Mortal Kombat is now out in theaters and available to stream on the HBO Max streaming service, with its Rotten Tomatoes Score now in as 136 reviews are accounted for.
The Mortal Kombat Rotten Tomatoes score currently sits at a 53% Rotten, with the Audience Score yet to come in.
The score is better than the 1995 movie’s 43% and much higher than 1997’s Mortal Kombat Annihilation score of only 2%.
The recent animated movie that came out last year, Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion’s Revenge, performed much better at a 90%.
I wasn’t really expecting much from the reviews, and to be honest, I am not expecting much from the movie (I have yet to see it), but I’m hoping it’s entertaining and throws some nods to the video game for fans.
Interestingly enough, I got a buddy who runs movie theaters out in Los Angeles who said ticket sales for Mortal Kombat and Sony’s Demon Slayer anime flick are neck and neck; Demon Slayer currently sits at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes with twelve reviews.
If you are on the fence about watching Mortal Kombat, WB released the first seven minutes which can be watched here.
Mortal Kombat: Stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat is directed by Simon McQuoid, produced by James Wan and stars Lewis Tan (“Deadpool 2,” Netflix’s “Wu Assassins”) as Cole Young; Jessica McNamee (“The Meg”) as Sonya Blade; Josh Lawson (“Bombshell”) as Kano; Tadanobu Asano (“Midway”) as Lord Raiden; Mehcad Brooks (TV’s “Supergirl”) as Jackson “Jax” Bridges; Ludi Lin (“Aquaman”) as Liu Kang; with Chin Han (“Skyscraper”) as Shang Tsung; Joe Taslim (“Star Trek Beyond”) as Bi-Han and Sub-Zero; and Hiroyuki Sanada (“Skyscraper”) as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion. Also featured are Max Huang as Kung Lao; Sisi Stringer as Mileena; Matilda Kimber as Emily Young; and Laura Brent as Allison Young.
In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana— the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?