Posted by gsquat
Upon looking into this I think they're going to do it right.
Come on, do you honestly believe that with the popularity of the anime (with the younger kids) the producers or studio will allow an A or R rated film with a dark plot? No friggin' way. Look at what happened to Alien vs. Predator.
I thought when Mortal Kombat came out it had so much potential to be a grusome movie. You would think that a video game, whose main premise was brutal violence, would follow suit in a film. Instead it was made to target kids that have outgrown Power Rangers. Street Fighter was the same.
The thing is, you take a game or anime with a good story and the movie is lazy because the game already provides the plot/story. Then the movie is either redundant or shallow. You take a game with little or no plot and the movie just tries to live up to that standard, which is low.
Mark my words, this movie will either come off as offering nothing that the game doesn't, with or without it looking like it is borrowing elements from other films whilst set to the tone of a game/anime. Some concepts or stories work well animated and some live action. Hell, even the animatrix sucked ass.