Flawless win! In April 2021, Warner Bros. the long-awaited Mortal Kombat, and fans love it. The action-packed martial arts fantasy delivers thrills, kicks, and significant blood effects.
Fans have been eagerly awaiting the third Mortal Kombat movie since its 1997 release Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. Like the previous movies, Mortal Kombat takes inspiration from the beloved video games of the same name.
Simon McQuoid’s Mortal Kombat isn’t exactly a hit with critics. However, fans rave about the fighting styles, special effects, and campy fight scenes. So they can stream mortal fights for free.
from the outside world
The original Mortal Kombat franchise centered around science fantasy and combat. Players choose their characters and then pit them against each other in exciting matches of skill, creativity, and hilarious one-liners.
Each battle is tied to an overarching plot in which players fight for different goals. The movie from 2021 Mortal Kombat was inspired by the original video games and a continuation of the reboot movies.
Mortal Kombat is filled with Easter eggs – references to the original video games and the reboot movies. Nerds are notoriously observant people who love to connect different works. They will love analyzing each scene and discovering each delicious egg.
To the big screen
Mortal Kombat follows Cole Young (Lewis Tan) as he takes refuge in the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano). Young is hunted by the terrifying Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), who tries to stop Young from fulfilling his destiny.
Tan brings his MMA skills to the screen and endures high-stakes combat training. He learns from the likes of Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang), and Kano (Josh Lawson). While many critics didn’t like Tan’s performance, fans were thrilled to see him dominate their screens finally.
Enemies of the Outworld challenge Young to protect the universe. Beside him, however, are Earth’s greatest champions who can give him the leverage he needs in this high-stakes battle.
Mortal Kombat cast
The representation of Asia has been central in recent years. First, Warner Bros. took a winning chance at Crazy Rich Asians in 2018. Then, earlier this year, the MCU also took a winning chance Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Tan’s role as Young is especially appreciated by fans who thought he was seriously underused in Netflix’s iron fist. This was in light of the controversy of yet another white character central to a martial arts story, an East Asian tradition.
Mortal Kombat is the directorial debut of Simon McQuoid. In some ways, it shows. Critics have gone so far as to call the acting mediocre and being unimpressed with some of the CGI. As long as the fans love it.
Where to watch
Fans with a Hulu subscription can enjoy Mortal Kombat for free. Technically, they would still pay for the service. However, they shouldn’t have to use the credit card before turning on the movie for a watch or a rewatch.
HBO Max also gives fans access to Mortal Kombat without payment. Additionally, Warner Bros.’s collaboration with HBO Max has given fans access to some of their biggest releases, such as The Suicide Squad.
Mortal Kombat is also available on YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, and Amazon Prime. However, those services require additional payments of $19.99. So many choices, so little time.
Have you seen Mortal Kombat? Did you think it was a high fantasy good time, or do you agree with the critics? How are you going to watch (or rewatch) Mortal Kombat? Were you a fan of the Mortal Kombat video games? Let us know in the comments below!