- A valiant effort but exactly what you expect 4/18/2021 12:00:00 AM by cyrax-92742
Great action and fight choreography as was to be expected from a movie with this title, special effects regarding characters and their abilities were also very well done especially considering the budget constraints this movie had. Storyline was predictable from the beginning and the writing itself isn't gonna win any awards, characters say their catchphrases from the games in key moments of the film, however, one big surprise for me was the character of Kano. He was the biggest and funniest comic relief character in the whole movie, constantly throwing jokes and insults at other characters. Probably one of the funniest, self aware movie characters I've seen in a long time.
There are also weird editing jumps in the movie, one moment you're looking at characters interacting and in the next you're looking at something completely different. The movie suffers from a few of these, but given this is the directors first foray into the world of movie making, I'll take that L, most of the other important things were handled with care,
If you know what you're getting and your expectations are right, this movie isn't gonna let you down with violence and gore, if you're expecting more then it's gonna be a letdown.
- Pretty good overall but the lack of a tournament annoyed me. 4/22/2021 12:00:00 AM by alvarax
I enjoyed MK overall, it was funny, action packed and generally quite faithful as an adaptation. The acting was also really good, with Joe Taslim as Subzero being the highlight for me. I was very disappointed however with the lack of an actual tournament, the fights were either ambush's or quick come and go brawls, there was no structure or rules, which I expected for the first mortal Kombat movie.
I also didn't gravitate towards the newcomer Cole, I felt like he was unnecessary, I understand wanting to do your own thing sometimes but this was not one of those times. He also beats an iconic MK character which rubbed me the wrong way, but hopefully we'll see them again. The opening is brilliant and the second act is solid, but it's final act is very rushed and leaves you with little time to take it all in. Pretty good but not what I was hoping for.
- My (bloody) dreams have become true 4/19/2021 12:00:00 AM by sissivaleria
I have been fan of Mortal Kombat for a few years, and this movie is perfect for the videogame, if you know the history and characters you will be excited if you watch it, since the cast, story and fights are exactly what I imagined. Mortal Kombat is cheesy in its way, and I love that they captured that, but some people could not understand this. Anyways, I cannot wait for the second part of this movie.
(Ps: Sorry if my English is not that good, but I needed to talk about this movie)
- Fun, gory but could be better! 4/20/2021 12:00:00 AM by viantyara
I don't really play Mortal Kombat or even follow the concept behind it. But even so, I enjoyed this movie. The fighting choreography is top notch! The costume, the cgi is also worth the hype. I love that they decided to make it rated R. But there's also some things that bothered me, like some bad cinematography, cheesy dialogues, and the somehow boring protagonist. The act 3 of the movie really felt rushed like the writers only had 5 minutes left to finish the script. I hope the sequel will have a better act 3.
- Amazing for fans (but improvable). For the rest... probably less so. 4/16/2021 12:00:00 AM by educallejero
The good is that, the story mostly works, the characterizations are insanely good (from costumes to personalities), and the movie is as gory and brutal as needed, actually way funnier than expected, and the CGI for the powers really great.
The bad is that the story is a bit messy, the characters motivations and reactions not always 100% natural and/or coherent, and the action and fights (with the exception of the ones with Scorpion) are fine, but the choreography and/or filming of it doesn't let us enjoy them as much as we should.