September 27, 2013
Get Over Here…And Check Out Season Two of Mortal Kombat: Legacy
Warner Brothers Digital released the entire second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, the web series that spawned from the film pitch Mortal Kombat: Rebirth. Mortal Kombat: Legacy is directed and co-written by Kevin Tancharoen, who developed and directed the film pitch. Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 spans 10 episodes culminating in over an hour and half worth of fun entertainment. The second season is more of a straight narrative, versus the segmented first season. This season we see the inclusion of Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kenshi, and Ermac. There were some casting drops and pick ups. Michael Jai White and Jeri Ryan did not return due to scheduling conflicts, Johnny Cage, Raiden, and Mileena all had actor changes as well. Casper Van Dien made a better Johnny Cage from a dialog standpoint, at least in my opinion. The best move and the highlight of season two has to be the triple threat of Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Shang Tsung. Liu Kang is handled very differently and is played by Brian Tee (Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift Fame), and I like the change. Liu is a bit more brooding, but makes his fight for the tournament more interesting than just he is the chosen one from Earthrealm. Kung Lao is handled by the awesome Mark Dacascos (Iron Chef and Double Dragon fame) and is a great counter piece to the brooding Liu Kang. Returning to the role of Shang Tsung after a 18 year absence is Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who still owns the role. This season is a step up and in my opinion, more entertaining than the last season, though I did enjoy it. The only complaint I have is the run time, all ten episodes cap out at hour and thirty eight minutes. With a third season planned, I am curious where this series will head next, and hope a third season comes sooner than later. You can watch the first episode below and you can watch the entire series here on Machinima’s YouTube channel.