In the midst of all the superhero movies and the sleek style of John wick and Fast and Furious, a film that became a huge cult hit in the action movie genre was 2011’s The Raid. The film was praised for bringing back old-school hand-to-hand combat and making it more acrobatic and violent than never. Joe Taslim, who starred in The raid, revealed in an interview that the filming of the next Mortal Kombat it was an even more difficult task.
“I have to say, Mortal Kombat it is physically more difficult. Because I have 10 or maybe 12 kilos attached to my body, and then I just need to move fast in terms of doing it. I think Mortal Kombat is more difficult because I have almost like a child on my back, and I have to run and move. But I think the energy is the same. “
In Mortal Kombat, Joe Taslim plays the role of Bi-Han also known as Sub-Zero. The character is one of the greatest villains of the Mortal Kombat games, a ruthless ninja assassin with ice powers, who slaughtered the village of his enemy Scorpion, was sent to hell and was reborn as the even more formidable Noob Saibot.
The trailer of Mortal Kombat It has already shown Sub-Zero embarking on a new violent streak, breaking Jax’s arms and generally using his ice powers to wreak havoc on Earth. According to Taslim, he made a conscious effort to imbue his fight scenes as Sub-Zero with an emotional narrative so that the audience can follow the ups and downs of the match.
“In energy, from one movie to another. I always try to tell a story in my fights. I don’t like just throwing punches and kicks, but even the pain itself must be a story. People need to feel what he feels; the people need to feel that they are going to die, or that they are thinking that they are going to die. Those layers are important to me. It’s not just about fighting, fighting, winning or dying. breaking down and falling apart. Or, “I think you just saw the end of the line.” That story must be there in The Raid and Mortal Kombat. I hope people digest it too. “
Yes Mortal Kombat succeeds, we’ll no doubt see more of Taslim in the sequels, possibly as he ditches his Sub-Zero persona and transforms into the evil undead ghost Noob Saibot.
Directed by Simon McQuoid and produced by James Wan, Mortal Kombat starring Lewis Tan as Cole Young, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Josh Lawson as Kano, Tadanobu Asano as Lord Raiden, Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Bridges, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Joe Taslim as Bi Han and Sub-Zero, Hiroyuki Sanada as Hanzo Hasashi and Scorpion, Max Huang as Kung Lao, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Matilda Kimber as Emily Young, and Laura Brent as Allison Young. The film hits theaters and at HBO Max on April 23. This news originated in ScreenRant.
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