Mortal Kombat fatalities aren’t necessarily the most anatomically realistic maneuvers to begin with, but it’s one thing to see them enacted in animated pixels, and another to see them enacted with full-on, live-action gore – something the movies have never touched.
But let’s say that instead of big-budget adaptations, a young Peter Jackson had been hired to make a Mortal Kombat flick in his backyard, right around the Dead Alive period. It might have looked something like this… (probably NSFW)
Luke Y. Thompson has been writing professionally about movies and pop-culture since 1999, and has also been an actor in some extremely cheap culty and horror movies you will probably never hear much about (he is nonetheless mostly proud of them, as he met his wife on one). As editor of The Robot's Voice since 2012, he can take the blame for the majority of the site's content, all of which he creates because he loves you very, very much. (Although he loves nachos more. Sorry.)
Prior to TRV, Luke wrote for publications that include the New Times LA, Los Angeles CityBeat, E! Online, OC Weekly, Geekweek, GeekChicDaily, The L.A. Times, The Village Voice, LA Weekly, and Nerdist