“FINISH HIM!” and “GET OVER HERE!” are probably two of the most iconic phrases in video game history and made their Mortal Kombat reboot debut with the release of the official Mortal Kombat movie trailer today! Any Mortal Kombat fan will cringe at the thought of a new movie as the originals were pretty damn terrible but not as bad as some video game movies like the Super Mario Bros. Movie. While it’s difficult to judge completely, it seems that like the Sonic the Hedgehog movie, we may have a winner.
Without giving too many details, the Mortal Kombat trailer gives a brief synopsis of the storyline and shows off many of the original iconic characters like Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, Shang Tsung, Goro, Kung Lao, and many many more. It’s no surprise that the trailer is full of combat and incredible special effects showing off many of these characters’ special abilities with a final montage of the infamous Fatalities.
Twitter users are typically critical of the trailer pointing out various omissions like Mileena’s pointed teeth and the lack of Johnny Cage’s appearance but overall it seems that the vast majority are finding the trailer quite favorable. We expect a lot more detail to be released with upcoming trailers as it’s typical for the production company to not give everything away on the first trailer.
Mortal Kombat is being co-produced by New Line Cinema. Atomic Monster Productions and Broken Road Productions, will be released in theaters, IMAX, and exclusively on HBO Max on April 16th. Check out the first Mortal Kombat movie trailer below!