Produced on a micro budget of 55 million dollarsthe restart of Mortal Kombat was one of the collateral damage of the Covid-19 pandemic. The film was released in a handful of American theaters and enjoyed widespread popularity $84 million in sales as well as income from streaming and VOD exploitation of the feature film Simon McQuoid. However, reviews were mixed. Geek countries We find this in particular MK suffers from a very major art direction problem that doesn’t do justice to the crazy and bloody combat of the video game series. A part of our analysis that goes in this direction:
Artistic direction, set design and photography. The sets sound particularly empty and the lack of pronounced colorimetry makes the feature film almost poor. We feel the drastic budget limits. Even the overworld sequences ring false, as they simply take place on an empty, earthy desert plain. The different confrontations between the characters are also not set in interesting settings. (An empty, icy boxing gym for the final fight; an empty, bare floor in front of a house for the confrontation between Goro and Cole; an abandoned warehouse for the duel between Sub-Zero and Jax…). We feel the complete absence of risk-taking. Especially since the majority of this Mortal Kombat is also set in this isolated pyramid where the characters complete their training.
But Mortal Kombat 2 is still in the project with the popular one Karl Urban in the highly anticipated role of Johnny Cage. Filming for the sequel began in June 2023 but had to cancel due to the actors’ strike SAG-AFTRAeffective from the red carpet ofOppenheimerTHE July 14, 2023. But with the strike recently declared an end, most Hollywood productions can resume Karl Urban was able to welcome the resumption of filming in a photo accompanied by Mehcad Brookswho plays Jax Briggs.
The actor of Johnny Cage captioned the photo: “ We’re back, baby! MK2. Let’s go!! I love this casting. » The exact release date of the feature film is still unknown.