Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 8 – Scorpion & Sub Zero (Part 2)

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Mortal Kombat Legacy Episodes Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 8 – Scorpion & Sub Zero (Part 2)

Director Kevin Tancharoen has found some solid momentum in the final episodes of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. His Mortal Kombat: Rebirth-esque Raiden episode drew mostly positive reactions from fans – despite a number of liberties that may have been difficult for MK purists to swallow.

Then, one week later Mortal Kombat: Legacy returned with arguably the most highly-anticipated episode of the series (rivaled only by the premier), part one of the iconic battle between Sub-Zero and Scorpion. Now we’re getting a look at part two.

While some fans may have been a bit let-down by the lack of action in last week’s episode, part one of the Scorpion versus Sub-Zero plotline, there’s not doubt that the two fan-favorite characters looked great – delivering on the earlier teaser images (which featured Scorpion walking in the forest and Sub-Zero in a pre-fight stance). Additionally, despite a heavy-reliance on subtitling (which was apparently off-putting to some viewers), the episode successfully presented the origin of the pair’s iconic rivalry – while staying true to each character’s portrayal in the MK canon.

This week, viewers are treated to the aftermath of that rivalry. Check out Mortal Kombat: Legacy Episode 8 below:

Fans will undoubtedly be excited for the events portrayed in episode eight of the series – as the installment picks-up right where the prior one left-off and finally delivers the long-awaited fight between the two rival assassins (as well as a surprise cameo).

Some die-hard fans of the game series will fault Tancharoen for some of the liberties he’s taken in Mortal Kombat: Legacy but it’d be difficult to question the director’s passion and reverence for the MK characters. No matter which fan-favorite fighter you prefer, both characters get some serious time to shine this round.

While Tancharoen may have felt most at home in the gritty real-world setting of the Jax, Sonya, and Kano episodes as well as the recent Raiden-centric story, there’s no denying that the director also delivers in this genre sample – with an entertaining nod to modern Japanese filmmaking. Certainly some of the styles that Tancharoen has tried-out in the series run were more successful than others – but, if nothing else, he’s definitely given his audience an interesting set of lenses through-which to view the franchise.

Will episodes 9 and 10 (featuring cyber-initiative ninjas Cyrax and Sektor), the last pairing in season one of the series, be Tancharoen’s Michael Bay-esque action-finale?

As an added bonus, be sure to check out the satirical feature “Mortal Kombat: How It Should Have Ended” uploaded at Machinima. Let’s just hope Tancharoen manages to tie-up season one of Mortal Kombat: Legacy better than this:

Until the next Mortal Kombat: Legacy installment airs, if you’re new to webseries, head over to the Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season One YouTube page to get caught up – then check out our coverage, and analysis, of prior episodes:

Follow me on Twitter @benkendrick and let us know what you thought of the episode.

New Mortal Kombat: Legacy episodes debut at midnight PST every Monday night.

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  1. For all those complaining about the special effects & stuff like that need to look at it this way, it’s a web series which means the budget would be close to that of a SiFi channel movie. As far as story & appearences it’s basically on point, unless your looking for over the top campy story telling & action, with even worse special effects. Yea that’s all fine & dandy for a game but this is a show. I’m looking at this the same way that I looked at “The Dark Knight”, with an open mind. Yes there will be changes, yes not everything will be perfect, but the point of this is to bring a more realality based & grounded approach to 1 of our favorite games. Now for those who are still being sceptical about this I invite you to save your cash, buy the proper equipment & technology needed, & do it yourselves. Other wise shut the hell up & watch what is already provided for you or don’t watch it at all. Good day!!

  2. You can’t expect a MK reboot to follow every storyline exactly and match up every actor with their part perfectly (be it looks, accent, powers, whatever). Personally, I think these webisodes rock. Has anyone seen the movies? The first one was decent, but the 2nd one sucked hard. Not to mention the horrible TV show that had like 3 episodes. The choreography might not be on par with “Dark Knight” but there’s at least a 200 million dollar budget difference. Kevin T’s done a great job with what he’s got, and it was his innovation and vision that got this series this far. Personally, I hope someone hires him to do a full on TV show or at least 2 movies.

    • see this guy get’s it!!

  3. Eh these were a bit better than the previous but still not good. Scorpions mask looks terrible, Quan Chi was in no way an intimidating presence be it physically or vocally, Shang Tsung looks like a little punk. Fight was decent but nothing spectacular, These are on par with fan made shorts imo, Actually ive seen many fan made shorts that blow these out of the water be it thru acting, visuals or casting likenesses. Not impressed.

  4. Quan Chi looked like “Boner” from growing pains in cheap Dollar Tree Halloween paint. Like I said, Scorpion looked like a poor mans Oscar De La Hoya. You know what, it reminded me of a cut scene from the game Sub-Zero: Mythologies.

  5. Where’s episode 9 at are they gonna show it after all?

    • Episode 9 and 10 are being saved fro Comic Con In July :(((((


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