Finish it! New Mortal Kombat movie brings fantasy violence to screens
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Reboot of Warner Bros. ‘Mortal Kombat’, which debuts in theaters and on streaming service HBO Max on Friday, aims to better describe the extreme gore of the video game franchise as two toned-down cinematic spinoffs from the 1990s.
Video games have pushed the boundaries of violence and bloodshed since arriving in arcades in 1992 and has been one of the main factors behind the establishment of a violence rating system in games. video games by industry.
“It would be crazy to ignore that violence is a fundamental part of the video game,” said Josh Lawson, who plays brawler Kano in the film, in an interview with Reuters Television.
“If you are hitting that part of the game, then I would say you are not … doing a real serve to the game,” he added. “It goes as far as you can.”
The film follows Cole Young (Lewis Tan), a new character in the franchise, who discovers that he and his family are being hunted by the ice-wielding Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim) because he has a mysterious birthmark.
He meets other people who have the birthmark, including Liu Kang and Kung Lao, who uses his metal hat as a weapon. All three are destined to fight in the mysterious Mortal Kombat tournament to help protect Earth.
The actors of “Mortal Kombat” come from all over the world. Star Tan is of British and Chinese descent.
“I am proud to represent the Asian man in a way that is rarely portrayed, and by that I mean in a heroic role,” Tan said. “We are portrayed as martial artists, but not quite as these heroes on this grand scale in Western cinema.”
Report by Rollo Ross; Written by Lisa Richwine; Edited by Karishma Singh