Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer

Look, maybe it’s time we just stop expecting video game movies to be good. After nearly 30 years of turning them into movies, we don’t have a lot to show for it, and this year’s latest entry is no exception.

Mortal Kombat take a more serious approach to the fighting game, courtesy of director Simon McQuoid, with an adaptation the mythology that has grown with the video game franchise over the past couple decades. But despite an impressive attention to detail and some outstanding martial arts choreography, the Mortal Kombat Honest Trailer reminds us that the movie is nothing more than a pre-game to the real tournament, which is only referenced as a promise for the sequel that may not even happen. Read More »

weekend box office demon slayer

Looks like Mortal Kombat suffered a fatality at the box office (get it, because that’s a thing they say in the games?). The latest attempt to turn the video game franchise into a film was number one at the box office the last time we spoke of these things, but in the week since, it’s fallen to number two while the anime Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – which had previously been in second place – climbed to number one. But in both cases, the two top films lost 70% of their audiences, which isn’t a great sign for the box office in general.

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Mortal Kombat Featurette

Mortal Kombat is out in theaters and on HBO Max, and if you’re wondering how director Simon McQuoid brought the video game action to life, a new featurette digs into the creation of the fight scenes. They didn’t even need to use a player’s guide to pull off the killer combos. Read More »

David and Devindra are joined by friends of the show Tara Ariano and Daanish Syed to chat about the good, the bad, and the awkward of the Academy Awards. For the feature review, the cast watches Mortal Kombat, the directorial debut of Simon McQuoid.

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mortal kombat box office

The box office was in dire straits for a few months there thanks to the pandemic, but it looks like slowly and steadily, people are ready to go back to the movies. Godzilla vs. Kong recently became the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic, and now, another Warner Bros. release – Mortal Kombat – has climbed its way to the top of the charts. But it’s not alone. The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train made its domestic debut and gave Mortal Kombat a run for its money. In the end, though, Mortal Kombat claimed the number one spot.  Read More »

Mortal Kombat Trailer Views

The new Mortal Kombat movie is bad.

Sure, maybe you enjoyed it. Maybe it scratched a specific itch for you. Maybe it surpassed your low standards. But let’s be honest with ourselves here: it’s a bad movie, a misfire that somehow manages to ignore what makes its source material such goofy, compelling fun while also failing as an actual piece of cinema.

I’m not here to write a review of Mortal Kombat. We already have one of those. I’m here to talk about the worst part of the new film, the element that ground my gears to dust and made it clear that this take on the obscenely violent and utterly ridiculous video game franchise didn’t understand the appeal of those games. This is an aspect that even Paul W.S. Anderson’s 1995 film – itself an imperfect, rubbery pile of nonsense – managed to get right. In other words: no excuses.

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Final Tenet Trailer

It’s gonna be May (are we still doing that joke?) soon, which means HBO Max – which has quickly become one of the best streaming services around in terms of content – is going to unleash a whole slew of new movies (and TV shows) you’re going to want to check out. So let’s take a gander at the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in May 2021, shall we?

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mortal kombat review

Despite all its blood and guts and fatalities, the Mortal Kombat video game series has a certain silliness to it. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you – the silliness is part of the fun, part of the charm of it all. After all, Mortal Kombat is ultimately the story of characters punching and kicking each other for the fate of the world. Some of these characters are humans; some are robots; some are giant monsters with four arms; some are immortal ninjas; some are full-blown gods; it’s a rich, goofy tapestry. To adapt that into a movie requires the right sort of balance, and perhaps even a certain degree of camp. Which makes the new Mortal Kombat movie all the more frustrating. Here is a film taking itself so dreadfully serious that it forgets to let us have any fun. Worse than that, it’s kind of boring.

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mortal kombat sequels

Get ready for at least four more movies of ice-kicking. Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim, who plays the iconic villain in the upcoming Mortal Kombat, has revealed that he’s signed on for four more sequels. Flawless victory (for Mortal Kombat fans)!

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Mortal Kombat Opening Scene

Mortal Kombat comes to theaters and HBO Max this weekend, and just in case you need a little incentive, Warner Bros. went ahead and released the first seven minutes of the film online. This action-packed, blood-drenched opener takes you back to 1617 and shows the start of a battle between Bi-Han (Joe Taslim) and Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada). Of course, those familiar with the Mortal Kombat series will likely recognize that those characters are destined to become Sub-Zero and Scorpion – but when the film starts, that hasn’t happened just yet.

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