Originally Posted by Laten
In the very first Batman made in 1989, joker fell into a pool of acid, which not only left his whole entire body untouched but it also left him a bold, symetrical grin on his face.
I think you have that wrong.
Joker was shot in the face by a ricocheted bullet (Thanks to Batman, I believe) causing him a partial paralysis in his face. The pain he suffered made him disoriented. Batman dragged him down into the vat of acid. Afterwords, he had plastic surgery done to repair the paralysis which caused him to have that grin because the nerves couldn't be repaired.
On to the MK "movie":
I think a lot of people are hurt about this because of what they are used to. This movie follows practically NOTHING of the original lineage and is passed off with the MK name. The only thing that worries me is that when Hulk (2003) came out, it was completely reworked as far as a storyline and no one I knew who watched it liked it at all. They took issue to how the Hulk they knew was completely changed. Another thing to think about is even as comic book storylines have changed and became more serious than the old "Hello, I'm a super hero, I've come to save the day" also is a driving force to the movies we see today.
The problem with video-game-to-movie adaptations is as long as at least 90% stays true to the lineage, then people will be interested. One of the problems here is that this movie takes a completely different direction.
I will admit, the movie franchise was successful...kinda. I don't think I could recall any other video game franchise that had at least 2 movies and a TV series along with animated shows. That doesn't make it good quality though.
Another thing is age. When movies like Mortal Kombat came out, the average age for those into the game were in the early-to-mid teens. Now, that same group of people are in their late 20s and 30s. People generally don't want to see the old hokey comic book type stuff anymore. Not one person I talk to likes stuff like that anymore. If the movie is going to be serious in some way, at least incorporate a good majority of the lineage to have people interested in it. Video games or comic books, it all falls in the same thing.
This new trailer (if it's a movie) is made for an older generation. People who grew up with the franchise.