The addictive video game turned movie script Mortal Kombat is scheduled to arrive in our returning theaters and even HBO Max next week! Even with that being said, the pre-game celebration has already sprung into action.
Warner Bros, who also created the popular and recent “Godzilla vs Kong”, has delivered a promising featurette already to the ancient martial arts movie. Fatalities, Violence, and marvelous fighters are all involved soundly. If the trailer is a small representation of what we should expect in the cozy theatre chairs or home couches, then we should expect to see a movie that skews from not living up to the classic, yet legendary video game.
International audiences have already viewed the action-packed experience and made their mark on the worldwide phenomena. The most fulfilling praise of critics came from A’bidah Zaid of Greek Culture, who states “The visuals, sound effects, gore, and action are exactly what fans have been looking for since the original 1995 film and more”.
The film relishes from jaw-dropping action clips and mesmerizing visuals, but there are some negative remarks on the piece of work. There were complaints of the film not going in-depth on the character development. This take could be expected by lots of Mortal Kombat fans given the brute, simplistic plot of the film. Fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise and movie bugs would understand a similar resemblance in movies like John Wick, or Mad Max Fury Road.
Even if the character development was a flaw in the grand scheme of things, there was impressive character work done for the film in itself. One of the main characters named Sub-Zero was played by the well reputable actors in Joe Taslim. Taslim starred in films such as “Fast and Furious”, “Star Trek Beyond”, and he even was a close fan of the franchise as a kid who grew up playing the game avidly. Simon McQuoid, director of the movie, had an eye for Taslim, as McQuoid stated “He was the first picture to go to on my pin-up on my wall of “That’s who I want’. And so he was cast first.”
The director of the anticpated screen play believes that a profile like Taslim brings more legimiticacy to the film. And where a film gives less leeway to story telling from the main characters, it’s vital that an actor with a deeply rooted experience in action fueled movies can relate to the audience through what he does best: fighting.