In a very simple way, Mortal Kombat is a battle between otherworldly and the Earthrealm.
Beginning in 1617 we see a family attacked by the otherworld killing the mother and daughter while the baby survives and the father swears the killer will see his face again.
In today’s time Cole Young (Lewis Tan) is fighter that us usually beaten in the ring but unaware to him he is a descendent of the original family we first see in the opening of the film. He carries a birthmark that looks like a dragon that allows him to join with the Earthrealm in the battle with the otherworld.
From there, little dialogue is used and as great deal of Marshall arts battling between all the major and minor characters fill nearly every scene. That becomes the only reason to see Mortal Kombat.
As my grandson when he was very young would state it’s Mr Freeze vs Mr Fire. The otherworld soldiers freeze their victims and the Earthrealm defenders spray fire to counteract the freeze.
Not much here will find satisfaction with folks who enjoy a good script and those who expect serious destruction will also be disappointed.