Mini Film Review – Mortal Kombat

I have just watched Mortal Kombat; and it was pretty cool! Directed by Simon McQuoid, and starring Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, and Josh Lawson; Mortal Kombat is the latest big screen adaptation of the video game series of the same name. On Earthrealm, fighters are assembling for a tournament, and they all have one thing in common; a strange symbol on their bodies! The setup to the film is pretty fast and it doesn’t skimp on the details. It features a stellar cast of Mortal Kombat Royalty, as well as stellar cast of major Asian actors, including Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim, and Tadanobu Asano. It’s plotting out is pretty simple, but as the film draws to a close you begin to think; ‘what was the point of that?’. The ending is rather anti-climactic, and it always mentions an upcoming tournament, which never happens, and it leaves an open ended ending which just leaves you pondering on what any of it meant, choosing to end with the clich├ęd plot rather than the captivating one! Where it struggles in story though, it more than makes up for in it’s fight sequences. It’s not necessarily on the same level as The Raid, but it’s still brutal, hypnotizing, and never boring, with each fight backed up by a killer soundtrack!

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