“GET OVER HERE!” and go watch this movie as a new movie franchise is about to begin!!
“Mortal Kombat” is an action/adventure martial arts fantasy film released on April 23, 2021. It is a reboot of the 1995 film as well as being based on the video game of the same name. It tells the story of two realms, Earthrealm and Outworld. The Outworld has defeated Earthrealm in nine deathmatch tournaments known as Mortal Kombat and if they win another, they will take control of Earthrealm. It all seems lost until a prophecy states that the blood of Hanzo Hasashi will unite new Earthrealm champions to stand against the Outworld champions. However, the Outworld champions don’t play by the rules and will stop at nothing to make sure they win the tenth tournament.
Beginning with the plot I must say it was a little original but yet gave us something completely different than what we saw in 1995. It’s nice to see a few things we are familiar with, but not an exact copycat like many other reboots try to do. However, I felt the film did not touch base on everything it should have due to its limited run time of fewer than two hours. It was almost like they were worried that by making it too long fans would not enjoy it as much. I mean, that can be true, but in this case, the film probably needed another thirty minutes and it would have given us everything we needed.
Speaking of everything we need; the characters are the next thing. We do get to see plenty and not too much because they did not want to have to overdue themselves with character development. Each has its intentions, but it still didn’t feel like we got to know each character to the fullest. It was almost like some were thrown into the film to add to the action and violence. I mean, one moment they show up and then the next they are never to be seen again.
On a plus side, the special effects were great and brought out the action and violence the original film failed to deliver. It was also great the film was filled with both and held nothing back. They put their best foot forward and they prevailed. The only downside was the blood could have been more practical rather than just all CGI. Too much CGI blood just makes it look more like a video game rather than an actual movie.
Now that the film has been released, I recommend you all go see it while you can because just like every film it will not be out forever. There also have been plans to make sequels, but we’ll have to see the revenue this film brings in first before we can see possible sequels soon.
Until then, in the name of Scorpion, “GET OVER HERE!”