Review Summary: Flawless victory.
GET OVER HERE — This is Mortal Kombat. It’s no child’s game. The fate of the world is at stake. Who will win the tournament? Certainly not your Grandma.
The soundtrack is sinister. The well-remembered techno theme is a banger, and it’s the cherry on top. There’s more, much more. Metal splashes in alongside aggressive, topless kicks - world influence is fitting - blistering percussion too. The music overflows with sizzle as though emanating directly from the fantastical areas created in the movie.
The music within the creepy chambered walls is dark but cheesy — epic, but retro. It’s all you need to return to a better time, playing Mortal Kombat on your SEGA, but you won’t need to. Your favourite characters are here, and along with them plenty of HU-KPOW! and pain-induced yells. There’s also a cute moment where Napalm Death’s growl in the song Twist the Knife (Slowly) rivals Goro’s. What more could you want? The soundtrack details the intensity of the movie scenes, as well as the fun of the game. It remains the perfect soundtrack for the movie.
If you didn’t grow up playing Mortal Kombat I feel bad for you son. The punches really did leave a mark, they felt real through the screen. This is where the movie also succeeds, and simultaneously, the soundtrack. For every thoughtful, introspective moment, there is another track to kick further ass. You see, the fight must go on. Such is apparent in the track A Taste of Things to Come, reminding the audience that the gore is only beginning, as the tv whispers in your ear, “Your soul is mine”. These cheesy quotes will never get old. The movie will never get old, and neither will the soundtrack because it’s a part of the movie. It plays a large part, and is awesome.