"Mortal Kombat" is a 2021 American martial arts fantasy film directed by Simon McQuoid.
The starring cast includes Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jax, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Joe Taslim as Bi-Han, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi, Matilda Kimber as Emily and others.
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Warner Bros. Pictures on Thursday, February 18, 2021 released the trailer for "Mortal Kombat" you can watch here:
Mortal Kombat - Official Restricted Trailer.
Here is a short review of "Mortal Kombat" movie plot summary.
In 17th-century Japan, Lin Kuei assassins led by Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) attack and kill members of the rival Shirai Ryu ninja clan and Hanzo Hasashi's wife and son. Hanzo kills the attackers before falling to Bi-Han and taken to the Netherrealm. Raiden, god of thunder, arrives and takes Hanzo's surviving infant daughter to safety.
In the present, the realm of Outworld has defeated Earthrealm in nine of ten deathmatch tournaments called "Mortal Kombat", intending to conquer it. However, an ancient prophecy is uncovered, stating that the "blood of Hanzo Hasashi" will unite a new generation of Earthrealm's champions to prevent Outworld's victory. Aware of this, soul-eating sorcerer Shang Tsung (Chin Han) employs warriors to kill Earthrealm's champions, identified by a distinctive dragon mark, before the next tournament begins. Meanwhile, Cole Young (Lewis Tan), a former MMA champion, and his family are attacked by Bi-Han, now known as Sub-Zero. However, Special Forces Major Jackson "Jax" Briggs rescues the Youngs, directing them to safety and to seek out his partner, Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), while he stays behind to fight off Sub-Zero, who freezes and shatters his arms.
Cole tracks Sonya to her hideout, where she is interrogating a captive mercenary named Kano (Josh Lawson). She reveals that she and Jax (Mehcad Brooks) have been investigating Mortal Kombat's existence and that the dragon mark can be transferred to anyone who kills the original bearer. The hideout is attacked by Shang Tsung's assassin, Syzoth, but a reluctant Kano kills him with Cole and Sonya's help. They then travel to Raiden's temple and meet Earthrealm champions Liu Kang (Ludi Lin) and Kung Lao (Max Huang) before being brought to Raiden himself, who is critical of the newcomers. They are joined by Jax, who Raiden rescued and fitted with a set of mechanical arms. Shang Tsung attacks the temple alongside Sub-Zero and Mileena (Sisi Stringer), but Raiden erects a shield to stave them off. While Sonya trains and encourages Jax to fight despite his condition, Cole and Kano train with Kang and Lao to unlock their "arcana", a special power unique to all dragon mark bearers.
Here is the full cast and characters of "Mortal Kombat" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.
"Mortal Kombat" movie release date was scheduled to be on January 14, 2021 (Germany), on April 8, 2021 (international) and on April 23, 2021 (United States) distributing by Warner Bros. Pictures Germany, Karo Premiere, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Warner Bros. Singapore and HBO Max.
The duration of the film is 110 minutes. With a budget of $55 million, the film grossed over $50.9 million.
"Mortal Kombat" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.
"Mortal Kombat" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 55/100. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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