Mortal Kombat (the new movie) officially obtains the R classification (for those over 18 years old), which promises us violence without any kind of censorship … as we already saw in the trailer.
A new film adaptation of a video game saga will be released shortly: Mortal Kombat. It will be a completely new reboot, which will have nothing to do with the films of the 90s, the first of which was directed by Paul W.S. Anderson (director of the recent Monster Hunter movie).
Those films disappointed, among other things, Mortal Kombat full movie by having a PG-13 rating (for under 13s) in the United States, which meant that the level of violence that characterizes the video game was greatly attenuated. But that will not happen with Mortal Kombat of 2021 and that is something that was clear seeing the trailer.
The Mortal Kombat movie has already been classified by the organization in charge of the United States and gets the classification R, for “strong graphic violence, language and some crude references”.
That the films are R is a great risk in the United States, since it means that their box office possibilities are diminished by not being able to welcome the younger audience. Nonetheless, Deadpool has shown that the R-rated can be an attraction in its own right … and Mortal Kombat appears to be going the same way – his trailer became the most-watched R-rated trailer ever.
In addition, Mortal Kombat is another of the Warner films that will have a double premiere: the same day they are released in theaters they will also be available on HBO Max, as will happen a little before with Godzilla vs Kong.