Video game fans are probably one of the hardest groups to please. Last year, when the Mortal Kombat Rebirth trailer came out, fans where out of their skin and wanting more from director/creator Kevin Tancharoen and his crazy adaptation of the classic gaming universe.
Now that Warner Bros and Machinima have brought that world to the internet in a weekly webseries titled Mortal Kombat: Legacy, that initial group of fans has been split. One side loves everything Tancharoen is doing with the universe, in rebooting each of the characters and their origins. The other, however, is more than outraged at how Tancharoen is “bastardizing their childhoods” with his changes.
In the latest episode, we get a preface explaining the world. Let’s see if this makes a difference to the haters. Here’s the synopsis.
The following episode represents director Kevin Tancharoen’s “different take on the Mortal Kombat universe,” combining the perfect amount of gritty realism mixed with a hint of mysticism… When Lord Raiden, God of Thunder and protector of Earth, finds himself in an earthly mental institution in the year 2011, his ‘delusions’ are treated with some rather primitive forms of therapy (involving an ECT machine and an ice pick).
Nonetheless, Blue, his beautiful, fragile yet insane fellow inmate, is Raiden’s only hope of escaping the mental hospital and making his way to the Mortal Kombat tournament to defend Earthrealm from Shao Khan.
Things definitely get dark in this episode. Check it out after the jump.