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Mortal Kombat (2021)

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Critic Consensus: Largely for fans of the source material but far from fatal(ity) flawed, Mortal Kombat revives the franchise in appropriately violent fashion.

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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?

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Cast

Lewis Tan
as Cole Young
Jessica McNamee
as Sonya Blade
Tadanobu Asano
as Lord Raiden, Raiden
Joe Taslim
as Bi-Han/Sub-Zero
Mehcad Brooks
as Jackson "Jax" Briggs, Jax, Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs
Ludi Lin
as Liu Kang
Laura Brent
as Allison, Allison Young
Hiroyuki Sanada
as Hanzo Hasashi/Scorpion
Chin Han
as Shang Tsung
Max Huang
as Kung Lao
Ian Streetz
as Ramirez
Yukiko Shinohara
as Harumi Hasashi
Ren Miyagawa
as Satoshi 'Jubei' Hasashi
Mia Hall
as Hasashi's Baby
David Field
as Referee
Kris McQuade
as Cargo Plan Pilot, Cargo Plane Pilot
Angus Sampson
as Voice of Goro
Alice Nassery
as Shang Tsung Elite Guard
Damon Herriman
as As the Voice of Kabal, Voice of Kabal
Michael Coward
as Bar Straggler
Mike Foenander
as Audience Fight Scene
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Leaning all into a foul-mouthed Aussie stereotype, [Josh Lawson] makes Hugh Jackman's Wolverine seem terribly polite.

May 27, 2021 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It could have been much much worse. I went in with particularly low expectations but kind of enjoyed it. The thing I did enjoy most was the gratuitous gore...

May 10, 2021 | Full Review…

It's half Avengers wannabe, half martial arts exhibition match, but, alas, all dull.

May 8, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

It's ultimately a disappointment because Cole's emotional journey is uninvolving.

May 8, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a bold gamble to create a film that feels like the homework you have to do before the fun - and the actual Mortal Kombat - begins. And with a sequel yet to be announced, it's unclear whether the risk was worth it.

May 7, 2021 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The 36th Chamber of Shaolin, Five Deadly Venoms, Eight Diagram Pole Fighter, The Mystery of Chess Boxing: a five-minute chunk from any of the above will yield more spectacle and style than $55 million of present-day Hollywood capital can apparently buy.

May 7, 2021 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

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