As we know, MORTAL KOMBAT was a Same Day Premiere movie in theaters and on HBO Max earlier this year. This weekend the movie comes fighting & screaming onto HBO; both its site and the linear cable channels. So, if you didn’t get your dose of martial arts mayhem tune in to HBO on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 at 8:00pm and have at it.
Here are other showtimes across the dial:
Sat, Sep 18 – 8:00 pm ET HBO
Sat, Sep 18 – 8:00 pm ET HBO LATINO
Sun, Sep 19 – 7:03 pm ET HBO
Sun, Sep 19 – 7:03 pm ET HBO LATINO
Tue, Sep 21 – 12:15 pm ET HBO2
Fri, Sep 24 – 7:05 pm ET HBO
Wed, Sep 29 – 9:00 pm ET HBO
Wed, Sep 29 – 11:00 pm ET HBO LATINO
Sat, Oct 21 – 2:30 pm ET HBO2
Wed, Oct 6 – 5:40 pm ET HBO
Now, it is possible that you are interested in this movie because you like martial arts, and if that’s the case take up Cinemax’s WARRIOR, but it is more likely it is because you were a player of the videogame back in the day. The first game was in 1992 and there are ten sequels to it, the last being in 2019. The franchise has also been made into a movie before, back in 1995. It got re-launched again this year and all the characters you remember from not only the ‘95 version but from the original games are all here. The question is do they all sport their classic signature final moves? Only die-hard fans will know for sure.
The 2021 version of MORTAL KOMBAT stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Max Huang, Joe Taslim, and Hiroyuki Sanada. It is directed by Simon McQuoid (in his feature directorial debut), from a screenplay by Greg Russo and Dave Callaham and a screen story by Russo and Oren Uziel. The film follows Cole Young, a washed-up mixed martial arts fighter who is unaware of his hidden lineage or why assassin Sub-Zero is hunting him down. Concerned for the safety of his family, he seeks out a clique of fighters that were chosen to defend Earthrealm against Outworld. Watch them in action on HBO! Then go see if you can haul out that old console and play a round – MORTAL KOMBAT.
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