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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

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

Cole's daughter made a yellow-black bracelet. Those colors are signature colors of Scorpion's costumes. See more »

Goofs

At final fight with Scorpion and Cole, Sub Zero open his mask, there is blood at his nose to mouth. But, in the next scene, the blood at his nose suddenly disappear. 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

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 »


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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Amazing for fans (but improvable). For the rest... probably less so.
16 April 2021 | by educallejeroSee all my reviews

The good: the story mostly works, the characterizations are insanely good (from costumes to personalities), and the movie is as gory and brutal as needed, actually way funnier than expected, and the CGI for the powers really great.

The bad: the story is a bit messy, the characters motivations and reactions not always 100% natural and/or coherent, and the action and fights (with the exception of the ones with Scorpion) are fine, but the choreography and/or filming is kind of weak (easy to improve with a bigger budget and more talent on board).


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USA

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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:

$37,886,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$72,986,000
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2.39 : 1
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