Warner Bros.’ Mortal Kombat movie opens this Friday at movie theaters and streams on HBO Max, but if you’re thirsty for any morsel of combat you can get, you can now watch the first seven minutes of the movie for free on YouTube.
The clip is age-restricted (because of all the murder), but offers a peek at the tone and action Mortal Kombat fans can expect from director Simon McQuoid’s adaptation. The scene is set at the compound of Hanzo Hasashi (Hiroyuki Sanada) — the man who would later become Scorpion — in the year 1617. Hasashi’s idyllic family life is interrupted by the arrival of Lin Kuei warrior Bi-Han (Joe Taslim), whom we know better as Sub-Zero. And anyone who’s been keeping up with the Scorpion-Sub-Zero relationship over the past three decades knows that the two absolutely do not get along.
While Scorpion gets to dole out some ass-kicking on Bi-Han’s associates, the clip cuts off right when Bi-Han and Hanzo are about to throw hands. You’ll have to wait until April 23 to find out who wins, but Scorpion having a dagger deep in his shoulder in the image above might offer a hint!