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Feature: The 'Mortal Kombat' movie franchise

Mortal Kombat presented a genre defining amount of detail such as characters such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero and Raiden, stomach churning violence, outrageous attack moves and the photo-realism of using actors and stunt performers to motion capture the characters where possible.

But no successful gaming franchise can evade a lucrative turn in Hollywood. Be it a sequel spawning Resident Evil, an A-list leading Tomb Raider or an animated The Angry Birds Movie, the market is there for video game adaptations, but they very rarely deliver expectations. Mortal Kombat was only the fourth major cinematic adaptation of a video game, following 1992s Super Mario Bros. and 1994s combo of Double Dragon and Street Fighter: The Ultimate Battle...

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