Released 22.02.2021 15:09
Martial arts on a new brutal level? The new trailer for the 2021 version of “Mortal Kombat” makes our eyes widen. Where the last film adaptations were too timid, the new fantasy adventure really cleans up and it gets bloody!
The plan worked, which could not be said of the first films. As you will see in the new trailer, Warner Bros. now has the courage to be closer to the original.
Where “Resident Evil” director Paul WS Anderson was presumably set too narrow barriers for commercial success at the time, director Simon McQuoid can now let off steam. “Mortal Kombat” is his feature film debut and makes a lot of sense.
The martial arts techniques seem mature and the fans of the game series should feel in good hands.
The Mongol”. Not to forget Ludi Lin, whom we also know “Power Rangers” and “Aquaman”.
The fact that so much violence and blood is not for everyone is a courageous step for the remake, but at least gets the fans of the games on board. On YouTube, too, the reaction videos roll over at the sight of the typical “fatalities” from the games, so-called finishers, who give the opponent the rest and win.
The literal translation would be “deaths”, which comes close to that in a cruel way.
So we can be curious about the age rating with which this slaughter comes to us. In 1995, the first “Mortal Kombat” film adaptation brought it to FSK 16. If you look at the trailer above, that could change this time, if only because the effects have become much more realistic.
The 2021 version is expected to start on the big screen on April 8th. A postponement to autumn is also conceivable due to the fact that the cinemas are still closed.