Back when I was a kid, Mortal Kombat was one of my favorite games to play. I remember the movie coming out in the 1990s and my generation mostly liked it. But it was cheesy and kind of stupid. Now almost two decades later, we see a reboot.
The movie starts centuries before medieval Japan. Hasashi Hanzo (Scorpion) is challenged by Bi-Han (Sub-Zero) and after a bitter and bloody battle, the Japanese warrior falls and goes immediately to hell. But through a surviving daughter, his bloodline continues.
The film focuses on Cole Young, a fighter who has lost his talent. He fights for two hundred bucks and barely survives. But he was born with a strange birthmark in the shape of a dragon. Little does he know that it’s not a birthmark, but a sign of being chosen.
But the evil Outworld’s leadership decide to kill all of Earth’s champions before the Mortal Kombat tournament begins as a means to cheat. They send the mighty Sub-Zero to be the assassin, but will the champions of Earth survive?
Overall, the newest Mortal Kombat is definitely a superior film to the first attempt. Critics were really mixed but if you didn’t play the games, I don’t doubt you’d wouldn’t think the movie was dumb. It was enjoyable for me but I do think they totally messed up Mileena and Reptile.