Wondering where to watch Mortal Kombat in the UK? Let’s consider the streaming situation for the 2021 blockbuster movie.
Which film are you most looking forward to in 2021?
Many audiences are still looking forward to delayed projects like Black Widow, A Quiet Place Part II, Dune and No Time to Die. However, if you’re a gamer, then Mortal Kombat has to be pretty high up the list.
Based on the video-game series of the same name, Simon McQuoid’s directorial feature debut is here to reboot the Mortal Kombat film series and stars Lewis Tan, Jessica McNamee, Josh Lawson, Tadanobu Asano, Mehcad Brooks, Ludi Lin, Chin Han, Joe Taslim, Hiroyuki Sanada and more.
The 1997 film – Mortal Kombat: Annihilation – was widely panned by critics and audiences, resulting in a follow-up project looking unlikely; indeed, another adaptation was stuck in development hell for years.
Nevertheless, it materialised and trailers have generated some serious buzz. So, where is Mortal Kombat available to watch in the UK?
Where is Mortal Kombat available to watch in the UK?
- Mortal Kombat is now available to rent on Amazon Prime Video in the UK. It costs £15.99.
The film was released in US cinemas and on HBO Max simultaneously on Friday, April 23rd, 2021.
Cinemas in the UK remain temporarily closed and Home Premieres have made such films as Wonder Woman 1984 and Judas and the Black Messiah widely available to general audiences.
However, it’s likely that UK audiences will be given the opportunity to catch Mortal Kombat on the big screen once cinemas open on Monday, May 17th 2021.
Mortal Kombat: What is the 2021 movie about?
The latest film chronicles the journey of a down-and-out MMA fighter who is unaware of his mysterious lineage.
He is being hunted by Sub-Zero of the Lin-Kuei clan of assassins and seeks out a team of fighters who were chosen to defend Earthrealm in a battle against the forces of Outworld.
The film was produced by James Wan (The Conjuring, Aquaman), and SlashFilm notes that he felt the time had come for another film:
“It’s been over 25 years since the first feature film came out, and fans have been pretty vocal asking for another big screen entry. As a fan myself of the games and movies, I, too, wanted to see another theatrical version of this…”
He added: “[I] felt it was time again to revisit this IP that has been kept relevant in the game world but not as much in the feature world.”
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