potential made Cage look pathetic and doesn’t cut it. It’s more of an insult to the fans.

Kurtis Striker

This is one of the only important characters that didn’t even get an origins back story in season 2. This is very strange because Kurtis Striker didn’t appear in season 1 and we know nothing about him, and why he is in the tournament. The fight scene between Striker and Liu Kang was pretty cool but again it was very short.

Kung Lao and Liu Kang

What I loved about season one was: most of the characters received more or less of a same amount of screen time. When Scorpion’s origin story is showcased as the main plot line. At that point Mortal Kombat Legacy differentiated itself from the flashy Mortal Kombat movies from the 90's and shifted the focus from Lui Kang to the truly popular characters in the games: the Shirai Ryu and Lin Kuei ninjas - Scorpion and Sub Zero. In season 2 the focus shifted back to Liu Kang, the dark side of Liu Kang.

Everything that got to do with Kung Lao and Liu Kang seem to be getting a lot of screen time too much screen time in my opinion. The problem with their scenes were that they focused a lot on the melodramatic events that had to do with Liu Kang and what pushed him to switch sides in the end.
Kung Lao was practically wasted in this Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2. Mark Dacascos was and still is one of the greatest on screen martial artists; he is perfect for mortal Kombat no matter what character would have chosen for him. Dacascos playing Kung Lao was brilliant but the problem was that he didn’t even have an opportunity to fight and showcase what he can do.

The fact that the Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 ended on the cliff hanger when Kung Lao and Liu Kang are preparing for a massive showdown was great on one hand but so frustrating on the other.  We didn’t get to see the fight itself and we will have to wait for Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 3 or the Mortal Kombat movie reboot whatever comes out first.

Considering the small budget this internet Show had its amazing what Kevin Tancharoen managed to do with the Mortal Kombat franchise. The side switch of Lui Kang was something surprising that nobody expected. Another interesting aspect was how in Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 1 Scorpion appeared as if he is on the side of the earth realm while in season 2 he fights for the other side.

This show is recommended to everyone not only gamers or martial arts fans. This show is a proof that great things can be made with a tiny budgets, you just need to care for the product.

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 Online 

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 1 DVD

Mortal Kombat: Legacy [Blu-ray]  

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  1. What is that? Some sort of kung fu gamer thing? ;-)

  2. Exactly :)
    The game was very popular in the 90's so where the movies that followed. although they were towards more to children this internet show directed more towards the mature audience