January 18, 2017

“Mortal Kombat: Legacy” has massive YouTube debut


By Sean O’Connell
Hollywoodnews.com: Warner Bros. Digital Distribution and Machinima.com announced that the original digital media series “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” premiered to over five million views since its debut last Tuesday, making it one of the most watched films on YouTube over the past week.

The next highly anticipated episode is now available to view below:

From the release:

Directed by Kevin Tancharoen (“Fame”), and starring Michael Jai White (“The Dark Knight”) as Major Jackson ‘Jax’ Briggs, Jeri Ryan (“Star Trek: Voyager”) as Sonya Blade and Darren Shahlavi (“300”) as Kano, this series — produced by Warner Premiere — takes gamers deep into the history of the warriors they know and revere. 

The first of nine action-packed episodes of “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” entitled “Jax, Sonya and Kano Part 1” debuted on April 12 exclusively on Machinima’s YouTube channel, the dominant entertainment network for videogamers on YouTube (www.youtube.com/machinima).

Episodes will be released weekly and feature popular characters from the franchise including Scorpion and Sub Zero, and culminate in an event featuring Cyrax and Sector to cap off the series.

“Kevin Tancharoen delivered an amazing production that millions of fans around the world are enjoying,” said Thomas Gewecke, President of Warner Bros. Digital Distribution. “We couldn’t be more pleased with the reception it’s received. This is truly a testament to the quality of the series and the ongoing popularity of the Mortal Kombat characters and franchise.”

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Sean O'Connell is a nationally recognized film critic. His reviews have been published in print ('The Washington Post,' 'USA Today') and online (AMC FilmCritic.com, MSN's Citysearch) since 1996. He's a weekly contributor to several national radio programs. He is a longstanding member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS), and the Southeastern Film Critics View all articles by Sean O'Connell Association (SEFCA).

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