Mortal Kombat ★★

I’d say there are shades of a better movie in here but doing the slightest bit of research reveals it’s just rich material horribly squandered. It’s so joyless, and I guarantee the sequel it’s alluding to at every turn will not have been worth sitting through this.

Occasional visual flair in the fights (and a lot of bone crunching gore) isn’t enough to save this. If you’re going for a mid price cgi reboot stick to the far better Power Rangers.