Mortal Kombat will arrive in Italy in May but from the United States, where the cinematic reboot of the famous videogame saga is already available, sensational statements arrive from the director Simon McQuoid.
On social media in fact – and we warn you once again that the article contains heavy spoilers on the plot of Mortal Kombat – fans expressed all their surprise about a sensational change from videogames: the famous Mortal Kombat tournament, in fact, unlike the original video games and movies, is completely absent from this reboot.
The decision, as might be expected, it was not only greeted with surprise by fans but also with disappointment: the director explained his decision during a recent promotional interview. “We didn’t want to do the same things as the previous films“McQuoid said, referring to the fact that the old films of Mortal Kombat instead they included the famous and iconic (brutal) martial arts tournament. “And, equally important, the creative team on the film wanted to reflect on how the video game franchise has changed over the years. If you look at the way video games have evolved and especially if you pay attention to their plots, you realize that over the years the focus has shifted a bit from the tournament itself.“.
McQuoid, in explaining the decision not to give too much importance to the tournament Mortal Kombat, he added: “We didn’t want to recreate the original film, nor the first video games. We wanted to look at the entire history of the franchise, along with the fact that when you use a tournament structure for a movie, that structure ends up being a kind of prison for the script. And at that point it sets all the pace within the movie, and we didn’t want to get stuck in it. We wanted to make the Mortal Kombat tournament relevant because it’s an important part of the franchise, but we didn’t want it to affect the rest of the film.“.
For more insights, check out the Mortal Kombat review by Ed Boon, co-creator of the legendary video game.