Fans of Mortal Kombat have criticised Megan Fox over her voice-acting performance in the latest addition to the franchise. When you think of Mortal Kombat, an Oscar-winning acting performance is probably not the first thing that would come to mind, despite one of the characters being a literal movie star.
The iconic fighting games have become known throughout the series for their extreme violence, prompting years of shock and outrage. While the performances are not Oscar-bait, a lot of acting skill and talent goes into bringing the gory world of Mortal Kombat to life. Now, the latest instalment in the series has been producers bring in Megan Fox to voice a character.
The Transformers star took on the role of the vampiric Nitara in the latest sequel, confusingly called Mortal Kombat 1.
The character made her debut in the series in Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance, released back in 2002. In the latest iteration Fox has taken on the voice acting and also stood in as a model for the character.But some fans of the movie have been less than impressed with Fox’s performance in the game, drawing attention to the flat delivery which didn’t seem to bring any excitement or energy to the character.
It really does show up just how talented the voice actors are who give life to many of the video game characters many of us know and love.
Fox posted about the role on her Instagram page, joking: “I actually can’t believe i’m voicing a character in #MK1
now all you grumpy trolls in the comments can execute a fatality on me. catharsis.” One person wrote: “Please never voice act again. It’s so horrible and monotone. Like you can literally hear it in the voice that she was there for a paycheck.”
While another wrote: “It’s really not good… I thought she would try a deeper voice with an accent, but it seemed really rushed. They should have at least threw an overlay over her voice, like they did with Rebecca for Mystique.”
And a third posted: “Crazy how if they just hired an actual skilled and talented V.A they could’ve absolutely cooked and instead they settled for *checks note* absolutely random big name celebrity nobody asked for.”