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Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind 4K UHD Review

“Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” continues the hot streak of this animated film series.

“Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind” is an R-rated animated feature follow-up to ‘Scorpion’s Revenge’ and ‘Battle of the Realms.’ In this entry, the Earthrealm Wasteland has been largely taken over by the Black Dragon clan led by King Kano. Shang Tsung, who is now working under Kano, is plotting a move against him to regain power. As bleak as things might seem, there is a glimmer of hope with Kenshi- a strong warrior who becomes blinded and left for dead, but finds a magic sword which may hold the key to Kano’s defeat. Kenshi, however, is in need of training in his new state and receives tutelage under a reclusive hermit who turns out to be Sub-Zero AKA Kuai Liang.

For those who are hoping for a Mortal Kombat story revolving around a tournament, you don’t get that here. Even without a tournament, there is no shortage of action here as this Rick Morales directed film is filled with violent fights involving gore, chopped off limbs (and heads), sliced bodies, power usage, and many, many, many deaths. But enough about the action. How does the narrative play out? The story itself is very much a Mad Max inspired apocalyptic-ish story of an oppressive clan taking over one town at a time. Only the heroes stand in the way of King Kano’s reign. Sure, you can see where it’s all headed, but it’s refreshing to see a different type of Mortal Kombat story. In fact, the MK Legends series has been very consistent at delivering grander stories that focus on characters both new and old. It remains to be seen if another installment is in the works, but if there is one, you can be sure it will be well worth watching assuming the same creative team is involved (namely writer Jeremy Adams who has penned all 3 films).

Once again, the animation work is top notch here. The animators really go all out in delivering intense fight sequences that continually deliver creative and gruesome deaths that look and feel reminiscent of the video games. The world building here is also stellar as the environments really paint a picture of the dark world the characters inhabit.


Presentation: 1.78:1 2160p. How does it look? The animation shines in 2160p.

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. How does it sound? For those hoping for a lively 5.1 track, you certainly get that.

* Digital copy
* Blu-ray
* Commentary by director Rick Morales and writer Jeremy Adams on the Blu-ray and 4K.
* 2 deleted animatics
* “Adapting Evil: Building The Black Dragon Clan”- A featurette on the characters. Animatics, art, video game footage, and discussions about the characters are included.
* “Kenshi: From The Video Game To Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind”- A featurette on the lead character of this movie.

October 12, 2022 - Posted by | 4K UHD Review | , , , , ,

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