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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.

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Simon McQuoid

Writers:

Greg Russo (screenplay by), Dave Callaham (screenplay by) | 4 more credits »

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Cast

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

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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Dan Southworth, who was rumored in 2002 to appear in the series as Kenshi, was later cast as the character in season 2 of Mortal Kombat: Legacy. See more »

Goofs

The film starts with the introduction of Hanzo Hasashi who lives in 1617. Later on, Raiden says to the sorcerer that the Hasashi bloodline still lives on after 4000 years. Correctly would be after 400 years. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Harumi Hasashi: I'm going to need more than two buckets.
Satoshi 'Jubei' Hasashi: [hears baby cry] Can I check on my sister?
Hanzo Hasashi: Go. See your sister.
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Crazy Credits

Part of the closing credits take part in a red and black montage of scenes from the film.

At the end, the film title appears in blood, which drips down. See more »

Connections

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Soundtracks

Techno Syndrome 2021
Written by Olivier Jean-Jacques Adams
Produced by Benjamin Wallfisch
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Solid 7. Maybe some slight spoilers
24 April 2021 | by sedwingSee all my reviews

Faithful to the game as far as fatalities go. Faithful to the Sub-Zero and Scorpion rivalry. Action packed, great fighting choreography, acting was good. What it lacked was the tournament. It seemed the story and script was overwhelmed by the decades of story from the game. It needs sequels to complete what I watched. It seems they set up for one. It made me feel like this movie was made to set up more. Overall they stayed faithful, and developed a movie lovers of the franchise cannot ignore to love. Gore, funny, action.


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USA

Language:

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Release Date:

23 April 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat 3 See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$23,302,503, 25 April 2021

Gross USA:

$37,851,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$70,651,000
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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