I saw Mortal Kombat on HBO Max. I was waiting for a tournament and it didn't have one. I guess if this one is popular and sequels are made then a tournament will happen. Probably not going to happen.
What a disappointment. The 1995 movie is so much better, thanks to the performance of Christopher Lambert and Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa. Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa defined Shang "Your Soul is Mine" Tsung, that subsequent video games based Shang Tsung off his interpretation.
The similar event in the new movie can be described as so feeble.
The saving grace in the 2021 movie is Joe Taslim who does Sub Zero. Hiroyuki Sanada is miscast here. He should have been Shang Tsung. You have to take the most senior and best actor in your entire cast to play the villain, and give him the best lines of the movie.
Has anybody seen "Nomadland"? Our morning radio commentator reckons it's an example of "wokeness"gone mad.
Sorry for the confusion, I think the radio commentator was referring to the film winning the "best picture"category.I've seen it. It was ok. It probably didn't deserve to win five million Academy awards, but that's just bandwagoning that has happened many times before and will no doubt happen in future and isn't worth getting worked up about either. Your radio commentator has a rather strange take on it if you ask me. The criticism I've read has been about how the film indulges in a personal examination of an atypical main character rather than engaging with the broader issues that have led to the emergence of this "nomad" class and the realities of their employment and the precarity of their existence. The film's depiction of working in an Amazon warehouse in particular has come in for criticism (they received permission to film in an actual Amazon warehouse, which no doubt came with a bunch of clauses about the subsequent content of the film). In its harshest form this line of criticism accuses the film of indulging in a particular brand of American mythology, casting these nomads as a new generation of rootless "cowboys", portraying this life as more or less a wilful exercise in self-determination while excusing the society that has failed these people and the corporations that prey on them as a source of disposable labour.