Mortal Kombat was one of the many attempts to make a movie off a video game that in theory should have worked much better than it did. Think about it, get a bunch of martial artist, put them in pretty easy to replicate costumes, add in minor special effects and boom you have your movie. The story itself is easy enough to do.
The movie opens with what is still one of the best movie theme songs of all time in my opinion, and it really gives you hope this thing will be great. Its not. The acting it pretty sub par most of the time, the special effects or horrible and the story comes off as corny to the point I am fairly sure it was written by people that knew it was going to sell regardless and not be all that good of a movie.
All the negative points aside tho the actual fighting is well done and I would be lying if I said me as a kid didn’t enjoy the movie. Even as an adult the movie is still entertaining in that the movie is so bad its good sort of way. Don’t go into this thinking it will be good, just fun. Best wishes and may the gaming gods bring you glory.