SPOILER WARNING: The following article contains spoilers for Mortal Kombat. If you don’t want to have anything from the brutal video game adaptation, you might want to come back after you’ve seen the movie for yourself.

Following nearly a 25-year break, the Mortal Kombat film franchise uppercut its way back into mainstream appeal in on April 23, 2021, when Simon McQuoid’s adaptation of controversial arcade fighting game was released in theaters and HBO Max. Now that the opening weekend has passed and longtime fans made it to the Mortal Kombat ending, they have taken to the Twitter to share their thoughts on things they loved, things they hated, and how the movie took them back to their younger days spent pumping quarters into an arcade cabinet or tracked down the “Blood Code” in the game’s Sega home release.

And while Mortal Kombat is far from flawless, the brutality (and fatalities) of the film’s fight scenes, especially those involving Joe Taslim’s Sub-Zero, a certain fan-favorite character, and the prospect for sequels has most who saw the movie excited for what’s in store…


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