WHO LOVES HORRIBLY AWESOME THINGS?
This all time best post is dedicated to the absolutely amazing costumes and special make up that people love… And make fun of. The really cheesy costumes that made us laugh out loud but readily accept regardless.
To me, the champ is from the original Mortal Kombat movie…
The first time I saw Goro on screen it blew my mind. I was the kid who played ‘Mortal Kombat’ with friends and used tennis balls as ‘ice’ when I was Sub-Zero. Mortal Kombat was literally the first 14A movie I saw in theaters by myself and I was NOT 14. I was terrified as we purchased our tickets that day. All I could think about was being the one person who got caught and had to miss the fatalities.
Thankfully, I didn’t and I got to see the 4 armed general of Outworld and Prince of the subterranean realm of Shokan!
You have to admit, that costume is equal parts cheese and awesome. A balance that was almost shattered the first time you see him move around and speak. (Fun Fact: The character is voiced by Frank Welker who also provided the voices of Shao ‘I’ve come for your souls’ Kahn and Reptile)
Goro is a perfect example of a love letter to fans. Today, I’m sure they would have mo-capped the hell out of the character and sculpted him in CG. I like to think that creating Goro was the one thing everyone involved with the film was looking forward to the most. He was the main event for me (besides Sub Zero of course) and I couldn’t believe how they managed to create such a hilarious yet badass character on screen.
And so this post is a tribute to Goro… Man that’s a ridiculously large torso.
Doesn’t it sound like he mumbles “Mom” before he falls off that cliff?
“This is where you fall down.”
Plus how pathetic are those two guys cheering on Goro against Cage? Really fellas?