The Mortal Kombat reboot has received the Honest Trailer treatment in a new video. The film opened in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23 to generally positive reviews and significant broadcast and box office success. Mortal Kombat stars a cast that includes Lewis Tan, Joe Taslim, Jessica McNamee, Mehcad Brooks, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tadanobu Asano, Ludi Lin, Max Huang, Josh Lawson, Sisi Stringer, and Chin Han.
Based on the popular video game franchise about a hyperviolent fantasy martial arts tournament, Mortal Kombat shows the evil forces of Outworld attempting to kill the Earthrealm champions before the titular Mortal Kombat tournament begins. Familiar faces such as Liu Kang, Raiden, Kano, Shang Tsung, Goro, Kung Lao, Scorpion, and Sub-Zero appear, bringing with them a bloody arsenal of iconic special moves and brutal deaths. Fan-favorite character Johnny Cage has also been teased for the hypothetical sequel.
Honest Trailers, a popular YouTube series hosted by Screen addicts, has now brought his usual sardonic comedy to the MK restart. The video includes commentary on the lack of a real tournament, the film’s occasional tonal discrepancies, and Jax’s magical power as giant robot arms, among other things. He also makes a series of side-by-side comparisons to the 2002 parody film, Kung Pow! Enter the fist. Look at Mortal Kombat honest preview below:
Mortal Kombat It’s far from a perfect win, but overall it has been heralded as one of the most successful video game adaptations in recent memory. For a huge blockbuster that was made on a relatively small budget of $ 55 million, it has delivered classy action, a cast of talented martial artists, loyalty to the original material, and plenty of fan service for those who have played the games. It won’t win an Oscars any time soon, but it has achieved what it needed to by showing the franchise’s potential to return to the movies.
The big question about Mortal Kombat now, is what will happen next. The Johnny Cage sequel and the promise of a bigger budget for Mortal Kombat 2 are promising, and with so much tradition adaptable from the MK games, there are a lot of fun directions future movies could go in. There’s even the possibility that Warner Bros. will bring some characters to the original streaming series for HBO Max, which could be a great format for a franchise with such a massive set. Whatever the future holds Mortal Kombat, all indicators point to an improvement over the past.
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