The first reviews for Mortal Kombat have praised the new martial arts film as “gleefully gritty” and “a pleasure to watch for fans.”Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Tan as Cole Young, a former MMA fighter who has no idea who he is or what the dragon mark on his body means. The film is based on the iconic video game series of the same name.The film, which also stars Jessica McNamee from Home and Away and Josh Lawson from Superstore, has already been released in a few countries, including Russia and South Korea, and with its release in the United States approaching, the first critical reviews have begun to arrive.
While reviewers have differed on the film’s characters and dialogue, one thing has been agreed upon so far: the battle scenes more than live up to expectations.
“If you’re a Mortal Kombat fan, you’ll have a blast since you’ll fill in the gaps with your pre-existing knowledge of the series and just revel in the violence. But for the average viewer, there will be little reason to care for the stakes here. Ultimately that’s what 2021’s Mortal Kombat comes down to – a solid video game adaptation full of fan service for the gamers (stay for the sequel tease) and a decent action movie for everyone else.”