The first trailer for the rebooted Mortal Kombat film has been released and it looks pretty good with plenty of gore, special moves, and a surprising large cast of characters. We already knew Kano, Sonia, Raiden and others were in film but the trailer shows Goro, Reptile, Smoke and others.
The fight scenes look really well choreographed and as this is an R rated movie it is very bloody with spikes in heads, hearts being ripped and, glimpsed very briefly at the end the trailer, some extremely messy fatalities. However, the dialogue seems a little a cheesy but I guess it’s hard to make a tournament where you fight mutants with four arms to save the world sound serious, it’s not exactly a sensible idea. A movie where we send chief Brexit negotiator David Frost to set terms with Shan Tsung and Outworld might not do all that well at the box office.
The story follows a new character, MMA fighter Cole Young, who is completely oblivious to the world of Mortal Kombat but soon learns of his heritage when Sub Zero hunts him down. He teams up with Jax and Sonya and soon finds himself in the punchy kicky world of the game, meeting Raiden, Kano, Liu Kang and other familiar characters. Greg Russo recently tweeted about the movie and said “All I can say is the bar for opening scenes has been set…”
The cast includes Cole Young (Lewis Tan), Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Kano (Josh Lawson), Shang Tsung (Chin Han), Scorpion (Hiroyuki Sanada), Kung Lao (Max Huang), Mileena (Sisi Stringer), Nitara (Elissa Cadwell), and Kabal (Daniel Nelson).
The new Mortal Kombat movie is out this April 15th, in cinemas if they are open in your part of the world and also a day one release on HBO Max in the United States.