Director: Simon McQuoid
Writers: Greg Russo, Dave Callaham, Oren Uziel, Ed Boon, John Tobias
Staring: Lewis Tan, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee
Streaming: HBO Max
Release Date: April 23, 2021

  • I was EXTREMELY excited to see Mortal Kombat. Massive credit to anyone who walked on the promotional materials for the movie and HBO MAX, because it worked on me.
  • This movie being rated R must have been a huge sigh of relief for all involved because there is no need to dance along a grew line.
  • Okay, the expositional speech from Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) was the most “video game” part of the movie. OH, and it conveniently burns down after the speech. Just perfect.
  • There are some similar things to the original Mortal Kombat (2002) movie, but there are some key differences. HOWEVER, the most common denominator is that Kano, played by Josh Lawson in this modern remake, is the best part of the movie. Hands down. He may go over the top looking for comedy but WHO CARES.
  • The best action in Mortal Kombat comes in the first fight. No wonder they shared it early.
  • I wish the ending wasn’t rushed so much for each of the protagonist. They each got to do their fatality, but with almost no build up. Blood and guts is great, but use action to tell the story and not supplement an urge.

STANKO RATING: C+ (3.0/5 Stars)

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