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Guest Melanie Dawn

Wow! Just Wow

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while never a huge Mk fan, i saw this and had to show it to people, it's not what you think, and it looks awesome!

Possible new Mortal Kombat movie/series?

Melanie Dawn

ps caution the clip has some violence in it.

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Guest Elizabeth K

WHOA - dark and grizzly!

Thanks for sharing

Lizzy

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Guest Carden

Always was more of a Tekken fan. XD But that looks pretty cool.

Reptile, don't wanna mess with him. :P

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Guest miss kindheart

I thought Mortal Combat was a really good movie :)

I like playing the video game with the Wii too :D

I like being the character Nitara B)

First time I played my son he said to me 'your gonna be a girl ?' :unsure:

I said to him "Yeah I'm gonna be a girl" :lol:

He didn't know what I meant back then, but he does now ^_^

:wub: vanna

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Guest Melanie Dawn

Always was more of a Tekken fan. XD But that looks pretty cool.

Reptile, don't wanna mess with him. :P

Same here, but sadly the Tekken movie looked terrible.

Melanie Dawn

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