Mortal Kombat: Legacy continues with its third action-packed episode, spotlighting the one and only shades-sporting, shadow-kicking icon, Johnny Cage (Matt Mullins.)
In somewhat of a radical turn from the grit, gore and torture of the first two episodes, we get a glimpse into the life of Cage, who, in this series is portrayed as a former big time TV star who had failed to make the transition to movies.
At this point, he's desperate in his attempt to sell some pseudo-reality show to some slimy producers where he beats up hired street thugs. However, it seems that someone far more powerful appears impressed.
Check out the action below.
WARNING: Some profanity is present. Not much, but enough to get little Ralphie some Lifebuoy stuck in his mouth.
This episode allowed the series to broaden its horizons a bit and was effective in making Cage a sympathetic hero.
For the first time, Johnny proves that he's not just some ball-punching, egomaniacal douche when the sleazy producer sends him packing, only to steal his concepts. He finally lets loose and makes you appreciate the character in a whole new way. (Especially since he went out like a punk in the crime against humanity that was Mortal Kombat: Annhilation.)
And just when you think that the story was straying too far from the mythos, time and space itself suddenly stops, and the one and only sinister shapeshifting sorcerer Shang Tsung (Johnson Phan) makes his first appearance. It is then you realize "oh, right, this is Mortal Kombat."