For all the blood, karate and corpses, watch Mortal Kombat open in 7 minutes
But after Mortal Kombat establishes this vicious rivalry and explains why it will matter later in the movie, it begins to delve into this new story. We meet a character who was not part of the game, Cole (Lewis Tan), who bears the mark of Kombat and learns that he is part of a greater destiny. There is a tournament that is played between empires. Earthrealm has lost it too often and the balance of power is threatening to shift. Cole must join Sonya Blade (Jessica McNamee), Jax (Mehcad Brooks), Kano (Josh Lawson) and Liu Kang (Ludi Lin) to prevent another loss of empire … and the loss of life as we all know it .