Mortal Kombat Movie R Rating Confirmed For Live-Action Reboot
While much of the American theatrical film industry seems like it will be uncertain for much of the remainder of 2021, the decision by Warner Bros. Pictures to release its 2021 films in theaters and on streaming service HBO Max simultaneously has given hope for audiences regarding this year. One highlight that has excited gamers is the upcoming Mortal Kombat live-action movie reboot. Given the hyper-violent nature of the franchise, many had hoped to learn that this new iteration would have an R rating. Well, now it seems that the Mortal Kombat movie R rating for the new film is indeed a reality.
Choose your fighter: Cole Young. Sonya Blade. Jax Briggs. Scorpion. Sub-Zero. Shang Tsung. Mileena. Kabal. Mortal Kombat – in theaters and streaming on @HBOMax April 16. #MortalKombatMovie pic.twitter.com/jQ4a7pXVML
— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) March 10, 2021
Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed the Mortal Kombat movie R Rating on a new poster released on their official Mortal Kombat movie Twitter account. The Motion Picture Association of America (or MPAA) has officially rated the reboot film R for “strong bloody violence and language throughout, and some crude references.” This seemed the likely rating for the film, according to comments made before by the studio and its creative leads.
— Mortal Kombat Movie (@MKMovie) February 18, 2021
The film’s first red-band trailer essentially confirmed this already, as red-band trailers are typically given the designation if they contain content that would be worthy of an R-rating. The gory fight between Scorpion and Sub-Zero towards the end of the trailer all but assured a mature-rated outcome. Given the series’s iconic use of blood and violent finishing moves, the only way to remain authentic would be to make the fatalities in the film as cartoonishly violent as possible. While this may mean losing some audience segments, ultimately, it will likely mean fans will be getting the gory Mortal Kombat movie of their dreams. Certainly, when we see this movie, we’ll all collectively say in a high-pitched voice, “Toasty!”
Are you guys happy to hear about the Mortal Kombat movie R rating? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest Warner Bros. news, such as the new photos of Space Jam: A New Legacy, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!
Cory Lara1838 Posts
A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.