When Mortal Kombat started hitting arcades, and then consoles, in the early 90s, part of the visceral thrill was all that computer generated gore, and the super-human ability to deliver such carnage by the various fighters. As the series has expanded, so has the game designers’ ability to render more and more grisly violence, but in the back of your head it’s still all done in computers were the blood is, for all intents and purposes, non-existent. So what if you could experience all those graphic fight scenes as if they were truly as blood-filled and disgusting as they would be in real life? Do you like gore? You better if you press play on this video.
The comedic short was produced by RackaRacka duo Danny & Michael Philippou who call themselves “Wannabe Film-makers on a rampage!” Well, the rampage part is certainly true in this video where a light-hearted discussion about the realism of Mortal Kombat’s digital violence turns into a mass murder that would make even the Manson Family say, “That’s too much.” Don’t beleive me? Press play and check it out for yourself.
Try playing Mortal Kombat now. Or eating lunch for that matter.
As for the artistry of the piece, bravo! I almost feel like these are the guys that should have been hired to make the Deadpool movie with the combination of gross-out gore, the comedic notes and the over-the-top tone. Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to play some video games. Or throw up.
Category: Nerd Culture