Mortal Kombat Movie 2021 UK Release Date – How to Watch Online
Mortal Kombat fans in the UK can finally watch the new 2021 MK movie this week. Hollywood’s latest attempt to bring the iconic video game franchise to the big screen launched in the US on Friday, April 23, with the new Mortal Kombat movie hitting both HBO Max and cinemas. However, MK fans in the UK were confused when the big Mortal Kombat movie release date came and went with no official confirmation of how those in Blighty will be able to watch the new movie.
Thankfully, everything has now been revealed – with the Mortal Kombat 2021 movie debuting in the UK this week.
The Warner Bros UK Twitter confirmed that the Mortal Kombat movie will be available as a home rental on Thursday, May 6.
Announcing the news, @WarnerBrosUK Twitter said, “Flawless victory! Rent the movie premiere at home from May 6 at all your favorite digital retailers. #MortalKombatMovie”.
Previous Warner Bros home video premieres such as Godzilla vs. Kong (from The Guest and You’re Next director Adam Wingard) were available as VOD rentals on Prime Video, YouTube, Google Play, iTunes and the Sky Store for £ 15.99.
The new Mortal Kombat movie involves some top talent, starring Joe Taslim of The Raid as Sub Zero and James Wan (Aquaman, The Conjuring, Insidious) as producer.
The Mortal Kombat 2021 movie has big shoes to fill as the original 1995 movie may have been the greatest video game movie ever made.
Unlike other ’90s video game movies like Super Mario Bros and the Jean Claude Van Damme Street Fighter, the OG Mortal Kombat movie took advantage of what made the source material so appealing to legions of fans.
The director of that movie, Paul Anderson, would make many more video game movies – including movies in the Resident Evil series, as well as Dead or Alive and the recent Monster Hunter movie.
As with the 1995 original, the latest Mortal Kombat movie has not been well received critically.
The Mortal Kombat movie has a UK release date on Thursday, May 6
The 2021 Mortal Kombat movie has a Rotten Tomatoes rating of 54 and a Metacritic rating of 44.
While the 1995 Mortal Kombat movie had a Metacritic score of 60.
Nonetheless, poor critical reception didn’t stop the ’90s hit starring Christopher Lambert, Bridgette Wilson and Robin Shou from developing a cult following.
Only time will tell whether the latest Mortal Kombat movie can match that or not.
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