“Mortal Kombat” is one of the classic films that Netflix is bringing back this year. The 1995 movie has been included in the streaming provider’s April 2020 lineup. 

The film is an adaptation of the popular video game of the same title and since it has been 25 years since it was first released, it is not exactly a cinematic masterpiece and won’t offer crisp picture. Special effects are not at par with the more recent movies as well but still, people are likely to see it for the nostalgic feelings that it will bring to the 90s kids. 

“Mortal Kombat” is an American fantasy martial arts action film written by Kevin Droney and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. As posted on ComicBook, its official synopsis reads: “The Emperor of Outworld has his sights set on conquering the realm of Earth. But in order to do so, he has to win 10 straight the ancient Mortal Kombat tournaments.”

In addition, “The Emperor's sorcerer, Shang Tsung, has led Outworld's forces to nine straight victories and the only thing standing between Earth and the Emperor's evil forces are three humans: Liu Kang, who is only at the tournament to kill Shang Tsung for the murder of his brother; Sonya Blade, a law enforcement officer who was lured to the ship under the pretenses of catching her partner's killer; and Johnny Cage, an egotistical movie star who the press has dubbed as a fake and is only at the tournament as a way to prove himself.”

Lord Rayden needs to teach these three warriors on how to reflect and look deep inside themselves because that is the only way that they can find the ability to defeat Shang Tsung and save the Earth from devastation.

The cast lineup in “Mortal Kombat” includes Christopher Lambert as Lord Rayden, Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade, Robin Shou as Lui Kang the Shaolin monk and Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa plays the evil villain Shang Tsung.  

This action movie is set to premiere on Netflix on April 1. It is a timely revisit to the film because the “Mortal Kombat” reboot that is produced by James Wan is already on post-production and will be released on Jan. 15, 2021, as per IMDb.

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