Warner Bros. postpones Mortal Kombat reboot by one week so Godzilla vs. Kong can make...

Shawn Knight

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The big picture: The distributor could also benefit from relaxed capacity restrictions at theaters. In Los Angeles, for example, theaters were recently allowed to increase seating capacity to 50 percent, or 200 people. Should things continue progressing towards reopening, an extra week could ultimately result in more theater ticket sales.

You’ll have to wait another week to get your next Mortal Kombat movie fix.

Warner Bros. Pictures has decided to postpone the release of the film by one week. Originally set to premiere in theaters and on HBO Max on April 16, it’ll now be released on April 23.

According to Variety, the decision is directly related to the launch of another high-profile Warner Bros. film. Godzilla vs. Kong, which is out today in theaters and on HBO Max in the US, has done surprisingly well in international markets thus far. By pushing Mortal Kombat back, Warner Bros. is hoping to squeeze a bit more revenue out of Godzilla vs. Kong.

The Mortal Kombat film reboot is based on the original game franchise from Ed Boon and John Tobias. The story revolves around a washed up MMA fighter that gets drawn into a battle pitting fighters from Earthrealm against those from Outworld.

Mortal Kombat is rated R, no doubt due to its hefty dose of violence and gore.

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NeoMorpheus

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QuantumPhysics

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If these movie theaters would control releases a little better, they really could have us going on date night to see a movie every Friday or every other Friday.
 

Bl00dyMinded

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If these movie theaters would control releases a little better, they really could have us going on date night to see a movie every Friday or every other Friday.

The problem isn't the release, It's the cost to just go to the theaters. A date night at the movies will cost $40 for just two tickets without anything else. Your girl want's a popcorn or soda add another $12. Honestly, even before covid I hadn't gone to the movies for over two years. Rather just wait for the movies to drop on torrents :D. Have a date night at home more comfy and for the same $12 you can buy boxes of popcorn.

But in seriousness, the movie theaters have been going down due to people realizing it's not worth it anymore. A family of 4 would be almost $100 to watch an average movie.
 

texasrattler

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Why bother with a movie theater when most have a movie theater at home anyways. What do you think that 60, 70 or 80 inch thing in the living room is for.
And as one poster said, the prices for tickets and food is outrageous. Last I checked ppl had a thing called a fridge that, guess what stocked FOOD. Best thing, it's all paid for.

Plus if you get lucky, you're already near the bedroom. It's a win win all around.
 

Thunder6230

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As a mortal being living in a flat I have just 55 col good tv with a basic but still too strong hometheater (z906) but the neighbors were crying from my movie watching habits and the isolation is great. It worthed me to spend 15 euros for imax without interfering neighbors. You can drink before and after or even during the cinema and then getting home from somewhere is good feeling. I miss it. Not that I could spend money on movies now since in Austria the waiters are at home since 5 months and who knows still how long :D
 

scavengerspc

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Why bother with a movie theater when most have a movie theater at home anyways. What do you think that 60, 70 or 80 inch thing in the living room is for.
And as one poster said, the prices for tickets and food is outrageous. Last I checked ppl had a thing called a fridge that, guess what stocked FOOD. Best thing, it's all paid for.

Plus if you get lucky, you're already near the bedroom. It's a win win all around.
And to cover the popcorn get a Stir Crazy. Better than movie theater popcorn.
 

Squid Surprise

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Well, I actually saw the movie.... DISAPPOINTING!! Took itself WAY too seriously.... when you have lousy actors and plot, the saving grace is always to NOT take yourself seriously - and have good fight scenes! That's what the 1995 version did so well :)

This movie has some decent fight scenes - much gorier, but adding gore doesn't necessarily make them better.... acting is possibly even worse than the first movie... and the story is almost as ridiculous as MK Annihilation's.... and other than Kano, no one even tries to crack a laugh!

Oh... and there wasn't even a tournament!!! That's supposed to be the entire point!!!