My Thoughts on Mortal Kombat 2021 - Cinemassacre Review

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Mortal Kombat 2021 is finally here, so here's my review. Hunted by the fearsome warrior Sub-Zero, MMA fighter Cole Young finds sanctuary at the temple of Lord Raiden. Training with experienced fighters Liu Kang, Kung Lao and the rogue mercenary Kano, Cole prepares to stand with Earth's greatest champions to take on the enemies from Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. This was released in theaters and on HBO Max, where I watched it.
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    CinemassacreCinemassacre9 օր առաջ
    • Shang Tsung said “finish him” in the movie

      rico yungboy 401rico yungboy 4018 ժամ առաջ
    • @DARTH • CHICKEN My few mi Was.

      Robbie RigdonRobbie Rigdon2 օր առաջ
    • glad you enjoyed it.

      nemo pounceynemo pouncey4 օր առաջ
    • Worst Mk Movie ever made even Mk Annihilation is better than this trash.

      Sten Black The Goth Shroomer GaymerSten Black The Goth Shroomer Gaymer5 օր առաջ
    • @Langston Asher Yea, been using flixzone for since november myself :D

      Sophia StjeanSophia Stjean7 օր առաջ
  • 8:38 THAT IS MILEENA? seriously if you didn't told me i thought it was some crazy outrealm person with damaged teeth. YIKES

    Shroom1UpShroom1Up2 ժամ առաջ
  • I live in Taiwan so I got to see it at the Cinema! Haha

    Van DammeVan Damme2 ժամ առաջ
  • The Display Site Wasnt What I Thought

    O.G. AshtreO.G. Ashtre4 ժամ առաջ
  • Cole young is tekeda

    YolandaYolanda9 ժամ առաջ
  • How has LG, SONY, Onkyo, Yamaha not contacted you about sponsoring a home theater set up? You literally have you own personal rental store? Feel like you should collab with LTT to get it done.

    Gene StarwindGene Starwind14 ժամ առաջ
  • I've been having this issue with sound effects being way higher volume then everything else in a lot of stuff I've been watching lately smh 🤣

    Guilherme CampolinaGuilherme Campolina16 ժամ առաջ
  • Solid review and I agree on all fronts.

    Xbox AceXbox Ace17 ժամ առաջ
  • The fact that Kano is the best character in the movie, should tell you somethin’.

    SuperlebSuperleb20 ժամ առաջ
  • I thought Cage was the stage name for Cole???

    yoshi9048yoshi904820 ժամ առաջ
  • Yo this movie was trash :/

    Daniel HernandezDaniel Hernandez22 ժամ առաջ
  • I thought it was a solid reboot! It has imperfections, but I really enjoyed it! I didn't mind the plot. RIP Kung Lao. Mortal Kombat!

    Sm1thWessonAndMeSm1thWessonAndMeՕր առաջ
  • I actually needed strong alcohol to get through this movie , props to those who enjoyed it but it wasn’t for me . To much changing of cannon and lore .

    Jay HernandezJay HernandezՕր առաջ
  • Kabal sounds a bit like Duke Nukem. Both what he says AND how he says it. And I love it!

    Mike SchroederMike SchroederՕր առաջ

    John SummersJohn SummersՕր առաջ
  • James didn't mention Sonya, probably cause he's married lol

    GotejjekenGotejjekenՕր առաջ
  • Also yes mortal kombat scorpions revenge is an awesome film to check out. And shows what the reboot missed out on with Johnny Cage who has a huge roll in it

    Matthew PlyMatthew PlyՕր առաջ
  • Shang sung totally says finish him

    Matthew PlyMatthew PlyՕր առաջ
  • Sai are stabby, not cutty. (lick away)

    baashdi hobstockingbaashdi hobstockingՕր առաջ
  • Honestly this Mortal Kombat movie was exactly what Mortal Kombat, fun fan service with cool fight scenes, without trying to worry about taking itself too seriously.

    Mark FustonMark FustonՕր առաջ
  • Mortal Kombat, a fighting game series that put a new level to storytelling in a fighting game... gets a movie with the weakest plot there is.

    Anton ÅkessonAnton ÅkessonՕր առաջ
  • Watched it last night.pretty disappointed 6/10

    PAL 9000PAL 9000Օր առաջ
  • Prince Goro killed in some dude's backyard and Mileena reduced to a random baddie #1.

    Felps WhatFelps WhatՕր առաջ
  • She can lick a Sai. Sai's are not sharp. In fact they are not even made to be pointy. Sai's are defensive weapons, do manipulate and disarm the opponent.

    Carlos FerreiraCarlos FerreiraՕր առաջ
  • to me is alright i enjoy fight scene and gore

    IBadGrammarIBadGrammarՕր առաջ
  • Fan services , I got you

    Art ReyArt ReyՕր առաջ
  • Can’t wait for MK2

    TheMusicmak3rTheMusicmak3rՕր առաջ
  • They specifically left out Johnny Cage because he is white. Hollywood is anti white

    nick knick kՕր առաջ
  • Yes! Finally someone has said it I hate movies these days were you can bearly hear people talking then a action scene kicks in and you wake up the whole house so FN irritating!!

    9Virtues9VirtuesՕր առաջ
  • There are these devices called headphones James.

    Zelda TreasuryZelda TreasuryՕր առաջ
  • It's not just your sound system. I had to watch with headphones.

    Iggy CieplinskiIggy CieplinskiՕր առաջ
  • I gotta say, though, with the problems I had with characters (Liu and Raiden, mostly) this is the coolest Kung Lao has ever been. In any game, or anywhere. He was the only one to get a definitive upgrade.

    Jacob MyersJacob MyersՕր առաջ
  • Did anybody notice the nod to Night wolf?

    Warren SummerlinWarren Summerlin2 օր առաջ
  • it was diarrhea , except for kano

    Mega GonzalezMega Gonzalez2 օր առաջ
  • The movie was trash

    Oscar UrbinaOscar Urbina2 օր առաջ
  • The lack of Johnny Cage is disappointing. He could have replaced Cole, not like Cole was all that important in this movie to begin with. They could have focused the movie on Sonya instead and her and Jax trying to figure out what's going on with the Mortal Kombat tournament. Along the way they find Cage and Liu Kang.

    The Last Dad on EarthThe Last Dad on Earth2 օր առաջ
  • I’m still wondering why they took the time to include the Pit stage and didn’t bother to use the stage fatality

    Nicky TrbovichNicky Trbovich2 օր առաջ
  • My favorite part was the credits ha. Jk. It wasn’t bad but it’s all sizzle and no steak. I def prefer the ‘95 original although Sub-Zero was badass in this one.

    Jack RipperJack Ripper2 օր առաջ
  • MK 2021 is Flawed But Fun

    Edward Lee MillerEdward Lee Miller2 օր առաջ
  • Man, you still know how to review stuff

    aakkoinaakkoin2 օր առաջ
  • Same impression I had, I didn't know what the main characters be was because the audio being to quiet and was thinking he was somehow going to turn into Johnny Cage

    thepittman4g63thepittman4g632 օր առաջ
  • James is 40... oh dear

    JomboJombo2 օր առաջ
  • so no one care about that in a movie that basied on a game that the main thing of that game is a tournament to the death and there was no tournament in the whole movie?

    Gabriel AvrahamGabriel Avraham2 օր առաջ
  • I liked it! Well made!

    Yana YanoYana Yano2 օր առաջ
  • He missed a lot of stuff his nerd stuff is way better than this

    Joe PesciJoe Pesci2 օր առաջ
  • MK2021 fil is GARBAGE, the 1996 movie is much much better

    MarkusMarkus2 օր առաջ
  • Movie is just visuals, no substance. A disgrace to Mortal Kombat fans.

    Claudio ZamoranoClaudio Zamorano2 օր առաջ
  • I like the movie too but I have the same gripes as others. I dont hate the film I think it was done well but jax getting robotic arms through magic? So is Jax A teknomancer now?

    Mos MelendezMos Melendez2 օր առաջ
  • personal preference is fine, but i am super shocked with all your knowledge of film and video games that YOU like this movie. from a practical pov this movie was TERRIBLE on all fronts. makes perfect sense as the previously the director has only directed commercials. everything in this movie from the acting, weird overly cinematic music in scenes where it doesn’t fit and some of the POOREST right choreography i’ve ever seen. are you serious james? this movie is a big stinker 1/10... can you do another review as the Nerd PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE 🙏🏽

    TJ MarshTJ Marsh2 օր առաջ
  • It's not your sound system, James. Movies these days tend to have a more realistic sound mixing, where dialogs can appear low compared to an explosion, or music. Most sound systems have a night mode (sometimes called dynamic volume or low volume) where the frequencies are compressed, and large variations in volume will be less noticeable.

    ArmadilloArmadillo2 օր առաջ
  • I loved this movie.

    Derrick HaggardDerrick Haggard2 օր առաջ
  • I found this to be a fun, dumb, movie. Kind of glad it wasn't just a remake of the '95 and it tried to do new things. Some characters are clear standouts and carry themselves well, while others were basically just vessels for us to be get exposition. Overall, had a decent time with it. 7/10.

    OsteichthyesOsteichthyes2 օր առաջ
  • I prefer by far the Scorpion's Revenge or the 1995 one

    Davide ReverberiDavide Reverberi2 օր առաջ
  • I saw the original MK when I was 18. I could have seen a R version. I loved the cheesy acting and Christopher Lambert as Raiden. It was a fun movie. It didn't need broken spines and F-bombs.

    Caleb NewmanCaleb Newman2 օր առաջ
  • Original was way better. But this was okay.

    Closed Eye VisualsClosed Eye Visuals2 օր առաջ
  • The Director stated they didn't want a White main Character. So they tossed Johnny cage and made up a mane character... all just to avoid letting a White man as the lead.

    n701204xn701204x2 օր առաջ
  • Kitana needs her own movie

    L SL S2 օր առաջ
  • A Sai is originally not sharp, just pointy. It has been invented to block swords and/or disarm the other fighter.

    Volker StegerVolker Steger2 օր առաջ
  • Sai ain't sharp. Just pointy

    Zach AnamorZach Anamor2 օր առաջ
  • I liked the movie and had a lot of fun. Main problem is that the ending was weak. It felt like a 2 act movie

    PlasmeresPlasmeres3 օր առաջ
  • there was no actual tournament though in this movie. this is a prequal of Mortal Kombat, this is a 3/5... the 1995 movie is leaps and bounds better in everyway.

    The retro squirrelThe retro squirrel3 օր առաջ
  • I hate how they depicted Goro. He should have been one shotting everyone. Instead he’s lightly smacking them

    Philo CanPhilo Can3 օր առաջ
  • From what I read, the director didn't want Johnny Cage because he was too white and he wanted to celebrate diversity.

    Allan DeirAllan Deir3 օր առաջ
  • cole is cage, johnny uppercut!!

    james bohnenkampjames bohnenkamp3 օր առաջ
  • i want that white zombie tee

    james huttonjames hutton3 օր առաջ
  • The thing I do not understand about the movie is the fact that Sub Zero, the REAL Sub Zero kills Scorpion's family instead of Quan Chi.

    Grover The GrovyleGrover The Grovyle3 օր առաջ
  • I have that gripe with a lot of movies now too, dialogue so low, action scenes too loud in comparison. What I have found helps some is to turn the bass way down on your speaker system, mitigates it some.

    PageofLegendPageofLegend3 օր առաջ
  • To the part about half the characters being gone, remember that at the end he says death is just another path or doorway or something like that... Expect them to return

    Taynak's Mobile GamesTaynak's Mobile Games3 օր առաջ
  • Awesome. Can't wait for the Street Fighter reboot.

    Zachary BrownZachary Brown3 օր առաջ
  • When I was a kid, we would ask random adults who were watching the same movie to buy the tickets for us and walk us in.

    Alejandro FloresAlejandro Flores3 օր առաջ
    • Legendary

      Pomgrenade 9Pomgrenade 92 օր առաջ
  • Nobody: Sonya: It's Kombat time!!!!

    Desmond GuilesDesmond Guiles3 օր առաջ
  • If you want to see a great movie. Watch Nobody!

    Rob CulpRob Culp3 օր առաջ
  • kano had a perfect oppertunity to bite the heart. and he didnt. when we think about mortal kombat we think about blood. there was not enough blood, or creative deaths. the movie fails, it was made for the chinese market not fans of the series.

    lards nygaardlards nygaard3 օր առաջ
  • Unfortunately the movie was a complete total disappointment, even from a hardcore's fan point of view.

    Kostis KanaridisKostis Kanaridis3 օր առաջ
  • this guys an alien he looks like he's falling apart needs to eat more healthy babies and take more healthy doses of adrenochrome or something.

    AndrewAndrew3 օր առաջ
  • Far kinder to the movie than I was. I also saw the OG in the theater as a kid and I was just shaking my head through the entire new one. To your point, I did watch the new one and then the OG back to back and I still prefer the original for many reasons including the pacing.

    JustinJustin3 օր առաջ
  • I expected more. Lots of plot holes and Reptile was cheese. I wouldn't recommend.

    Random ReviewsRandom Reviews3 օր առաջ
  • The weapon lick is a real turnon:DD

    Hajger89Hajger893 օր առաջ
  • Displate openly sells stolen artwork, fyi. They don't do any vetting to see who the artwork belongs to.

    FooManPu2FooManPu23 օր առաջ
  • A lot of BS in the plot.

    Demonyx`s LairDemonyx`s Lair3 օր առաջ
  • id say kano is more closer to johnny cage in this movie seeing as though hes the comedic relief like jc was in the original

    Chilly Willy 88Chilly Willy 883 օր առաջ
  • Doesn't hit the same without the rolling rock.

    Chris ObergChris Oberg3 օր առաջ
  • I think Cole could have been Jonny Cage instead. Like imagine if they made Cage an ex-fighter turned Hollywood actor (which is realistic) and made him the main character or through-line to introduce the audience to the MK world. Cole as a character was just a random addition imo.

    Vish BHVish BH3 օր առաջ
  • The movie was underwhelming

  • This mortal kombat movie isn't the perfect mk movie we wanted, but its the best mk movie thus far.

    LiveAndLetDie423LiveAndLetDie4233 օր առաջ
  • I like to think of the 90's movie as the snes version, while the 21 film is the genesis version.

    Dane PearceDane Pearce4 օր առաջ
  • I like the new mortal kombat than 90s mortal kombat.

    Screen AppleScreen Apple4 օր առաջ
  • Let's be honest, take Kano out and this movie would be nothing! His humour carries the entire film!

    Dreamer DeceiverDreamer Deceiver4 օր առաջ
  • It's okay a Sai isn't sharp just pointy :)

    Xen0tech 1Xen0tech 14 օր առաջ
  • agree the new animated one of scorpion is the best :P

    Pablo GarciaPablo Garcia4 օր առաջ
  • @Cinemassacre Please do a review of Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist (2014)!!

    Candido BCandido B4 օր առաջ
  • Sais are pretty blunt

    Michael CherittoMichael Cheritto4 օր առաջ
  • Really enjoyed it. They nailed the MK fan service. Cole was the only real big weak for me. Very bland, uninteresting character.

    Mark HarrisonMark Harrison4 օր առաջ
  • The kung lao entrancee, it made me laugh too, ridiculous, just ridiculous, you can get so much out of kung lao to end up making that

    Nattdal KhrissnamNattdal Khrissnam4 օր առաջ
  • Cole's entire character was completely pointless. I really don't understand why they were so adamant about leaving out Johnny Cage in favor of a new character. Overall I thought the movie was OK. Could have been much better, but it wasn't awful

    TwerkinatorTwerkinator4 օր առաջ
  • I know a faster way that the earth realm could've won the tenth mortal kombat tournament easily just shoot all the out world fighters that's the fastest way to win mortal kombat

    anakin skywalkeranakin skywalker4 օր առաջ
  • I enjoyed it. I have only two complaints: 1) Compared to the original movies, I felt that the fighting was a bit too slow. I know this could be related to the fact that not all the actors were trained martial artists. 2) The Reiko character. They could have chosen a more known character such as Rain or Baraka. Everything else is quite enjoyable.

    Ricardo GarcíaRicardo García4 օր առաջ
  • I lost it when Kano called Rayden Gandolf.... lol

    Burmese PythonBurmese Python4 օր առաջ
  • The older movie was better in my opinion.

    Western Knights of the DivineWestern Knights of the Divine4 օր առաջ
  • Dialogue being too quiet and other sounds being far too loud? Not just your system A lot of shows/movies do this Most people I know call it "Whispers and EXPLOSIONS!"

    MadDooferMadDoofer4 օր առաջ