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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Trivia

In 2003, Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed Mortal Kombat (1995) was offered to direct the third film but turned it down to work on Alien vs. Predator (2004). In 2010, he told G4 in a interview that he expressed interest in returning to Mortal Kombat, though he is not currently under consideration to do so. See more »

Goofs

Before the $200 fight happening, Ally helped Cole put on his hand wraps. The camera focuses on his hands close enough and there were no additional pads beneath the wraps. But when the fights happening and the camera zoomed on Cole's hand when he taps out, additional white pads were seen popping out of the wrap. 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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7 is about right.
23 April 2021 | by mclive25-877-401488See all my reviews

Plot was lacking but the violence, gore and fighting choreography made up for it. The editing was a bit choppy and lacked in arrears that needed more detail. With all that being said, it was overall enjoyable if you're an MK fan.


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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:

$42,189,608

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,389,608
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2.39 : 1
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