Ready Player Ninja! Audio Review of ‘Mortal Kombat’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of audio film review, a review of the rebooted film franchise “Mortal Kombat,” a new action series based on the popular video game. In theaters and on HBO Max beginning April 23rd, 2021.

Lewis Tan is Cole Young, a mixed marital arts fighter with a golly-gee-whiz family, who encounters a man named Jax (Mehcad Brooks) who is a recruiter for a heroic group of ninja fighters named Shirai Ryu, born with a dragon tattoo … which Cole possesses. They are challenged by the Lin Kuel assassins of The Outworld – introduced by a Mr. Freeze type called Sub Zero – looking for another “mortal kombat” tournament, to defeat Shirai Ryu and the Earthstream (the version of our world). Cole has to go through training with a motley crew, including the volatile Kano (Josh Lawson), to find his super power to defeat their enemies.

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Audio Film Review of “Mortal Kombat,” by Patrick McDonald of …

“Mortal Kombat” is in theaters and streaming on HBO Max beginning April 23rd. Featuring Lewis Tan, Josh Lawson, Mehcad Brooks, Hiroyuki Sanada, Joe Taslim and Jessica McNamee. Screenplay by Greg Russo and Oren Uziel. Directed by Simon McQuild. Rated “R” senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

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