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Will the Mortal Kombat movie reboot be a good watch or will it continue what Mortal Kombat: Annihilation started and be terrible?

Posted by Justin 'AdaptiveTrigger' Gordon • February 13, 2021 at 4:40 p.m. PST • Comments: 12

The 1995 Mortal Kombat movie was originally planned to be a trilogy. Production of the third entry was supposed to take place shortly after Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, but the second title's incredibly poor reception caused those plans to be cancelled.

It's been over 20 years since Mortal Kombat: Annihilation. At long last, it appears that a Mortal Kombat reboot will be hitting the theaters on April 16, 2021. Will the movie be the chosen one among Mortal Kombat movies, or is it cursed to be terrible like Annihilation?

Something that is concerning about this Mortal Kombat reboot is the lack of a trailer. Of course, Todd Garner has promised that there will be new trailer in 2021, but time is running out for that to happen as we're getting closer to April.

What little we do know about the upcoming film is also somewhat concerning. We've learned that the main character is Cole Young, a washed-up mixed martial arts fighter that never actually appeared in the Mortal Kombat games.

In a video recently uploaded by History Behind The Warrior, it's pointed out that movies based on video games tend to be poorly received by the games' fans. Mortal Kombat was the notable exception to this "curse" for some time, though Mortal Kombat: Annihilation continued the tradition of terrible video game movies.

Despite some creative choices and a necessary rework of the character's appearance, the 2020 Sonic the Hedgehog movie was also well-received by fans. It even did well enough to merit a sequel that will feature Tails having a more prominent role.

History Behind The Warrior also pointed out that some of the shown photos that depict the Mortal Kombat reboot characters do look good, so that is a promising sign. Check out the photos and hear History Behind The Warrior's thoughts in the video below:

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