Hey, guys. It’s Naj. It’s been a while since I wrote an article and I’ve missed you guys but as you can see, I’m back and boy, do I have some things to say about Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2. If you’re like me, you’ve enjoyed the first season of Mortal Kombat Legacy and patiently waited for the second season.
Well, wait no further… for IT HAS BEGUN! * Yes, Cary actually says that in this season *
Kevin Tancharoen * I’m praying I spelled that right * has finally completed and released the entire second season of Mortal Kombat Legacy (MKL) on youtube yesterday, September 26, 2013.
That’s right! No more waiting until next week. No more dying a little inside from suspense as each day passes by.
Wait… that’s just me? -_-
But moving on, the second season kicks off with MK’s very own iconic Bruce Lee-esque protagonist Liu Kang.
Now I don’t know about the rest of you but I find Liu more interesting as a dark anti hero, as it fits his character very well. You’ll see a side of Liu that has never been seen before but very believable due to his romantic history with Princess Kitana in the original canon.
The story picks up at a seedy Macao bar, where our fallen hero has had one too many and starts a fight with a gang.. over a song. A song? Come on, Liu! You beat Goro in your past life! WTH?!
In a drunken rage, Liu decimates most of the gang but finds the tables turned against him when the one of them pins him to the pool table but proceeds to beat the snot out of him. Who should come to his rescue but the razor hat sporting Shaolin monk Jimmy Lee… I mean, Kung Lao. After a lecture and an attempt to reconcile with Liu, Kung finds that Liu may just be a lost cause and sadly leaves to prepare of the tournament.
I’ll bet that none of you would have seen this coming in a million years but it looks like dear old Liu is fighting for Outworld now. Boy, has he fallen to the dark side. Not only that but now Liu must face his former Shaolin buddy in a fight to the death! Can Kung Lao save his old friend before it’s too late?
Next up, we take it all the way back to 1199, where you’ll see the Quantum Ranger Eric Myers… I mean Kenshi * man, I’m bad at this lol *, cut a few unsuspecting thugs into sashimi to save an elderly mystic, who I personally believe to be Shang Tsung instead. As a token of gratitude, the mystic tells Kenshi of the Sword of Sento, a mystic sword that can cut through anything and Ermac, the soul absorbing entity who protects it. According to legend, Ermac has defeated and devoured the souls of every swordsman who dared challenge him for the legendary sword. Motivated to precede his predecessors, Kenshi finds the location of the sword and challenges Ermac, losing his eyes in the process.
Fast forward to modern times * somehow. I’m done asking questions *. Kenshi finds himself in the battlefield and who should appear but the very being who robbed him of his sight. Will Kenshi finally end Ermac’s win streak?
As we move on, the story explores the strained relationship between twin Outworld princesses Kitana and Mileena. As time goes on, Kitana begins to wonder if that old man in the forest was telling the truth and if he was, what’s really going on?
While the twin assassins watch Kenshi and Ermac go at it, Tarzan… er… Johnny Cage * oops. There I go again ) * has the misfortune of running into them. Mileena sees this as an opportunity to get rid of one of Earthrealm’s warriors.
Just as things seem to be looking gloomy for our overpaid actor, Kitana has an attack of conscious and defends Cage as she finally comes to the conclusion that Kahn and Mileena aren’t her family and faces off against the Tarkattan clone. Which twin will walk away with their pride… and her head?
All that and more next time on MKL Season 2…
But seriously, the story is awesome. I have to give Tancharoen his props on revising the MK plot but there are two things that I don’t like.
1: The Fight Choreography. While it’s not horrible, it leaves something to be desired * but even if it was good, Casper Van Dien can’t fight to save his life. No pun intended *. I don’t get it. He couldn’t get a big enough budget to hire a great choreographer? Like Yuen Woo Ping? Donnie Yen? Sammo Hung? Heck, Billy Blanks? Somebody?
2: Sub Zero. Why… Why? I won’t get too much into details about it but Kuai Luang was done poorly in my opinion. As with Liu, you’ll seen our frosty ninja in a way that you’ve never seen him before… and not in a good way. Sorry, Sub fans.
Nevertheless, I enjoyed this season and I have no doubt in my mind that you, the reader, will enjoy it just the same. That said, I’m gonna wrap this post up and watch it again
Check out Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 2 by clicking the vid below! And don’t forget to click the link in the vid description to go to the next episode!
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