Mortal Kombat | Film Review
Reviewing Mortal Kombat (2021 Edition)
After months of anticipation, the Mortal Kombat movie is out. Video game movies don’t have the best track record, but in the last few years, we’ve seen good adaptions like Detective Pikachu in 2019.
This movie is good, but it has A LOT of problems. The action is fantastic, and you sometimes feel like you are watching Mortal Kombat coming to life. Seeing the Fatalities in this movie was one of the best parts of the film.
Mortal Kombat Character Plots
Jessica McNamee (Sonia Blayde), Josh Lawson (Cano), Mehcad Brooks (Briggs), Hiroyuki Sanada, Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Max Huang (Kung Lao), and Joe Taslim (Sub Zero) all do a great job portraying their characters.
Cole Young is an interesting character, but unfortunately, he is overshadowed by every character in the movie. This is a huge problem considering he’s the main protagonist. The idea of an MK movie not taking place during the actual tournament was a bad idea and very disappointing.
One of the most significant negatives points of this movie is the exclusion of Johnny Cage. Johnny Cage is one of the most important characters of the franchise, and him not being part of this movie was a terrible choice.
Another negative thing was the treatment of Goro. He dying before the actual tournament took place was yet another questionable choice by the writers of this movie.
This movie has a lot of potentials, and a sequel would be a good idea. In fact, this film left tons of room to develop stories into the next edition.
For instance, they could finally have the Mortal Kombat Tournament and add more action to the film. With all the attraction this movie had, there are no doubts a sequel will be announced soon.