The new Mortal Kombat movie has some top talent involved, with The Raid’s Joe Taslim starring as Sub Zero and James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring, Insidious) acting as a producer.
The Mortal Kombat 2021 movie has big shoes to fill as the original 1995 film is arguably the best video game movie ever made.
Unlike other 90s video game movies such as Super Mario Bros and the Jean Claude Van Damme Street Fighter, the OG Mortal Kombat movie tapped into what made the source material so appealing to legions of fans.
The director of that movie, Paul Anderson, would go on to make plenty more video game movies – including films in the Resident Evil series as well as Dead or Alive and the recent Monster Hunter film.
Like with the 1995 original, the latest Mortal Kombat film hasn’t been met with a good critical reception.
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