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.


Published by Vic Sage

An avid devotee to pretty much all things retro and retro related - I love to share my memories and passion for films, comics, gaming, podcasting... and curiously enough my overwhelming desire to never stop eating beef jerky.

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