Millennials and gamers can rejoice; the trailer in front Mortal Kombat 2021 has fallen from the sky with the force of a pounding Sheeva. The film has long been from the Mortal Kombat franchise – one that began with the release of the first game in 1992.
Since then, the game series has risen to legendary status, as fans born during and after that time Mortal Kombat 1 has been released, enjoy the fully evolved versions of the games that continue to appear on the latest game consoles.
The Mortal Kombat franchise comes with a lot more than just games like the extensive one MK universe has produced TV series, comic books and several feature films. The films of Mortal Kombat the past has been widely criticized for falling flat, squandering the potential of the gruesome, outrageous and thrilling video game series.
In 1995, the first generation of fight gamers as we know them rushed to the cinema with the ferocity of a Liu Kang fireball; the first Mortal Kombat movie was released.
Fans could see their favorite characters live and on the big screen for the first time, but the movie left something to be desired; we only have a handful of characters, and the fight sequences were tame enough to interact with mom and dad (yawnFans wanted more, and of course Hollywood delivered.
1997’s Mortal Kombat: Annihilation tried to correct the 1995 mistakes Mortal Kombat, and managed to fall even shorter than the last movie; Mortal Kombat: Annihilation managed to give us more characters, but an even more concise story with even tamer battles (was it too much to ask to see Cyrax spit oil on a bloody Ermac?
We saw fatalities in both movies, but nothing like the ones that resulted in a 1993 US Congress hearing on the dangerous nature of video games and the need for censorship.
The Mortal Kombat 90s movies are anything but toasty, so what can we expect Mortal Kombat 2021? The trailer gives us some clues that the new Mortal Kombat has made new efforts to give the fans what they want.
The trailer for Mortal Kombat 2021 immediately kicks off the chase when we see everyone’s favorite frozen ninja Sub-Zero in the first few seconds. The people behind Mortal Kombat 2021 seemed to have done their research; no one will be one Mortal Kombat movie without Sub-Zero.
It won’t be long before we see blood when Jax sees Briggs crushing his arms, and fans realize this isn’t your grandma’s Mortal Kombat movie.
The carnage continues as the trailer rages on like an eight-move combo, and it becomes abundantly clear Mortal Kombat 2021 will be the first R-rated Mortal Kombat movie (And last but not least) and the public will see why the first Mortal Kombat game had so many parents calling their senators in a battle for the innocence of their children.
Moreover, we can see that Mortal Kombat 2021 has swapped mixed martial arts featured in every one-off action movie and action figure-looking 90s white men posing as Asian henchmen for more realistic choreography and a refreshing cast of newcomers.
Mortal Kombat 2021 appears to be targeting the audience that has elevated the franchise to legendary status as the trailer features only OG characters that millennials came to know and love in the 90s and early 2000s, Mortal Kombat 11‘s Skarlet for Mortal Kombat II‘s Kung Lao.
However, the focus on original characters does not mean Mortal Kombat 2021 will completely ignore the evolution of the game series; the trailer shows slow motion sequences in the middle of a fight, a consistent feature in the latest Mortal Kombat games – the one that the next generation played in nauseum.
Despite some overused CGI and minor clues to the movie’s story, the Mortal Kombat The 2021 trailer looks a lot more promising than the franchise’s early efforts, and fans wonder if we’ll get the first one great Mortal Kombat film in 2021. Fans will have to wait until April to test their strength and find out when Mortal Kombat 2021 will be released in theaters and HBO Max.
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