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How to watch Mortal Kombat - here's where you can stream the new reboot in the US and UK

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Wondering how to watch Mortal Kombat online? It's a lot easier to pull off than the game's fabled Fatality finishers. In the US, all you need in order to stream Mortal Kombat 2021 is a HBO Max subscription. That's because the film is exclusive to the streaming service - you won't be able to see it any other way (unless you visit a theater, of course). As for the UK, it'll arrive via view-on-demand this May 6, 2021.

So, how much is it to watch Mortal Kombat online? For US readers, one month of HBO Max costs $14.99. Even though this is more expensive than rivals like Netflix or Disney Plus, you're still getting a lot of value for money nonetheless. Besides being able to steam Mortal Kombat, you're also gaining access to a broad library of movies and TV shows (including Zack Snyder's Justice League) to enjoy. 

Just make sure that you're quick. As per last month's Godzilla flick, Mortal Kombat will be showing for one month through May 23 and will then leave until its theatrical run is over. It'll return to HBO Max eventually, but we don't have any solid dates yet.

What about worldwide viewers, then? UK fans will finally be able to stream Mortal Kombat from May 6, and although we don't have firm details on where the film is going to appear, it'll probably land on the usual suspects (Amazon Prime, Google Play, Sky, etc) for around £15.99. That's certainly how much Godzilla vs. Kong cost a few weeks ago. 

As an adaptation of the popular video game series, Mortal Kombat takes us back to the beginning by recruiting new fighters who must battle for the fate of our world in a cosmic tournament. It also sheds light on the rivalry between fan-favorite characters Scorpion and Sub-Zero. In a nutshell, there will be plenty of fisticuffs and gore to go around.

If you want to know more about what you're getting for your cash, be sure to visit our guide to uncovering the lowest HBO Max prices.

Watch Mortal Kombat - US

HBO Max | $14.99 per month
You can now stream Mortal Kombat online, but you'll need HBO Max to do it. Fortunately, it's not difficult to get hold of. Members with a subscription of $14.99 per month can watch Mortal Kombat exclusively on the streaming service. While there aren't any good offers right now, at least you can cancel whenever you like - there's no binding contract or cancellation fee.
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Feeling nostalgic and want to watch the original 1995 Klassic? It's just been added to HBO Max too after a stint over on Peacock in the US. However, don't think you need to have seen that one to enjoy the 2021 Mortal Kombat - the latter is a reboot, so it retells the tale for modern audiences. The original sequel to the 1995 movie, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is also currently running on HBO Max now. 

The original MK is still worth seeing if you haven't caught it already. It holds up remarkably well with great fight scenes, an amazing soundtrack, and some wonderfully cheesy lines. 

Stream Mortal Kombat in other regions

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Will you be able to watch Mortal Kombat online in Australia, Canada, and beyond? Almost certainly - but it'll cost a little more than usual. We're still waiting on details, but it seems to be a safe bet that you'll be able to stream Mortal Kombat as a view-on-demand purchase through the usual suspects such as Amazon Prime Video. That was certainly the case with Godzilla vs. Kong.

Unfortunately, the same can't be said for the UK. There aren't any plans to release the film on streaming services or as a view-on-demand purchase in the UK a the moment, so Brits will need to wait or see the film in cinemas in a few weeks. 

Either way, be mindful of the fact that this isn't a permanent purchase like Premier Access on Disney Plus,. You're paying for a rental, so the film will vanish after a set period of time.

Is it possible to get the movie on streaming services such as Netflix? No - at the time of writing, the only other way to see it would be to visit a cinema when they reopen.

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