Legendary game rivals Scorpion and Sub-Zero show off their powers and go head-to-head in an action-packed short clip from the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie.
New Warner Bros.’s music video coming soon Mortal combat the film shows Scorpion and Sub-Zero facing each other. The latest film adaptation of the famous video game franchise of the same name is that of a young MMA fighter, Cole Young, who finds himself embroiled in interdimensional conflict after discovering his true legacy. Young becomes familiar with video game legends such as Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Raiden, and Liu Kang as he fights to defend Earthrealm from Outworld.
Anyone who knows the video game series knows that Mortal combat is most famous for its gratuitous violence. The fighters engage in one-on-one martial arts fights that spill a lot of blood. Bloody finishing moves called Fatalities see characters stab, tear, and sometimes cannibalize their opponents. It just wouldn’t be Mortal combat without the carnage. Lewis Tan, who plays Cole in the film, says gore will be present in this adaptation but it will be tasteful.
A clip shared on YouTube by Bloody disgusting shows Scorpion and Sub-Zero clash in our first look at the fight. The 27-second video sees the couple fighting in a frozen arena seen in previous promotional material. Sub-Zero creates a blade out of the ice and holds his own until Scorpion seems to get the better of him with his iconic kunai on a chain. Before Scorpion can complete Sub-Zero, he slips away creating an ice clone of himself. Check out the clip for yourself below:
Although it’s less than 30 seconds, the clip leaves a good impression of what the action will look like in Mortal combat. Their iconic abilities and special powers have been seamlessly integrated into their fighting styles. Without providing too much context for the story, the short sequence highlights the set design and camera work that complements their fluid combat. Hiroyuki Sanada in Scorpio and Joe Taslim in Sub-Zero demonstrate impressive martial arts skills. All that’s missing is free blood.
Any good sign is a blessing, as video game adaptations are notoriously hit and miss, and Mortal combat the adaptations demonstrated the two ends of the spectrum. The first is considered one of the best video game movies of all time, while its sequel has been widely swept away and put an end to hopes for a third entry. There are indications that the 2021 reboot will prove to be for the best, right from the start Mortal combat critics call the film fiercely amusing. If the rest of the action matches the quality of this clip, fans are sure to be in for a treat.
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- Mortal Kombat (2021)Release Date: April 23, 2021
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