The 21st-century adaptation of Mortal Kombat didn’t go as it was planned as it lacked the creativity, writing, and directing elements from the film itself. The hype that was created by Warner Bros. did not live up to its noise as the title of the film referenced a great tournament from Earth’s mightiest beings but the film did not have any.
The fantasy gore flick brought in many surprises and shocks along with some gimmicks and clichés but nonetheless, it deserves a review and we have got one. Let us take a look at the latest film adaptation of a highly popular game franchise.
Mortal Kombat starts with an ancient Japanese scene where Hanzo Hasashi aka Scorpion is living peacefully with his wife and kids as he goes a bit further to take care of an errand and runs back to them after hearing a scream from his wife only to find out that they are frozen and stabbed to death by Bi Han aka Sub Zero. Rage-filled Hanzo seeks revenge as he eliminates the mini-bosses sent by Han. They both engage in a brutal gore fight that brings death to Hanzo. Lord Raiden arrives to rescue Hanzo’s hidden infant daughter
Hanzo’s daughter creates a lineage to Cole Young a mixed martial artist who gets recruited by a group of people who have the markings on them. The voyage out to find out the establishment of Lord Raiden’s Temple where they can train for the coming fight. The other realm was hell-bent on defeating the Earth realms’ fighters so they can take over the planet but their plans go to dust as every one of Earth’s mightiest succeeds in eliminating their opponent’s deranged motives. This is where we go to a climax where Cole resurrects Hanzo and join hands with him in defeating the human refrigerator aka Sub Zero. The only thing the film achieves authentically is the CGI used on Sub Zero with ice freezing off his skin and air getting cold in the dark.