Not nearly the cheeseball crap-fest that the 1995 film based on the video game franchise was, this Mortal Kombat is a better-than-decent effort from novice director Simon McQuoid. As violent as you would expect (and then some), it’s sure to be the new favorite film of fan boys the world over, even if there’s not really a whole lot to it other than zippy fight choreography and gallons of blood. Flawless victory? Nah.

3/5 stars