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The teaser (embedded) does not reveal anything expect animated logo and the classic Contra tune, so we don’t know how the movie would look like and who would be cast. But still, Contra was something special. It is being produced by a Chinese company, so most likely we would see Chinese actors playing the two primary roles. Of course, then Mortal Kombat came and we forgot everything that had come before. In any case, we will have to wait for a trailer to make up our minds about the movie. And due to that longing, and nostalgic feeling, I am excited about it. 2017-10-28T14:02:30+00:00″>
Published:October 28, 2017 2:02 pm
Contra teaser does not reveal much.