Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge is yet another slightly modified retelling of the events that take place in the original Mortal Kombat, this time in a 2D animated format similar to other WB animations such as the DCAU.
We once again see our original heroes from Earthrealm come together under Raiden's guidance, as the last hope for their world to remain separate from Outworld and out of Shao Khan's tyrannical rule. But the centerpiece of this movie lies elsewhere, as the title suggests, focusing heavily on one of the most recognizable characters of the franchise.
Mortal Kombat fans know how Scorpion is more than the powerful, hellish ninja we can play as or see in the games. Once a human man, Hanzo Hasashi is now a tortured revenant raised by the powers of the Netherealm, seeking vengeance against Sub-Zero, the man responsible for the slaughter of his family and clan, the Shirai Ryu.
The movie exposes this backstory to more general audiences while also bringing the shock, gore, and violence that the franchise is known for, giving us many amazing moments, whether reimagined or never seen before.