Heads up though (or heads-off?) it’s super violent. But if you’re a fan of the video game, you won’t be disappointed.
Just judging by the trailer, this film absolutely nails the feel of the characters and the fighting. Everyone’s moves are recreated perfectly and Sub-Zero looks like a total badass. Scorpion even uses his classic “Get over here!” line. I’m seriously geeking out right now.
This film adaptation of the popular video game franchise features a new character, MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan) who will fight alongside Mortal Kombat icons in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. Just in the trailer alone, we saw Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Kung Lao (Max Huang), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Mileena (Sisi Stringer), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), Kano (Josh Lawson), and Shang Tsung (Chin Han). I’m sure plenty more will show up to surprise us when the full film releases.
I can’t wait. Let the hype begin!
Mortal Kombat releases in theaters and on HBO Max April 16th, 2021