Friends, a surprising number of articles on this site have focused on my love of the Mortal Kombat video game series. And in almost every single one of those posts that I have written I do make a point that while I absolutely adore the lore of that series of games, comic books, animated series, and films… you would probably be hard pressed to find a worse player at fighting games than myself. Having said that I am extremely excited to check out the live action film set to debut on HBO Max as well as in select theaters starting on April 23rd, having been moved back a week from it’s original release date of April 16th (Most folks think that was to give Godzilla vs. Kong a little more breathing room at the box office). To help make that additional week wait a little more bearable, the main theme for the upcoming Mortal Kombat film has been released to help you make your morning just a little more enjoyable. The theme song which is composed by Benjamin Wallfisch (The Invisible Man, Blade Runner 2049) and entitled “Techno Syndrome 2021” as a nod to the 1994 track from Mortal Kombat: The Album by The Immortals.
Working at the retro arcade in my neck of the woods, I am willing to bet you will understand why we are pretty excited about seeing the new movie for ourselves. Although I am saving sharing my experience with 1995 film for a future Pop Culture Retrorama or possibly Diary of An Arcade Employee podcast, I can tell you that I was sitting in the auditorium on opening night… and I might have been the oldest person there. That probably had a little something to do with the fact that the Paul W. S. Anderson adaptation of the game had secured a PG-13 rating. With the upcoming movie by Simon McQuoid it has received an R rating for “strong bloody violence and language throughout, and some crude references.”
IGN As a matter of fact released a short behind the scenes video just a few days, giving us fans of Mortal Kombat a few more glimpses at what we can expect next week when the film is released. Although as I understand it, the complete soundtrack for Mortal Kombat by Benjamin Wallfisch is going to be released on April 16th.