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Important Aspects of the Film
- Simon McQuoid is the director of this film, some of his most featured projects are basically T.V commercials, so this is the very first time he worked on a project really important.
- The Film is based in the very popular video game’s saga named the same way (Mortal Kombat).
- This is not the first time a Mortal Kombat adaptation is released, there have been a pair of trials to show this great potencial in films.
- The Budget to end this film was approximately 55 million dollars.
- This film’s durability is aproximately 1 hrs and 50 min.
- The most important part of the cast is: Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero (or Bi-Han), Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi (Scorpion), Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Josh Lawson as Kano, among others.
The Mortal Kombat approaches and all warriors must prepare for it. The Outside-World warriors (including Sub-Zero, Mileena, Shang Tsu, among others) are planning to win it (not exactly following the rules). On the other hand in the Earth, we have Cole Young (played by Lewis Tan) is trying to gain a decent life fighting in the ring for money, but apparently he has the Mortal Kombat mark, so he has to join forces with Jax (played by Mehcad Brooks), Sonya Blade, Kano, Liu Kang, Lord Raiden, among others to stop Sub-Zero and Shang Tsun’s thugs to save the world and win the Mortal Kombat.
- The majority of the costume’s design is pretty neet and totally look like the game’s look. Some of them are not that good but they are not awful at all.
- All the action sequences and the majority part of special effects are really great. Some of the best characters from the Mortal Kombat saga have their one momento to shine, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are fabolous fighting each other and showing their abilities; as well Liu Kang and Kung Lao.
- There are some verbal references from the videogames, maybe a little forced, but pleasant as well. Phrases like “Flawless Victory”, “Fatality”, among others told by these popula characters feels pretty great.
- I do not think some strong characters in the game have been develpoed in a good way, for example Lord Raiden, Mileena or Kabal. They prefer to develop a new character (Cole Young) that is not from the games and that was really dissapointing.
- Some performances from the cast are really poor, like Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden.
- The movie is full of a lot of non senses (i say that knowing about the origin story in the games). I suppose that is because they want to save some things for the sequel.
Final Grade and Conclusion
I am not a big Mortal Kombat fan but anyway i really wanted to unplugg my brain and watch a spectacle full of violence, great gore and good fighting sequences; but instead what i got is a sort of characters that barely know what they do, some of them are great, but unfortunately we do not see them that much like i would love to.
Final Grade: 4.9 out of 10
© 2021 Juan Pablo Barba Gutiérrez
Iqra from East County on May 03, 2021:
Almost 30 years after “Mortal Kombat” changed the fighting game landscape forever, a reboot to the film franchise based on these brutally violent games arrives in theaters and on HBO Max for 30 days.