FILM REVIEW | MORTAL KOMBAT

Now, anyone that is a fan of Mortal Kombat and has been waiting for a movie to bring to life the epic fighting video game, then the wait is over. This movie includes everything that makes Mortal Kombat great and completely understands what the audience of this franchise wanted.





Written by Joe Brown

The movie follows MMA fighter Cole Young, a fictional character of the Mortal Kombat world, as he finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden hiding from expert killer, Sub-Zero. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao, Kano, and Sonya Blade, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a series of epic battles.

What separates this movie to the previous Mortal Kombat films is that it does not try to be something that it is not and of course the R rating allows for legendary and gruesome fatalities, from which the video game is famous for. The story line and narrative is quite simple but it was clear from the outset that the point of this movie was to re create a video game and not engage the audience with in depth conversations and long monologues. It seeks to entertain and completely succeeds in its attempt to do so. The choreography and the way the fight scenes play out are awesome and it completely captivates you.

The film is surprisingly hilarious also, with a scene stealing performance from Josh Lawson who plays Kano. Every time you see him he is delivering hilarious one liners that will leave you in tears. Also, the way that Sub-Zero and Scorpion are brought to screen will leave any fan satisfied, allowing the audience to see these two iconic characters go head to head. With a plethora of other characters brought to life, there is a sense of nostalgia and content at seeing all these characters brought onto the big screen.


There is no doubt that this movie will not be for everyone, however, for all the people that love non stop action movies, they will have an immense time. It has opened a door for many movies to be created within the world of Mortal Kombat, thus there is a very good chance that this film has perhaps started a new action movie franchise.