If there is ever proof of the worth of a brand, it's the confirmation today that the red-band trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat film reboot (See it here) has had the biggest red band trailer launch of all-time.
While the two more-mature X-Men installments of Logan and Deadpool 2 originally had that record, Mortal Kombat managed to take the title by having over 116 million views in one week. In addition, the film's trailer managed to get positive reception in general. It's "social sentiment" rating (Essentially how it's received on social platforms like Twitter and YouTube), managed to garner a 98% Positive-to-Neutral social sentiment.
While this is no sign of the film's actual quality, it is pretty amazing giving the only other big screen adaptations of the popular beat 'em up video game franchise were the two mediocre-to-negative received films from the 1990's. But, then again, the franchise as a whole is about a bunch of people meeting up and brutally beating each other to a bloody pulp...so it's not like the standard was that high to begin with. But, still, for Mortal Kombat, that's a very good sign for the film.
Mortal Kombat stars Ludi Lin, Joe Taslim, Tadanobu Asano, Jessica McNamee, Mehcad Brooks, Josh Lawson, Lewis Tan, Chin Han, and Hiroyuki Sanada. It is directed by Simon McQuoid and is set to be released in theaters and on the HBO Max streaming service by Warner Bros. Pictures on April 16, 2021.