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WATCH: Brutal ‘Mortal Kombat’ film trailer released

/ 04:33 PM February 19, 2021
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Jax and Sub-Zero in the upcoming “Mortal Kombat” movie (Image: screengrab from Twitter/@MKMovie)

The gory trailer for the upcoming “Mortal Kombat” film adaptation has been finally released—and fans are pleased with its brutality.

Warner Bros. seems to have not held back in trying to capture the violence of the classic video game franchise, as seen in the red band trailer released earlier today, Feb. 19.

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The said film will be available for streaming exclusively on HBO Max starting April 16.

In the trailer, fans of the video game are given glimpses of the most iconic characters of “Mortal Kombat,” including Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Liu Kang, Goro, Sonya Blade, Jax and Raiden, among others.

Fans can also expect tons of well-choreographed and brutal action scenes, based on what was shown in the trailer.

Producer Todd Garner, meanwhile, admitted that he was brought to tears by the positive reaction of fans, noting that his sacrifice was worth it.

“MK fans. I’m watching your reactions to the trailer & I’m in tears. Sometimes fans forget that there are humans behind these movies & I personally had to be away from my family for almost 5 months to work on this. Your smiles & gasps have made it all worth it today. Thank you!” Garner tweeted earlier today.

Actor Lewis Tan, who will be leading the movie as mixed-martial artist Cole Young, also expressed his joy for the good reactions.

“We did it,” Tan simply replied to Garner’s tweet.

“Mortal Kombat” will tell the story of Tan’s Cole Young, who is unaware of his heritage, as he is being hunted down by the otherworldy Cryomancer Sub-Zero, who was sent by Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung.

In earlier tweets, Tan praised the cast of the said film for its diversity, saying, “”I’m so f*ckin proud of this incredibly talented and diverse cast and crew, what a powerful statement we are making as POC (male and female) playing heros [sic], as real martial artists taking back the genre and as artists who refused to quit or give up.”

“Like all of the greatest moments, this took extremely hard work and every bit of it was earned. Through injuries, sleepless nights, adventures across the outback, a global pandemic and the pressure of the MK universe on our shoulders. We did it… for legacy. We are all champions no matter what,” he added in the Feb. 18 tweet.

The upcoming “Mortal Kombat” film is not the first, however, as two film adaptations had already been done back in the ’90s; “Mortal Kombat” in 1995 and “Mortal Kombat: Annihilation” in 1997.  /ra

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