FINISH HIM––or maybe at least finish what you’re watching on Netflix because Mortal Kombat is coming to Netflix in April! A masterpiece as a game back in 1995, sure, but maybe a cinematic adaptation is overstretching. However, if you’re a kid from the 90s and owned noobs in the arena then be my nostalgic guest, my friend. When I saw that this was actually going to happen, the theme song just automatically played in my head––I’m sure your noggin did, too. Now that we’re bound to get nostalgia, it might be a good time to play a game or two on your joystick consoled––if you still have ’em.
Mortal Kombat focuses on Lord Raiden, played by Christopher Lambert, who picks three martial artists. This came to be Sonya Blade, played by Bridgette Wilson, Shaolin monk Lui Kang, played by Robin Shou, and one of the favorites in Johnny Cage, played by Linden Ashby. Lord Raiden then trains and mentors them through intensive and extreme training so that the three are prepared to fight in the interdimensional fighting tournament in the Outworld––tasked to defeat Shang Tsung, played by Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and his faithful warriors to prevent him from taking over the Earth.
Netflix has released the titles that will be coming to the platform next month, however, it’s not going to stream in HD and you know why. Not deliberate at all, Mortal Kombat will be premiering on April Fool’s Day––the first day of April. I’d say Mortal Kombat is in good hands with director Paul W.S. Anderson, Resident Evil franchise legend which is by far one of the most successful video game movie attempts in contrast with Mortal Kombat‘s attempt. However, there’s a chance for redemption here as the original adaptation was one of the earliest to hit the big screen. Now, we’ve moved on to better technology. Let’s see how far this will go.