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MMA fighter Cole Young seeks out Earth's greatest champions in order to stand against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe.


Simon McQuoid


Greg Russo (screenplay by), Dave Callaham (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lewis Tan ... Cole Young
Jessica McNamee ... Sonya Blade
Josh Lawson ... Kano
Joe Taslim ... Bi-Han / Sub-Zero
Mehcad Brooks ... Jax
Matilda Kimber ... Emily
Laura Brent ... Allison
Tadanobu Asano ... Lord Raiden
Hiroyuki Sanada ... Hanzo Hasashi / Scorpion
Chin Han ... Shang Tsung
Ludi Lin ... Liu Kang
Max Huang ... Kung Lao
Sisi Stringer ... Mileena
Mel Jarnson ... Nitara
Nathan Jones ... Reiko


MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan), accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage-or why Outworld's Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family's safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) at the direction of Jax (Mehcad Brooks), a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang) and rogue mercenary Kano (Josh Lawson), as he prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana-the immense power from within his soul-in time to save not... Written by Warner Bros.

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, and some crude references | See all certifications »

Did You Know?


The actors who portray Shang Tsung in Mortal Kombat (1995) and Mortal Kombat (2021) are born exactly 19 years and 2 months apart, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa was born on September 27, 1950 and Chin Han was born on November 27, 1969. See more »


Bi-Han: I am Sub-Zero.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros logo appears with fire burning beneath it, while the New Line Cinema logo gets covered in ice; fire and ice are the powers of Mortal Kombat rivals Scorpion and Sub-Zero. See more »


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Heads Will Roll (A-Trak remix)
Written by Karen O (as Karen Orzolek), Brian Chase and Nick Zinner (as Nicholas Zinner)
Performed by Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Courtesy of Interscope Records/Polydor Ltd. (U.K.)/Universal Music Australia
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Expect The Unexpected
9 April 2021 | by Krush_BurnerSee all my reviews

The main point I'd like to start with is that this is not the film about Mortal Kombat tournament, this is feels more like an origin story or rather a spin-off. Scripts deals greatly with training and team building and heritage, leaving nearly everything else behind. This certainly sets new MK apart from 1995 version let alone (epic) failed 1997 sequel. Sure, this is still Mortal Kombat, but different in some important ways.

Cole Young character seems totally unneccesry as an audience surrogate, Johhny Cage (whose absence is unforgivable) or Stryker easily can replace this one to introduce unfamiliar moviegoers to MK mythology and story arc. Character designs are good (great sometimes), but most locations looks unimaginative and pale to say the least. Dialogues are... alright, let's just skip this part.

But regarding the fights and its style, Mortal Kombat is an eye-candy.

Most battles ends with a gruesome fatalities, hearts are ripped off, hand and legs are thrown apart. The climatic clash between Sub-Zero and Scorpion is a truly remarkable piece of maritial arts cinema. The blood and guts, basiclaly, redeems all the flaws between action sequences. If you're an open-minded MK fanlike me - go see it and have fun.

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23 April 2021 (USA) See more »

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