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Yet another adaptation that made me wonder why it was so thoroughly mediocre. Granted it wasn't has horrible as Max Payne, which came out around the same time and really was unwatchable shite. Both of them seem like they should be easy given the source material, though - one's Aladdin and the other's a gritty detective noir, it's not like this is unexplored territory for Hollywood. I wasn't expecting that much, but they failed anyway, and that's just slightly pathetic, somehow.
I have a soft spot for the first Mortal Kombat, it wasn't that great as kung fu movies go but I've watched plenty worse.
All good points. It's a bit like the Hitchhiker's Guide movie, in that both films would likewise be doomed to failure, but I'd still be curious to see what Abrams would do with either, with a decent budget.