Mortal Kombat Is Out Now On HBO Max: Here's How Watch It

The Mortal Kombat reboot is available to stream on HBO Max, but only for 31 days.


Mortal Kombat has arrived. Today, April 23, you can catch up with all your favorite MK kharacters, like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Jax, and more in theaters and from the comfort of your own couch. Here's how to watch the movie and everything else you need to know.

How to watch Mortal Kombat on HBO Max

Mortal Kombat will stream exclusively on HBO Max once it releases. As with Warner Bros.' other 2021 theatrical releases, the film will be available for 31 days from when it hits the streaming service. You can watch the kombantants battle using the HBO Max app. The app is available on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, mobile devices, most smart TVs, and on video game consoles like the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.

HBO Max costs $15 a month, the same price as regular HBO and $3 less than a premium Netflix subscription. For that price, you get an ad-free access to all of HBO Max's content.

If you're outside the United States though, you'll have to look elsewhere, as HBO Max is available only in the US. To watch Mortal Kombat internationally, you'll need to rent or buy the film through services like Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, or even iTunes.

When can you watch Mortal Kombat on HBO Max?

Mortal Kombat premiered on HBO Max on Friday, April 23 at 12:01 AM PST / 3:01 AM ET, just as Justice League did when it released last month. Now that you can watch Mortal Kombat, though, you'll have until May 24 to watch it leaves HBO Max.

Mortal Kombat reviews:

In GameSpot's review of Mortal Kombat, Chris E. Hayner said, "This new take on Mortal Kombat is one of the most successful video game adaptations yet--by a long shot. While not perfect, it wonderfully captures the essence of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. These are vicious fights with huge world-ending stakes, but at no point do you stop having fun watching them unfold, thanks to the colorful characters, the impressive bouts, the borderline ridiculous special moves, an abundance of nods to the various catchphrases in the games, and the world-building that is clearly setting us all up to demand a sequel."

What do we know about Mortal Kombat?

The film's first trailer came out in February, which showed over-the-top gory deaths the Mortal Kombat franchise has been famous, or maybe infamous, for. This is the first Mortal Kombat live-action movie in over 20 years (if you're not counting the fan-film with Michael Jai White) and introduces a new character named Cole Young, played by Lewis Tan.

The rest of the film is full to the brim with MK favorites like Sub-Zero, Scorpion, Kano, Raiden, Sonya Blade, Liu Kang, Shang Tsung, and from the trailers looks like Kung Lao as well. It will be director Simon McQuoid's first feature film.

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