‘Mortal Kombat’ Releases Character Motion Posters Ahead Of Tomorrow’s Trailer

The first official trailer for the reboot of Mortal Kombat hits tomorrow at noon EST, but the movie gods have blessed us with a series of motion posters highlighting most of the major characters. I originally thought it was odd to have a reboot for 1995’s Mortal Kombat, which itself is based on one of the most popular and controversial video games of all time, 25 years after the original hit. Then I played the latest game in the series, and now I get it. Mortal Kombat has always had a treasure chest of lore and story just waiting to be mined, but no one has been able to really make the most of the story that had been written.

The original film was pretty good, the sequel marginally worse, and the TV show was completely forgettable. All the while the games, which started as simple 1 on 1 fights, evolved into a fight based narrative story crossing dimensions and generations.  If I’m being totally honest I don’t think this new flick is going to hit all the boxes for awesomeness, but I’m remaining hopeful and know that I’m going to have fun with it at the least.

Here’s the official synopsis for Mortal Kombat:

From New Line Cinema comes the explosive new cinematic adventure “Mortal Kombat,” inspired by the blockbuster video game franchise, which most recently enjoyed the most successful video game launch in its history, Mortal Kombat 11. The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (“The Conjuring” universe films, “Aquaman,”), Todd Garner (“Into the Storm,” “Tag”), McQuoid and E. Bennett Walsh (“Men in Black: International,” “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”). 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?

Check out the motion posters below and look for Mortal Kombat in theaters and on HBOMax on April 16th, 2021



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