Awesomeness, specifically. Now, based on that original trailer, I still have pretty decent hopes the series will show off some cool reinterpretations of MK characters and have some awesome, hopefully viciously gory fights. But this teaser clip for the actual webseries? This is neither awesome nor gory. It’s just a mediocre, choreographed fight between two guys with a knife and gun. I’m not a fan of the Mortal Kombat games, but I know what Mortal Kombat’s supposed to be — and this isn’t it. Maybe their eyes get knocked out and the hearts removed in the part after the clip. For the Mortal Kombat webseries’ sake, I certainly hope so. (Via /Film)
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