Mortal Kombat ***


What can I say about “Mortal Kombat”? If you are a fan of the video game then you should give this a watch. It is a guilty pleasure of mine. If you are a fan of martial arts movies in general then maybe you will get a kick out of it. If you hate those genres and styles altogether then do not bother with this because it is not for you.

The plot involves a martial arts tournament where the winner gets to rule the world. Yes the fate of our planet rests in the hands of who can punch and kick more. All the characters from the game get there moment to fight. I mostly enjoyed the rumble between Johnny Cage and Scorpion.

The film was directed by Paul Anderson, who most genre fans seem to have a hate on for. I find his flicks to either be enjoyable campiness or just bad. Here he does a pretty admirable job at adapting the video game as it is, in to a 90 minute movie.


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