If you had any worries that the new rated R Mortal Kombat movie would fail to capture the iconic series gore and violence, rest assured, it's going to be a brutal film.
During an on-set visit by Comicbook.com, the movie's director Simon McQuoid was asked how violent the film would be. For context, the previous line of questioning was regarding how well the movie will live up to the game's portrayal of combat. His answer should make diehard Mortal Kombat fans feel at ease:
"I don’t know the gallon number, but I’ve seen drums of blood sitting around. So, you know that’s another thing we’ve talked about a lot is to… you know, another word that I keep boring everyone with on this movie, is authenticity as well as respect. So the authenticity comes from how we present the characters. The authenticity comes from, how do the costumes feel? Do they feel alive? Do they feel like they have been around for centuries? Do they feel like there’s a nobility to this character? And so on. But also things like blood — does it feel authentic? Does that feel like blood?"
McQuoid also added that he didn't want the movie to feel "comedic" because characters were "sloshing in blood." This more serious tone that the trailer captured has convincingly won over fans of the series online and bodes well for the end product. The film's producer, Todd Garner, has openly talked about drawing inspiration from the Marvel cinematic universe, leading to further anticipation from gaming fans who hope to see more of this new Mortal Kombat cinematic style.
Mortal Kombat has a release date of April 16th, 2021.
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