Mortal Kombat (1995) Review

If you’re thirty or older, chances are you’ve played or heard of this game. Parents were outraged when it was released, due to its extreme violence and gore. They tried to ban it, but The Elder Gods had other plans. Mortal Kombat is a historical landmark in 90s cinema. Starring Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashbey, and the legendary Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa. It’s everything you’d expect from the video game adaptation.

The biggest flaw the movie has is its lack of logic and poor writing. There are scenes that are just ridiculous and insulting to the intelligence of the audience. Like twirling a bucket of water several times and nothing spilling out.

It’s a film that is so bad its good. Christopher Lambert delivers an accent that will have you laughing for days. The costumes were spot on, and the set pieces were extravagant, making it feel like a different world.

You won’t be disappointed with the stunts or fight scenes. It was cool to see game bosses like Prince Goro in live action. His face is the thing of nightmares, you will never forget it. The franchise has a reboot being released this Friday, April 23rd, 2021, on HBO Max. If you want to see how things were done the first time around give this one a go. Mortal Kombat gets a 6 out of 10.

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