Mortal Kombat is one of the most recognizable video game franchises of all time. That might be because of the whole hoopla in the ’90s when people were convinced Mortal Kombat was from hell. Since then the series has gone on to become incredibly popular and successful with numerous games in the franchise. The latest entry, , was just recently brought to PS5 and Xbox Series X with some next-gen upgrades. Now, there’s a Mortal Kombat film on the way, which fans are hoping is good. There were a couple of Mortal Kombat films back in the day but I think the only thing good about those was the soundtrack. The newest film, set to debut this April, dropped a trailer on Thursday. So, here it is below. Check out the Mortal Kombat Red Band trailer!
The trailer features most of the things you’d expect from a Mortal Kombat film. Staple characters like Raiden, Scorpion, and SubZero are there. There’s some kick-ass martial arts fights. The best part, for me though, was definitely hearing Scorpion yell “GET OVER HERE!” before dragging SubZero on his kunai rope. The film has been, predictably, rated R.
This trailer is the first good look we’ve gotten at the film, other than a few posters. Video games, historically speaking, do not have a good track record. The original two Mortal Kombat films are a nightmare. We’ve seen Prince of Persia which was mediocre at best. The only great video game film I can think of is Detective Pikachu.
Either way, I’m still holding out hope that Mortal Kombat will be a good film. After all, it looks like they took the source material seriously, which is definitely a step in the right direction.
Did you enjoy the Mortal Kombat Red Band trailer?
You’ll be able to check out Mortal Kombat in theatres and on HBO Max on April 16.