The following episode represents director Kevin Tancharoen’s “different take on the Mortal Kombat universe,” combining the perfect amount of gritty realism mixed with a hint of mysticism… When Lord Raiden, God of Thunder and protector of Earth, finds himself in an earthly mental institution in the year 2011, his ‘delusions’ are treated with some rather primitive forms of therapy (involving an ECT machine and an ice pick). Nonetheless, Blue, his beautiful, fragile yet insane fellow inmate, is Raiden’s only hope of escaping the mental hospital and making his way to the Mortal Kombat tournament to defend Earthrealm from Shao Khan.
The first thing everybody complained about (including me) is how come Raiden didn’t just fly away, he’s done it a million times before, so I expected him to be able to do that much.
From the looks of things he needed a recharge, but it also seems he can’t control his landings, no wonder he landed on his face at the beginning of the clip.
The guy didn’t look much like Raiden though, unless the director was going for the Annihilation look o_O…
I wonder who’s gonna be next, since they did Raiden they might as well throw in Shang Tsung now.