23 Apr 2021 3:44 PM +00:00 UTC

Mortal Kombat Rotten Tomatoes Score Revealed

The new Mortal Kombat movie is finally out today in theaters and on HBO Max. While most fans will be watching Mortal Kombat this weekend, many critics have already seen the film based on the popular fighting video game franchises, and based on their consenus, it looks like the film is not that great.

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Rotten Tomatoes has revealed the aggregate score for the Simon Mcquoid-directed Mortal Kombat film to give us an idea what critics generally think about the film overall, and at the time of this writing, the film holds a 53% score from 136 reviews, which equates to a "Rotten" score. Its critics' concensus reads: "Largely for fans of the source material but far from fatal(ity) flawed, Mortal Kombat revives the franchise in appropriately violent fashion."

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Despite its "Rotten" score, the latest Mortal Kombat film still has a higher overall score than the 1995 Mortal Kombat film (43%) and Mortal Kombat Annihilation (2%)

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Here's the official synopsis for Mortal Kombat movie:

"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 now available to watch in theaters, and on HBO Max. You can stream it now on HBO Max.