Mortal Kombat: Bloodshed gets blocky in the fan-made LEGO trailer

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Master Builders rejoice! The Mortal Kombat trailer has been recreated in LEGO form and the results are fantastic!

Recently, the folks over at Jekester hunkered down for a whole month to build the trailer that's got everyone around the world excited for the R-rated Mortal Kombat reboot. The trailer uses the film's official audio, which makes it feel authentic AF. It's more than a little mindblowing as to how precise the recreation is, too. I can't begin to imagine what the planning stage for something like this is. The results are positively glorious.

Adding to the fun, Jekester created a prologue featuring Johnny Cage, who is not a part of the 2021 reboot. In the intro, Johnny behaves like his obnoxious self while inviting viewers to like and subscribe to Jekester's variety of social media accounts and video content. Toward the end of the intro, he disappears in pursuit of Sonya Blade. If I had to venture a guess, I'd say that she kicks his ass in a matter of moments, leaving him worse than what she inevitably does to Kano in the new film.

In Mortal Kombat, MMA fighter Cole Young, accustomed to taking a beating for money, is unaware of his heritage—or why Outworld’s Emperor Shang Tsung has sent his best warrior, Sub-Zero, an otherworldly Cryomancer, to hunt Cole down. Fearing for his family’s safety, Cole goes in search of Sonya Blade at the direction of Jax, a Special Forces Major who bears the same strange dragon marking Cole was born with. Soon, he finds himself at the temple of Lord Raiden, an Elder God and the protector of Earthrealm, who grants sanctuary to those who bear the mark. Here, Cole trains with experienced warriors Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and rogue mercenary Kano, as he prepares to stand with Earth’s greatest champions against the enemies of Outworld in a high-stakes battle for the universe. But will Cole be pushed hard enough to unlock his arcana—the immense power from within his soul—in time to save not only his family but to stop Outworld once and for all?

The film is helmed by award-winning Australian commercial filmmaker Simon McQuoid, marking his feature directorial debut, and produced by James Wan (The Conjuring universe films, Aquaman), Todd Garner (Into the Storm, Tag), McQuoid, and E. Bennett Walsh (Men in Black: International, The Amazing Spider-Man 2).

Starring a spoil of martial arts masters as well as other badasses from around the globe, Mortal Kombat stars Lewis Tan (Cole Young), Joe Taslim (Sub-Zero), Hiroyuki Sanada (Scorpion), Ludi Lin (Liu Kang), Max Huang (Kung-Lao), Josh Lawson (Kano), Jessica McNamee (Sonja Blade), Chin Han (Shang-Tsung), Sisi Stringer (Mileena), Mechad Brooks (Major Jackson 'Jax' Briggs), Tandanobu Asano (Lord Raiden), and many more.

The release date for McQuoid's R-rated reboot of Mortal Kombat was recently moved from April 16 to April 23, both in theaters and on HBO Max. 

Source: Jekester

About the Author

Born and raised in New York, then immigrated to Canada, Steve Seigh has been a editor, columnist, and critic since 2012. He started with Ink & Pixel, a column celebrating the magic and evolution of animation, before launching the companion YouTube series Animation Movies Revisited. He's also the host of the Talking Comics Podcast, a personality-driven audio show focusing on comic books, film, music, and more. You'll rarely catch him without headphones on his head and pancakes on his breath.