Mortal Kombat is set for release in theaters and on HBO Max (US only) tomorrow, but just in case you want another taste of some of the old ultra-violence on offer before then, Warner Bros. has shared one of the movie’s brutal fatalities online.
The clip sees Jax Briggs (Mehcad Brooks) put his shiny new arms to use by laying a vicious beat-down on Reiko (Nathan Jones), before finishing him with one of the character’s signature moves from the video games: the head smash!
Gory enough for ya?
Check out the clip below, and you can see the opening 7 minutes of the movie right here.
EXCLUSIVE: Finish Him! @TheGameAwards has the exclusive first look at a scene from MORTAL KOMBAT.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) April 22, 2021
In “Mortal Kombat,” MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark.
Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family, but to stop Outworld once and for all?
Mortal Kombat is set for a simultaneous release in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23.