Mortal Kombat ★★

A worse script, terrible acting and effects and not one of its central trio of heroes is particularly compelling or likeable.

And yet, this is a film that is self aware enough to realise it’s a video game adaptation and that audience enjoyment is far more essential than sequel planning. It’s light, fun and takes itself only as seriously as it needs to. It is therefore better than the current reboot.

It also features an actual fighting tournament, and a whole load more one on one fights, something I didn’t think I had a right to expect from a video game featuring one on one fights in a fighting tournament. 

It also has the better exploding head scene.