Mortal Kombat, the famous video game adaptation film, has been released for Warner Bros. When James Wan joins a project, it can’t go bad. Yes, it has been proved once again. Be it the Saw franchise or the Conjuring Universe, James Wan has always given his 100%. Let’s talk about the Warner Bros. Mortal Kombat film, which is directed by Simon McQuoid. James Wan is the producer along with Todd Garner.
Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat film is a concerted effort by Warner Bros. The film has been kept in the R-rated category due to excessive violence. How much violence is there in the film, you can guess from the fact that even the 3 minutes started in the film are difficult and a brutal murder takes place. By the way, video games are full of violence, if Mortal Kombat were in the PG-13 category, then it would have been unfair with the film.
May be a large audience does not like the film due to its violence. But for die-hard fans of Mortal Kombat, the film is no less than a treat. All this is possible due to James Wan, Director Simon McQuoid and Warner Bros. If you go to see a movie like the Mortal Kombat of 1995, then you will be a disappointment. I do not say mortal combat is not a good reboot, but perfect. The 1995 and 2021 Mortal Kombat films are totally different. I have told you the reason.
The story of the film Mortal Kombat revolves around MMA fighter Cole Young ( Lewis Tan ). He has a dragon shaped birthmark on his chest. Cole is the last surviving descendant of the 17th-century master ninja Henzo Hashiishi (Hiroyuki Sanada,) who was assassinated by Bo-Han ( Joe Taslim ). Now, after three centuries, he has named himself Sub-Zero. Now Sub Zero has the ability to make weapons from ice. For now he’s more deadly than ever. On the other side, Sonya (Jessica McNamee ) and Jax ( Mehcad Brooks ) are searching for the Cole, who have dragon birthmark.
Cole’s Birthmark will the fate of the world. So Cole will have to participate in the tournament, he will be supported by Kano, Sonya and Jax but before that he will have to go to Lord Raiden’s temple, where he will get all his hidden powers. So will Cole be able to succeed in all this? This is the story of the film, Mortal Kombat.
Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat film is special in every way. No one can say that this is his first film as a director. Although there is no newness in the story of the film, but the way the story has been put on screen, it is capable. Simon McQuoid’s direction is amazing, which is made on sight. Greg Russo and Dave Callaham wrote the screenplay very smartly. Actor Joe Taslim is at the peak of his career. He is strong in the character of Sub Zero. Taslim’s ‘The Raid‘ and ‘The Night Came for Us‘ have been his best career films. Mortal Kombat has also been added in this category. Other actors have also performed well.
Watch It Or Skip It?
Definitely a Big Yesss…. If you are a fan of Mortal Kombat video games and love movies full of violence, then you will not want to miss Mortal Kombat at all.
Note– This film is for 18+ due to Violence.
Mortal Kombat is now released on HBO Max and in theaters from today April 23, 2021 . Film is also available for rent digitally though many service provider.