Mortal Kombat is being released to theaters in the United States on April 23, 2021, but you don’t need to go to the theatre to watch it. Mortal Kombat is also available to stream on the HBO Max streaming service in the privacy of your own home. The 2021 Mortal Kombat film is based on the video game franchise of the same name created by Ed Boon and John Tobias and will be the launching point to reboot the Mortal Kombat film series and renew the film franchise.
How To Watch Mortal Kombat
Mortal Kombat will be available for you to stream through the HBO Max streaming service on Friday, April 23rd. The film releases at midnight PDT and 3 am EDT. All you need is a subscription to HBO Max, and you, your friends, and your family can all enjoy Mortal Kombat in your living room. Mortal Kombat will only be available on HBO Max for 1 month. It leaves the service on May 23rd, at which point it will only be available in theatres until it is again released to streaming services at some point in the future.
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For more information on this streaming service, check out our guide to HBO Max.
Mortal Kombat Plot Summary
MMA fighter Cole Young (Lewis Tan), accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage-or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung (Chin Han) has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero (Joe Taslim), an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee) at the direction of Jax (Mehcad Brooks), a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden (Tadanobu Asano), an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang (Ludi Lin), Kung Lao (Max Huang) and rogue mercenary Kano (Josh Lawson), as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana-the immense power from within his soul-in time to save not only his family but to stop Outworld once and for all?
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