I just watched this at the weekend after the series second season trailer came out (wow!). So apparently to adapt a video game into anything remotely good you have to launch a live action web series. Granted this web series isn’t perfect but it was much better than I thought it would be and definitely better than the last film they made of Mortal Kombat. I knew a little of the back stories from the games but not much and it was fun to see them played out as a prologue to the game. The fights in this are great and really fun to watch, my only complaint is I want more! The visuals are also strong in this series, costumes and settings where impressively realistic in their appearance. The acting and dialogue was a little all over the place but wasn’t too bad, some were actually good but not most.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is a 2008 musical tragicomedy miniseries in three acts, directed by Joss Whedon and produced exclusively for Internet distribution. The musical is really quite good and I liked the story as well, not much of a musical loving guy but I don’t mind the odd one that I appreciate and a comedic take on super villains can’t really be missed. The series came out over 4 years ago but I only saw it recently and so I will not be presenting many spoilers and any I am will have a bold warning. The visuals weren’t that bad considering the lack of any real budget and that nobody got paid for this until about a year after it was made. I found the cast to be fantastic and got the comedic take on the superheroes and villains rather well, so I will say well done to Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day and Simon Helberg. I am a fan of their work and as they did this for free I am happy they have all gone unto other successful projects.
This is the first time I have ever reviewed a Web series but this one is really quite good and I thought I would promote it and give it a sparkling review because I want this in a full length film. The series is to pre date the Halo 4 game story that is now out and certainly does well for promoting the Halo universe and develops a fantastic character group consisting of fresh recruits which is a good place to start. The visuals in this film are spectacular considering relative low budget and nothing looked phony like most video game adaptations. This series isn’t just for fans of the Halo game series who want more, it’s also for people who haven’t even seen the game before. Not a huge fan of the game myself but I have played a couple of the games and this Web series seriously makes me want to get the new release.