Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mileena Halloween Mega-Post: Part 2

Ok here is the second half of the Mileena Mega-Post. This one focuses on the various actresses who brought the character to life. There were a lot of women who portrayed the character. All of them are hot. First up is Dana Hee who portrayed Mileena in the second Live action movie...
Mortal Kombat Annihilation
Dana Hee 
Dana is an olympic medalists winning several medals in Taekwondo including a gold medal from the 1988 olympics. In addition to martial arts and acting, Dana also works as a stuntwomen, trainer, spokesperson and model Sad Dana's Mileena only appeared briefly in the film and I don't believe she has any line in it. Her character fought against and was defeated by Sonya Blade

Mortal Kombat Legacy
Michelle Lee
Michelle Lee is a trained stuntwoman, martial artist and artist who has work on several films including Pirates of the Caribbean, Pacific Rim, and Resident Evil. She also did the motion capture work for several videogame series. ^_^ I still have to watch the second season of Legacy so I don't know what role Lee's version of Mileena had in the series. She looks great as the character though.

Mortal Kombat 2
Katalin Zamiar 
Katalin is the original model for Kitana, Mileena and Jade portraying all three characters in their first appearance in MK 2. An accomplished Black Belt in multiple styles of Martial Arts. Katalin owns her own gym. Katalin's Mileena will always have a special place in my heart because it was the first version of the character I was exposed to and is  probably the one that I know the best. When Mortal Kombat 2 first came out, the Game pro rated the game's characters on which were the strongest for players to use. It gave Mileena the top spot due to her agility and special moves. Her teleport kick and ground roll combined with her sai throw were a difficult combination to beat and her fatality was easy to execute making her a favorite of mine to use. It was also easier to execute babalities and friendships and encounter Jade using her because most of her special moves didn't require using a punch button which was a prerequisite for trick finishes and special encounters.

On a sidenote a lot of these caps came from a pilates training DVD that Katalin was the model and instructor. When I found out about that DVD I was really thrilled because it provided a great amount of opportunities to see the original model for MK's female barefoot. :-) In a nice coincidence, Katalin was wearing a purple outfit in the video which is Mileena's standard color. :-D

Mortal Kombat Legacy Season 1
Jolene Tran
You guys really need to check out Jolene's martial arts videos on youtube. She has some serious skills. I was trying to do some caps for one of her demonstration videos for this tribute but her kicks and movements were so quick any most of the single frames of her in action were a complete blur. (The ones that I were able to get tended to be when she would pause briefly upon finishing a combination. ^_^;) Here's one of her clips were she was going up against another martial artist. :-)
In Mortal Kombat Legacy, Jolene portrays Mileena in two flashback episodes depicting Mileena and Kitana's history. The episodes are really fun to watch providing a good combination of Action, special effects and artistry. Pretty impressive stuff for a web series. :-)

ok people...that's it for now. I'll be back tomorrow to reveal the poll results. 

Have a great night everyone!