Trailer of ‘Mortal Kombat’: the video game returns to the cinema in an adaptation full of ninja clans, wizards and fatalities
Despite the time that has elapsed since the creation of the video game in 1992 and the turns that the lore of the saga has given through sequels, adaptations and all kinds of rehashes, it is clear that there is a turning point in the franchise: deliveries X and XI, what turned a charismatic but limited fighting game into the genre’s current smash hit.
It was logical that, with the renewed interest in a franchise (interest that had not been completely extinguished at any time, it must be recognized), a new film adaptation was launched. Led by Simon McQuoid and with screenwriter Dave Callaham on board (‘The Mercenaries’,’Wonder Woman 1984‘,’ Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings’), ‘Mortal Kombat’ is ready for a good fatality (or a face lift). It will arrive on April 16 simultaneously in theaters and HBO Max.
New characters, old enemies
Everything we knew about this new production appears in the trailer: the protagonist is not any of the traditional fighters, but a new hero, Cole Young, who we see with the Mortal Kombat dragon logo tattooed. We also see in the trailer for the first time characters that had not been revealed, such as Sonya Blade, Goro or Mileena.
The game’s viscera and amputations festival, as expected, It does not appear in the trailer, but we do have a dose of brutality greater than usual. And it is clear that in Warner they know what we want to see: the confrontation between the Sub-Zero and Scorpion ninja clans, good choreography and that impossible mix between cyber-donkeys, evil-eyed sorcerers, and a lot of posturing in full combat. Our body is ready for another ‘Mortal Kombat’.