‘Mortal Kombat’: This Joyless Cosplay Delivers Plenty Of Fatalities But Not Much Else [Review]

‘Mortal Kombat’: This Joyless Cosplay Delivers Plenty Of Fatalities But Not Much Else [Review]
New Line Cinema and Threshold Entertainment released Paul Anderson’s “Mortal Kombat” back in 1995, three years after the same-named video game caused a stir verging on moral panic for allowing players to indulge in shocking violence. These were the days when gaming wasn’t an accepted mainstream practice, instead seen as a refuge for social misfits and potential school shooters; the people who knew “Mortal Kombat” were the ones playing it, and everyone else knew it from cultural pearl clutching.

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