I got the chance to watch the third installment of the Mortal Kombat Legends series, Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind, and I actually enjoyed it! When it comes to these films I already know to expect the unexpected, I do have a nitpik or two about the film, but I’ll try to keep it spoiler-free as possible. Enjoy the rest of the review!
Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind a young and cocky Kenshi Takahashi who has great talent but is undisciplined. Kano and the Black Dragon has been going town to town attacking villages and forcing them to join the clan. Kenshi confronts Kano and the clan, but he was outmatched which causes him to lose his confidence and his eyesight. When all hope felt lost, Kuai Liang finds Kenshi and trains him to become a better fighter and warrior. It’s up Kenshi to stop Kano and the Black Dragon from terrorizing Earthrealm.
As a long time Mortal Kombat fan who is familiar with a lot of the lore, I thought the story was fun. I enjoyed this Mad Max kind of direction they went with the film, and how they wrote Kenshi’s story. I was impressed how Kano, Shang Tsung, and Sub-Zero was written as well. Also, the pacing in the film is a lot better than Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms, so that’s a plus in my book.
I honestly have nothing bad to say about the story since all three films had it’s own take on the MK lore. We do get a lot of cool moments in the film, especially in the third act. Speaking of the third act, which I have my nitpick on, I was a bit mixed. The film pulls an element from MK 11 regarding Kronika’s hourglass, and as cool it was to see, I don’t think it was needed but that’s me. Overall, very solid writing for Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind has a solid cast all around. Manny Jacinto as a young Kenshi Takahashi was a nice take on the character, Ron Yuan sounded great as an older Kuai Liang, and I was also a fan of David Wenham’s Kano (I’m not a Kano main but he’s one of my favorites). The film has a lot of very solid casting for the characters.
The animation, just like the first two, were great. I enjoyed a lot of the fight scenes in the film, and thought were well done. I also enjoy a lot of different ways the film doesn’t hold back regarding kills. Also, I did love alot of design choices the film goes for regarding the characters. Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is just a good looking film overall.
When it comes to the score, it doesn’t disappoint. The film sounded good throughout from beginning to end. I like a lot of choices and direction they used the music in the film, it just meshes well.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Snow Blind is my second favorite out of the three Mortal Kombat Legends films. Good pacing, solid writing, great action, and awesome gore scenes (as it should since it’s MK). I could honestly see this series going on longer, and I’m all up for it! The film does not disappoint one bit.
I recommend the film, especially if you’re an MK fan and want to see how the film tackle certain story beats.