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Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms 4K UHD Review

“Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms” is action-packed.

In this sequel to “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge,” Shao Kahn and his Outworld minions are attempting to wipe out Earthrealm in battle, but the war is halted after a final tournament between the 2 realms is proposed. Elsewhere in the story, Shinnok is hoping to capture Scorpion as he possesses a key to unlock something that could spell doom for all of the realms (no spoilers as to what that is).

Between the shockingly good “Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge” and the highly entertaining live-action 2021 “Mortal Kombat,” it’s a great time to be a MK fan. With “Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle Of The Realms” now being added into the mix, the good times keep on coming. 

If you were a fan of ‘Scorpion’s Revenge,’ director Ethan Spaulding’s ‘Battle Of The Realms” is a perfect follow-up. Not only is this animated feature jam packed with action, but it’s also crammed with a high stakes story and characters. There’s a lot going on here in the mere 80 minute runtime and there’s never a dull moment to be had here. From a story perspective, you have the tournament (and other battles) taking place so you get that fighting itch scratched. Viewers can expect plenty of gore, blood, flying limbs, exploding heads, bones being shattered and so on in that department along with appearances by a host of characters like Jax, Johnny Cage, Sonya Blade, Kung Lao, Reiko, Kitana, Cyrax and tons more. 

Elsewhere in the story, writer Jeremy Adams rewards fans by further exploring the mythology and characters by delving into the Gods, cybernetics, the Netherrealm, the dynamic between Scorpion and the new Sub-Zero, Raiden’s newfound mortality, and Liu Kang becoming a key figure. Speaking of Kang, this is very much his movie. Again, I won’t spoil why that is, but let’s just say he levels up.

On the subject of the characters, there’s some fantastic voice acting on display. First and foremost, Joel McHale steals the movie as Johnny Cage. Give Cage his own Legends movie, please. Other standouts include Jordan Rodrigues as Liu Kang, Grey Griffin as Kitana (and others), and Patrick Seitz as Scorpion.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 2160p. How does it look? The above average animation shines on 4K.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? This 5.1 track is nothing short of lively given how much action is in this movie.

Extras (on the Blu-ray):
* Blu-ray copy
* Digital copy
* “Kombat Gags: Gag Reel”- Voice acting gag reel
* “Voices Of Kombat”- Voice actor featurette
* “The Good And The Dragon: Battling For Earthrealm”- 7 minute featurette about the story of this sequel. Cast and crew interviews are included.
* Commentary by writer Jeremy Adams and producer Rick Morales.

August 31, 2021 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , , , ,

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