‘Mortal Kombat’ is all set to debut this Friday in the movie theatres and on HBO Max. The film, which is based on a video game series of the same name, is produced by Warner Brothers. If you are a fan eagerly waiting for the movie’s release, you can watch the first seven minutes of the opening scene on YouTube for free.

The age-restricted video posted on HBO Max’s official YouTube channel opens at the compound of Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada) — the man who would later become Scorpion — in the year 1617.

Watch the video here:

His family life is interrupted by Lin Kuei warrior Bi-Han (Joe Taslim), best known as Sub-Zero. The opening sequence perfectly establishes the rivalry between Scorpion and Sub-Zero. The clip ends just when Bi-Han and Hanzo are about to throw hands.

Directed by filmmaker Simon McQuoid, the film also stars Lewin Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Mehcad Brooks, and Ludi Lin in lead roles.

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According to cinemablend.com, Simon has claimed that the film can not just be viewed as a video game movie. ‘Mortal Kombat’ features hard-hitting martial arts choreography and balances a fair number of other genres, including sci-fi and fantasy. 

‘Mortal Kombat’ has had its international premiere on April 8, 2021. It received mixed reviews from critics, who praised its action sequences, costume design, visual effects and faithfulness to the source, but criticised the plot, pacing, and underdeveloped characters.