Mortal Kombat is a 2021 movie in the fantasy genre. The chances are that you have confused yourself with another movie of the same name that was released in the 1990s. Don’t worry because we have got you covered. The 2021 movie is a reboot installment of the one that was released in the 90s with certain updates to the original plot. The new one has been made keeping the younger audience which mostly comprises GenZ, in mind. However, the production house has also taken special efforts to ensure that the original essence of the old movie and the actual storyline is not lost.
Mortal Kombat 2021 has been directed by Simon McQuoid. The release of this movie also marks McQuoid’s feature directorial debut. The movie is mainly based on a video game franchise also titled – ‘Mortal Kombat.’ This game was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The 2021 movie has been in the making for a very long time now. The 1997 movie received widespread criticism. This delayed the making of the third movie for a very long time, nearly two decades. The producer and director of the movie were finalized about 7 years back in 2014 and 2016, respectively.
The movie was released by Warner Bros. Pictures. So far, the movie has received mixed reviews. The violence and faithful portrayal of the game’s storyline raked in all the positive reviews of the movie. However, the screenplay was fairly criticized. The screenplay for the movie was mainly written by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. The movie was mainly shot between September and December 2019 in Southern Australia. It spent a long time in the post-production stage, as expected from movies in this genre, before finally being released last Friday.
Mortal Kombat 2021: Plot Synopsis
With a total running time of 110 minutes, Mortal Kombat 2021 is a period fantasy drama that starts in 17th Century Japan. Assassins of the Lin Kuei group kill members of a rival ninja clan – Shirai Ryu. Hanzo Hashasi’s immediate family also dies in this clash. Post their death, Hasashi takes his own life too. The entire family is survived by their youngest child – their infant daughter. Raiden decides to be responsible for her and takes her to safety.
The main idea of Mortal Kombat is to bring the deadliest and most skillful assassins from different realms together in one realm. This is a neutral realm where no one’s individual superpower works. The representatives must fight off with each other to establish superiority. In the present work, the Outworld realm has already defeated the Earth realm in nine deathmatch tournaments in Mortal Kombat out of a total of ten. Their main aim is to conquer the Earth realm for good.
An ancient prophecy is recovered right before this plan is fulfilled. According to this, the ‘blood of Hasashi’ will bring together a new younger generation of champion fighters in the Earth realm, which not only prevent but also possibly overturn the Outworld realm’s victory in Mortal Kombat. The rest of the storyline follows the lives of the different characters as they overcome various setbacks to find Hasashi’s bloodline and set this prophecy to test.
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Mortal Kombat 2021: Cast Details
In the 2021 instalment of Mortal Kombat, we will see Lewis Tan as Cole Young and Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade. There will also be Josh Lawson as Kano and Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden. Mehcad Brooks will star as Jaz in the movie along with Ludi Lin as Liu Kang. We can also expect to see Chin Han as Shang Tsung. Joe Taslim as Bi Han and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi will actually set the ball of the plotline in the movie rolling for the rest of the storyline to follow. Before the rest of the cast was finalized, the core production team finalized Zoe Taslim as Bi Han – the first actor to be cast in the 2021 movie.
Mortal Kombat 2021: Netflix Release Date
The movie was released on the 23rd of April 2021. At the moment, Mortal Kombat is available for streaming on HBO. You can catch the original movie from 1995 on Netflix. However, it seems like we have to wait a while before we can see the last movie on our favorite streaming site.
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