The season finale of Kevin Tanchareon’s Mortal Kombat web series debuted this weekend at Comic-Con. The final episode (the 9th in the series thus far,) was released yesterday on YouTube, coming nearly two months after the previous episode, a strange delay considering the series was getting a new episode on a weekly basis up until episode 9.
The season finale was not a 30-minute long spectacular, nor was it any different from previous episodes, it was just another origin story. An origin story for two characters who are not even center pieces to the Mortal Kombat franchise as Sub-Zero, Scorpion, or Raiden are. Episode 9 focused on Cyrax and Sektor, two androids.
Serving as another origin story, episode 9’s fight scene between Cyrax, Sektor, and Hydro was the highlight of the episode. What I found strange about the fight scene was that I found myself rooting for Hydro, rather than Cyrax or Sektor. Hydro seemed much cooler and a better fighter overall.
Overall, I was disappointed by the season finale. I expected to get more than just a bunch of origin stories out of this series by this point. I am really bummed by the fact that after dredging through a season of mostly dull origin stories…season two is not even officially a go. To me, the big pay-off was getting to see all of these characters fight it out, and be able to root for my favorite the whole way through the season. A blood-soaked American Idol, for example. It did not happen this season, and there is a good chance that it will not happen at all.
Most series get greenlight for a second season mere episodes into the first season, AMC renewed The Walking Dead for a second season after the first episode. Taking into consideration that MK: Legacy is a web series that is a new concept for a studio like Warner Bros. I understand that the big guys/gals that make the big calls might hesitate…but every one of Legacy’s episodes have been raking in millions of views. There has to be some sort of profit there.
Keep an eye on Epic Brew, as we will keep you updated on the future of Legacy.
Something funny I found when reading about Cyrax and Sektor was that during the development of Mortal Kombat 3, the pair were refered to as “Mustard” and “Ketchup” until their names were finalized.
Catch all the other episodes, here on Epic Brew!