Mortal Kombat (2021) - Theatrical Review Blu-ray Review | High Def Digest
There is quite a lot of world-building in this first reboot film that sets up more sequels, however, things move at a quick pace to dive into action sequences rather than showcase dramatic dialogue-driven scenes. This is a relatively good element as to not drag down the goal at hand here - fantastic fights, blood, and characters revealing their superhuman abilities, which is brought to life from co-writer David Callaham (The Expendables, WW84). The opening few minutes takes place in 17th century Japan where a guy named Bi-Han with an uncanny ability to freeze people and objects, attacks a peaceful village of Hanzo Hasashi and his family, a super-skilled ninja who is deadly with a dagger attached to a rope.
After this sequence, the film cuts to the present day and follows Cole, a sub-par MMA fighter with a dragon birthmark. Meanwhile, the Outworld that is led by the soul-sucking madman Shang Tsung is readying his fighters to invade Earth in order to cheat to win the tenth and final Mortal Kombat tournament so that he may destroy and rule …
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