Thanks very much for all your great work, Outsider.
I've seen the new movie a few times now, and I really enjoyed it. I do think that it could have been better and they definitely made some mistakes, chief of all being the omission of Johnny Cage, but for what it was, it was very enjoyable and good. The original movie will always be a classic I'll never get tired of, but it was very nice to see the blood and fatalities in a live action movie for the first time (if you don't count MK Legacy, which is technically a web series, but comparable).
I think it's also telling that, at least in my opinion, Annihilation remains the only truly bad Mortal Kombat movie; we now have three great films, all tackling the same origin story in their own different ways, all great for their own different reasons.
I'm actually surprised to say I think the objectively very best Mortal Kombat film to date remains the animated direct-to-video Mortal Kombat Legends: Scorpion's Revenge from last year. It's definitely the bloodiest and most action-packed, but also I think captures the look and feel of the games better than the other movies; perhaps, at least aesthetically, Mortal Kombat might lend itself better to things like animation and comic books in some ways.
In any case, I'm excited for the potential of future Mortal Kombat movies with the release of this new reboot. Hopefully whatever happens next turns out to be good.