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GenresFantasy, Martial Arts, Action
Music ByBenjamin Wallfisch
TaglineGet over here!
Edited ByScott Gray
Film NameMortal Kombat
StarringLewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Joe Taslim, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Max Huang, Chin Han, Hiroyuki Sanada
Directed BySimon McQuoid
Produced ByJames Wan, Todd Garner
Budget in USD$95 million
Release Date2021-04-23
Running Time110 minutes
Screenplay ByGreg Russo, Dave Callaham
Content RatingR
Distributed ByWarner Bros. Pictures
Original TitleMortal Kombat
Box Office in USD$83.6 million
CinematographyGermain McMicking
Country of OriginUnited States
Trailer Youtube URLhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYH2sLid0Zc
World Premiere Date2021-04-05
Production Company NameNew Line Cinema, Atomic Monster Productions, Broken Road Productions

The movie Mortal Kombat transports the audience to an ethereal and majestic universe. An enchanting world where the boundaries of reality blur and fantasy and folklore intertwine. Based on the world-renowned video game franchise, this movie features a series of characters with extraordinary abilities who must compete in the biggest tournament: Mortal Kombat.

The story revolves around Earth's greatest champions battling Outworld enemies in a high-stakes battle for the universe. Showcasing mesmerizing martial arts and exciting fight scenes, the film is famous for its never-missing action graphics.

  • Mortal Kombat is more than a movie; it is an ascent to a world that knows no bounds.
  • This is a legendary story about honor, duty and the ultimate struggle for survival.


Mortal Kombat is a cinematic journey full of martial arts, fantasy and immersive storytelling. In a distant realm called Outworld, the evil warlord Shao Kahn plans to take over the multiverse. To avert this looming disaster, Earth's best warriors must prevail in the Mortal Kombat tournament, a brutal interdimensional competition where death is not only a possibility, but an event.
Champions of Earthrealm, including the god of thunder Raiden, the Shaolin monk Liu Kang, and the energetic Hollywood action star Johnny Cage, navigate this world of blood, glory, honor, and betrayal. At the same time, viewers are introduced to the Lin Kuei's legendary assassin Sub-Zero alongside the soul-stealing sorcerer Shang Tsung. The film features an avalanche of visceral fight scenes interspersed with gruesome deaths that honor the legacy of the video game franchise. It's not all about blood and glory; it also captures the essence of each character's individual journey, culminating in an overarching story of trust and survival. Packed with martial arts mayhem, authentic characters and visually stunning locations, Mortal Kombat is an adrenaline-pumping ride that will leave viewers clamoring for more.



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'Mortal Kombat' "film" screenshots
'Mortal Kombat' "film" screenshots
'Mortal Kombat' "film" screenshots


Mortal Kombat follows the story of a failed MMA fighter, Cole Young, who is unsure of his origins or why Outworld Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an alien cryoman, to hunt him down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole begins a search for Sonya at the behest of Blade Jax, a Special Forces Major with the same mysterious dragon that Cole was born with.
After reaching Sonja's hideout, he soon finds himself among an elite group of fighters defending the fate of Earth in a high-profile battle against the enemies of Outworld. This group consists of the fiery Liu Kang, the brutal Kung Lao and the unscrupulous mercenary Kano. Trained by Lord Raiden, the god of war, and protected by the Temple of the Old Gods, the team fights to gain the strength and skills needed to defeat interdimensional foes in the ultimate Mortal Kombat. As the fighting rages, Kol discovers the power of his inner Beyond, a phenomenal force from his soul, in time to not only save his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all. The plot unfolds as a whirlwind of brutal action, unbelievable twists and epic power struggles, leaving every viewer biting their nails till the very end. This exciting story is faithfully based on the story of the classic video game, making Mortal Kombat a must-have for fans and an exciting journey for everyone.


The development of Mortal Kombat was a huge undertaking involving an international team of filmmakers, artists and stunt professionals. From 2019 production began in South Australia, chosen for its versatile landscapes that could convincingly double as multiple game locations.
Determined to stay true to the game's essence, director Simon McQuoid recruited an effective cast capable of handling the demands of the intense, physical roles. A large part of the budget and shooting schedule was devoted to the battle scenes, ensuring that they were as exciting and authentic as possible. The filmmakers worked closely with stunt coordinators and fight choreographers from the video game industry to create the signature moves Fatalities fans have come to expect. Production designer Naaman Marshall and his team created dazzling sets that truly brought the outside world and terrestrial realm to life, using practical effects wherever possible to add realism. But the impressive visuals didn't come at the expense of story and character development. The script went through many drafts to ensure a balance between action and narrative depth.
In addition to the action on set, the entire post-production team worked tirelessly on special effects, sound design and soundtrack composition. One of the most difficult tasks was bringing the four-armed giant Gor to the screen. An unprecedented combination of practicality and digital effects was required to successfully achieve a massive yet palpable presence.
The end result of all these combined efforts is a film that perfectly blends drama, spectacle and visceral action, capturing the spirit of the beloved video game franchise.


Based on the hugely popular and beloved video game franchise, the Mortal Kombat movie has been one that fans have been eagerly awaiting for its release. The film hit the big and home screens in2021. April 23. The feature film served as a reboot of the Mortal Kombat film series and was available simultaneously in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service.

The film's distribution rights in the United States were owned byWarner Bros. Photos. For an international audience, the release was handled by Warner Bros. International ventures. The simultaneous release allowed fans around the world to experience the excitement and action of the Mortal Kombat universe from the comfort of their homes or in an immersive theater environment.

The movie was based on high expectations and built up expectations which definitely paid off and became one of the highest grossers of 2021. movies. The release helped revive the film industry, which had been in decline due to the global pandemic. .

  • Release date: 2021 April 23
  • Distribution: Warner Bros. Pictures (VS), Warner Bros. International Enterprises" (international)
  • Format: In theaters via HBO Max


The Mortal Kombat films have received mixed reviews from critics, fans, and the general public. Original 1995 The Mortal Kombat movie was praised for its gameplay, high-energy action sequences, memorable characters, and captivating storyline. The film managed to bring the violent universe of video games to the big screen, capturing the attention of fans and newcomers alike. However, it was criticized for not enough character development and an over-reliance on visual effects.
The sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, wasn't as well received. Critics panned the plot, dialogue and special effects, although some praised the martial arts choreography. Despite this, he gained a cult following among fans of the game series.
The latest movie Mortal Kombat (2021) received mixed reactions. Some praised the darker and more serious tone, faithful representation of the game's universe, and brutal battle sequences. Others criticized the lack of character development, complex plot, and pacing. Despite mixed reviews, it was a commercial success and cemented the franchise's power in the movie business.

Cultural impact

in 2021 After its release, Mortal Kombat became a major cultural phenomenon and left a clear mark on popular culture. Not only did it revive a classic and beloved franchise, but it also brought significant representation of Asian culture and martial arts to mainstream cinema.
First, the film featured many different characters and integrated elements of different cultures into the plot. It has an unapologetic Asian influence that is reflected in its character design, setting and dialogue. The critically acclaimed production demonstrates a renewed commitment to cultural authenticity that you don't often see in Hollywood productions. In addition, the film further popularized the Mortal Kombat franchise, introducing it to a new generation and rekindling the passion of old fans. The inclusion of iconic catchphrases, iconic sacrifices, and beloved game characters added nostalgia and depth to the film.
The film's cultural reach goes beyond cinema. Elements of Mortal Kombat have permeated various aspects of pop culture, from costume styles influencing fashion trends to iconic lines becoming internet memes. The soundtrack has been adopted by various sports and eSports events, further proving its significant cultural influence. Ultimately, his impact on the martial arts genre cannot be understated. The film's intense and realistically choreographed fight scenes set a new standard for martial arts films and served as an inspiration for future films in the genre. As such, the Mortal Kombat film had a lasting impact not only on its immediate consumers, but also on wider popular culture and cinema.