10 Insultingly Bad Video Game Movie Characters

9. Mortal Kombat

Super Mario Goombas
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Mortal Kombat is a gritty, gory, messed up fighter than made everyone's parents faint when it first came out. It's rad, rocking, and still going strong. Then there's the movie.

Mortal Kombat is possibly the most famous video game movie ever made (we'll get to the other possibility in a minute) but every single design in the entire film is ludicrious. The majority of the characters don't look like amazing, superpowered fighters, but the employees at a J Crew. None of them would look out of place in the background of a Starbucks.

The only designs that you can match to their originals as Sub Zero and Scorpion which, to be fair, are the coolest characters in the whole series.

We're not attempting to attack this movie. It's a weird, goofy thrill ride. But it looks like the creators saw the character select screen for the game, looked at a Sears catalog, and decided to base the character designs on the latter.


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