Mortal Kombat has officially released by New Line Cinema internationally on April 8, 2021. In USA, Mortal Kombat has released in theaters and HBO Max OTT platform on April 23, 2021. There will be no extra cost taken by HBO Max subscribers to watch this film. The screentime of Mortal Kombat is around 1 hour 50 minutes.
This film is based on a game Mortal Kombat which released in 1992 and was worldwide rage back then. Mortal Kombat movie was officially released in 1995 and followed by it failed sequel Mortal Kombat: Annihilation(1997). This is the third film in Mortal Kombat franchise.
Mortal Kombat story revolves around Outer world and Earth fighters. It is being reported that Hiroyuki Sanada aka Hanzo Hasashi wife and daughter has been killed by outer world attackers. Even, Hanzo has been killed minutes away but his son has been survived. After many years, Hanzo son Lewis Tan aka Cole Young is now a grown up man and has his own family to look after for. Soon, Cole got to know that he has a birth mark and has been chosen to fight against the outer world fighters in order to save the earth from their clutches. We can see, Cole and Jessica Mcnamee aka Sonya Blade both have to find their inner powers inorder to defeat the opposition fighters. Will, Cole and other team members from Earth able to defeat outer world fighters is what you need to watch here.
This film also stars Josh Lawson aka Kano, Tadanobu Asano aka Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks aka Jax, Ludi Lin aka Liu Kang, Chin Han aka Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim aka Bi-Han and many others.
Mortal Kombat early reviews are out now and they are in a range of 2.5 to 3 stars out of 5 stars. This film currently holds 7 stars ratings out of 10 on IMDB. It also holds 53 percent ratings out of 100 on RottenTomatoes website.
Bollywood Crazies Opinion: Mortal Kombat started on a good note but in the middle the story drifted away and did ended on a high note. A film that is low on emotions and high on VFX. The action quotient is there but is not enough as compare to Mortal Kombat (1995). You can consider this film as a reboot version as the villain leader says that he will be back soon with his new warriors to fight against the earth members. That means Mortal Kombat 2 is definitely on the cards. This film is flat and not has an official tournament like it had in the 90s film. The fight sequence in the first 10 minutes was best. The last 15 minutes climax scenes again take this film on the next level. Still, the dragging screenplay and weak story spoil the show. This is not a worth contender of Mortal Kombat original film at all. The legacy of original Mortal Kombat seems to be tarnished with this shoddy reboot version. The soil of this film seems to be missing or it would have been a good film to watch.
Mortal Kombat has been directed by Simon McQuoid. It has been produced by New Line Cinema, Broken Road Productions and Atomic Monster Productions. The story of this film has been written by Oren Uziel and Greg Russo. The screenplay work have been done by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. The cinematography work has been done by Germain McMicking. The editing work taken care by Dan Lebental and Scott Grey.
Mortal Kombat budget is being reportedly around USD 95 to 100 million ( 712 – 749 crores). This film didn’t grossed well in theaters as per expectations.
Altogether, Mortal Kombat is one of those action films that completely falls flat as compare to its original part.
Last word: Watch it only for some high octane action scenes and great VFX work. Neither the story or nor the performance are up to the mark.
Bollywood Crazies Ratings: Mortal Kombat Review- First Class (60 percent out of 100).