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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

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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

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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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After watching the movie, pro wrestler Mike Mizanin lamented on social media about Johnny Cage not being part of the film. He expressed an interest in being cast in the role for the next installment. Creator Ed Boon responded, "Guy makes a compelling case." See more »

Goofs

After Kano is stabbed in the leg by Sonya Blade @ 32:32 he limps for a few scenes and then the limp is "gone" 10 min later and the remainder of the film. 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

Remake of Mortal Kombat (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm Your Puppet
Written by Dan Penn and Spooner Oldham (as Lindon Oldham)
Performed by James & Bobby Purify
Courtesy of RCA Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Entertainment Australia Pty Ltd
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A valiant effort but exactly what you expect
18 April 2021 | by cyrax-92742See all my reviews

Great action and fight choreography as was to be expected from a movie with this title, special effects regarding characters and their abilities were also very well done especially considering the budget constraints this movie had. Storyline was predictable from the beginning and the writing itself isn't gonna win any awards, characters say their catchphrases from the games in key moments of the film, however, one big surprise for me was the character of Kano. He was the biggest and funniest comic relief character in the whole movie, constantly throwing jokes and insults at other characters. Probably one of the funniest, self aware movie characters I've seen in a long time.

There are also weird editing jumps in the movie, one moment you're looking at characters interacting and in the next you're looking at something completely different. The movie suffers from a few of these, but given this is the directors first foray into the world of movie making, I'll take that L, most of the other important things were handled with care,

If you know what you're getting and your expectations are right, this movie isn't gonna let you down with violence and gore, if you're expecting more then it's gonna be a letdown.


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USA

Language:

English | Japanese | Chinese

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:

$39,915,039

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$76,715,039
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2.39 : 1
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