It’s not often that I go into a movie worrying about whether it will be too well done. But such was the case with Mortal Kombat (2021). Dating all the way back to the original arcade game in October of 1992, Mortal Kombat has walked the line between ridiculous and insane. From the 1995 Paul W.S. Anderson film to Mortal Kombat 11, the series has always been done with a light-hearted and crazy touch.
This is why I am so delighted to report that Mortal Kombat (2021) is thankfully very stupid. Let’s break it down.