Although 'Mortal Kombat' and its sequel did deliver some truly cheesy meme-worthy moments, it's safe to say neither of them were remotely good movies.

Indeed, the odds of a movie adapted from a videogame being good are pretty damn slim. The most critically successful game adapted from a videogame thus far has been 'Pokemon: Detective Pikachu', with last year's 'Sonic The Hedgehog' in close second.

The original 'Mortal Kombat' movie, meanwhile, has a 48% rating on Rotten Tomatoes while its sequel, 'Mortal Kombat: Annihilation' has a rating of 2%. That's right. 2%. Here's why.

Not exactly a high bar to cross. Anyway, all that aside, 2021's 'Mortal Kombat' looks like a different kind of beast altogether. In a lengthy write-up on EW, director Simon McQuoid teased a number of details about the movie and shared some first-look images.

As you'd expect, the story features a lot of the familiar characters from the gaming franchise, including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kung Lao, Liu Kang, Kano, and Jax, with the likes of Raiden, Shang Tsung and Goro still to be revealed. McQuoid, however, did mention that the movie kicks off with a 10-minute, down-and-dirty fight in feudal Japan between Scorpion and Sub-Zero - or to use their true names, Hanzo and Bi-Han, played by 'The Wolverine' star Hiroyuki Sanada and 'The Raid' breakout Joe Taslim - that sets the stage for the story. "It is like a family drama with excitingly brutal fighting. That's the image of this movie for me," McQuoid told EW.

After that, the story moves into our time and introduces the central character of the movie, Cole Young, who is a down-and-out MMA fighter with a strange birthmark that just so happens to look like the dragon symbol we all recognise. Young is played by Lewis Tan, who people will know from 'Into The Badlands' and 'Wu Assassins'. Fun fact - Tan's father was in Tim Burton's 'Batman' and was the henchman who does loads of flips and jumps before Batman hits him in straight in the balls.

Anyway, the early test screenings for the movie have been positive, and director McQuoid has promised that the movie will feature some excellent fight sequences and, most importantly, fatalities - not to mention it definitely being PG-13. Indeed, McQuoid remarked how quickly it can go before a movie is NC-17.

The movie is set for release on April 16th in the US, with a Irish release date hopefully around the same time.