A new Mortal Kombat movie is set to release in January of 2021. Little is known about the project, but it is guaranteed an R-rating and the casting of Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero has fans optimistic. At the very least, it will be an improvement upon the disaster everyone knows as Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, though it may even beat out Paul W.S. Anderson’s fun 1995 romp.
To get fans excited for the new release, the following list showcases the ten funniest memes revolving around the first two Mortal Kombat films. The games are only mentioned if they are in comparison to the live-action features.
10 Sounds About Right
This is as deep as the movie gets. Sindel’s telling her daughter about her impending death reflects the wishes of the audience to leave the screening room as soon as possible. It also made for one of the most iconic lines in the heavily maligned feature.
Words cannot describe just how incredibly awkward and uncomfortable Mortal Kombat: Annihilation really is. The only way to really understand is to watch it for one’s self. It may be a miserable time, but living through it makes one stronger.
9 Worst Boss Ever
Imagine having a boss like Shang Tsung. First, he breaks all the rules and then intercepts the HR complaint and throws it right into the garbage.
Don’t think about circumventing the middle man, either. Going straight to the source for an in-person complaint may appear to work, but the camera stays on the head of HR just long enough to reveal it was the warlock all along doing one of his shapeshifting routines. All efforts are futile, and it is ultimately recommended to find a different job.
8 That’s Actually Uncanny
Henry Cavill’s look as Geralt of Rivia in Netflix’s Witcher series perhaps takes a few cues from the iconic Mortal Kombat character. If Cavill wanted in on the part, it would be too late, since the shoes are already filled by Tadanobu Asano, who most recognize as Hogun from the Thor movies.
Still, Cavill is in tip-top shape and could definitely fit in somewhere among the franchise’s large and varied roster. Perhaps he could be Stryker or Kabal, assuming Cavill doesn’t mind wearing a mask.
7 Should Have Thought That One Through
The incomparable James Remar took over for Christopher Lambert in the Mortal Kombat movie sequel. While a phenomenal actor, the role never seemed right for him.
Then again, nothing about Mortal Kombat: Annihilation feels right, just like the god’s decision to give up his powers and immediately die in battle. Fortunately, Remar has seen some increased appreciation in recent years, thanks in large part to his roles in recent Quentin Tarantino movies.
6 Sound Relationship Advice
Who better to take relationship tips from than a wanted criminal with a metal plate in his face? Kano appears to be a trustworthy fellow who knows how to win a woman’s heart honestly.
Sonya Blade doesn’t fall for any of it, however, as audiences see in the first Mortal Kombat film when she beats the tar out of Kano and snaps his neck with her legs. As far as rejections go, it is on the more painful end of the spectrum.
5 Don Corleone Does Not Approve
Redesigns are always tough. How does one change the look of a character while keeping their heart and soul? Most of the new looks in Mortal Kombat 11 are solid, but Don Vito Corleone from The Godfather disapproves of Sonya’s design. Either that or he is so infatuated with the movie, he cannot see anybody else in the character’s shoes.
Bridgette Wilson-Sampras pulled off an impressive performance in the 1995 feature. It is a shame they could not get her back for the sequel, though it was probably a good thing for her career.
4 God Works In Mysterious Ways
The above picture proves no one is beyond redemption. Even an evil warlock who tried to take over Earthrealm for millennia can be saved. If Shang Tsung can overcome his evil ways, then anyone can beat out their vices and see the light.
Of course, the picture on this right is not actually Shang Tsung, but it is the actor who plays him, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. Tagawa converted to Orthodox Christianity and acquired Russian citizenship in these last few years. He found the religion while extensively studying for a role in a Russian film in 2015.
3 Still Looks Pretty Powerful To Us
If Shang Tsung had been on Middle-earth, The Lord of the Rings would have turned out differently. By the end, all the heroes would have been toast and Sauron would be running for the hills as the Mortal Kombat sorcerer ruled over everything in the world.
Without Liu Kang and the other heroes to stop him, Shang Tsung’s power would be limitless. A sad ending for sure, but still a wildly entertaining read. Seeing the villain win is sometimes satisfying.
2 Probably Won’t Be A Flawless Victory
Jobs requiring more than the regular eight-hour workday are tough. Nurses and bus drivers are two occupations that come to mind, and both of them are hard endurance runs only capable by those with the patience of saints.
By the third day of a working week, one is fighting their own personal Mortal Kombat match against frustration and fatigue. While they make it through by the skin of their teeth, it certainly wasn’t a flawless victory. One major difference between the game and life is the wish to avoid fatalities at any cost.
1 Because We Were Gift Shopping
Standard practice calls for the deletion of phone history every once in a while, especially right before someone asks to use it. This is because we were just gift shopping and wouldn’t want people to see what presents they might receive on the next holiday.
It absolutely wasn’t for anything nefarious or what might be considered NSFW. In fact, it’s hard to even imagine other possibilities one may be thinking about in their heads. Maybe running numbers?
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