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Mortal Kombat 2021 Review

Mortal Kombat


For nearly 30 years, Mortal Kombat has delighted video game enthusiasts with an intense back and forth fight to the death. There have been countless video games since it's debut in 1992, and two films. Mortal Kombat's last film was released in 1997, and was rated PG-13. Both films were able to increase and broaden the audience of the beloved fighting video game series but in their desire for mass appeal one critical element was compromised, the fatality. In the video game once you defeat your opponent you can end their life in a unique, clever, gruesome, and remorseless action. Mortal Kombat 2021 is rated R, and does not hold back the gore, violence, and fatalities that has defined the video game.

Mortal Kombat is a fighting tournament, and Earth's best fighters must defend their planet from being taken over. At the request of sorcerer Shang Tsung, Sub Zero travels to Earth seeking to kill Earth's best fighters before the tournament begins. Jax shields MMA fighter Cole from Sub Zero's wrath, and pays the price losing both his arms in a painfully amazing visual. The special effects, fights, blood, and fatalities bring the intense excitement and nostalgia of playing the video game. Sonya Blade, Kano, Lui Kang, and Kung Lao are introduced and Raiden tries to protect them while they prepare for the tournament. Shang Tsung grows impatient, and a betrayal complicates the fight of good versus evil.

Mortal Kombat is an intense, hard-hitting fight for supremacy sure to delight fans of the video game series.

Notable Moments

Jax versus Sub Zero

Cole versus Goro

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Lui Kang versus Kabel

Scorpion versus Sub Zero

Actor Josh Lawson's portrayal of Kano

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