Mortal Kombat is a 2021 fantasy genre film. Most likely you have been confused by another film of the same name that was released in the 1990s. Don’t worry because we’ve got you covered. The 2021 film is a reboot installment of films released in the 90s with certain updates to the original plot. The new one is created keeping in mind the younger audience which consists mostly of GenZ. However, the production house has also made special efforts to ensure that the original essence of the old film and the true storyline is not lost.
Mortal Kombat 2021 directed by Simon McQuoid. The film’s release also marks McQuoid’s feature directorial debut. The film is largely based on the video game franchise which is also titled – ‘Mortal Kombat.’ This game was created by Ed Boon and John Tobias. The 2021 film has been in the making for a very long time now. The 1997 film drew widespread criticism. This delayed the making of the third film for a very long time, nearly two decades. The film producer and director completed about 7 years ago in 2014 and 2016 respectively.
The film was released by Warner Bros. Pictures. So far, the film has received mixed reviews. The violence and faithful depiction of the game’s storyline garnered all positive reviews from the film. However, the scenario came under heavy criticism. The screenplay was written largely by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham. The film was mostly shot between September and December 2019 in South Australia. Post-production took quite a while, as expected of films from this genre, before finally being released last Friday.
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Mortal Kombat 2021: Plot Synopsis
With a total duration of 110 minutes, Mortal Kombat 2021 is a period fantasy drama that begins in 17th century Japan. An assassin from Lin Kuei’s group killed a member of a rival ninja clan – Shirai Ryu. Hanzo Hashasi’s immediate family was also killed in this clash. After their deaths, Hasashi also committed suicide. The whole family left their youngest child – their baby girl. Raiden decided to take responsibility for him and take him to safety.
The main idea of Mortal Kombat is to unite the deadliest and most skilled assassins from different realms together in one realm. It is a neutral realm where no individual superpowers are at work. Representatives must fight each other to build excellence. In this work, the Outer World has defeated the Earth world in nine death match tournaments in Mortal Kombat out of a total of ten tournaments. Their ultimate goal is to conquer the Earth realm for good.
Ancient prophecies were discovered just before this plan was fulfilled. According to this, ‘Hasashi’s blood’ will bring together a young generation of new champion fighters in the Earth realm, who will not only prevent but also possibly overturn the victory of the Outer World realm in Mortal Kombat. The rest of the storyline follows the lives of 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 Mortal Kombat 2021, we’ll 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 play Jaz in the film along with Ludi Lin as Liu Kang. We can also see Chin Han as Shang Tsung. Joe Taslim as Bi Han and Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi will really set the ball of the storyline in a rolling film to follow the rest of the storyline. Before the rest of the cast was finalized, the core production team assigned Zoe Taslim as Bi Han – the first actor to play a role in a 2021 film.
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Mortal Kombat 2021: Netflix Release Date
The film will be released on April 23, 2021. Currently, Mortal Kombat is available to stream on HBO. You can watch the original film from 1995 on Netflix. However, it looks like we will have to wait a while before we can see the final film on our favorite streaming site.
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