Mortal Kombat Director Promises On-Screen Fatalities Are More Than Just Fan Service

Mortal Kombat Director Promises On-Screen Fatalities Are More Than Just Fan Service
Fans of the Mortal Kombat video game series have long dreamed of a movie adaptation that does justice to the series' ultra-violent aesthetic. The Mortal Kombat trailer seems ripped straight from those dreams, featuring one bloody fight after another, and even versions of the infamous "fatalities" that have long differentiated Mortal Kombat games from other brawlers. In an interview with IGN, director Simon McQuoid explained that the fatalities actually service the fight scenes instead of being pure fan service.

"The Fatalities were always in from the get-go, there was never any question from anyone at all. There was no resistance from the studio. They wanted them, I wanted them. There's a fatality from Kano, he ripped someone's heart out. But what was important to me was that even when the Fatalities arrived, we couldn't just do a Fatality and have it mean nothing. ... It actually becomes an important ingredient in
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