Emergence, the instrumental track heard in the recent Mortal Kombat reboot trailer, has officially been released as anticipation for the film grows.
The song in the recent trailer for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie has been officially released, offering fans their latest link to the highly anticipated adaptation. It’s been over twenty-five years since the gore-filled fighting game was first brought to the big screen, and since then, much has changed within the Mortal Kombat franchise.
Back in 1995, the Mortal Kombat video game series was still very popular, but with only four installments to its credit, there remained substantial room for change. As the years passed, the Ed Boon and John Tobias series not only expanded but introduced new characters that would go on to become iconic to the franchise. Today there’s ample reason to argue that a feature film adaptation came far too soon in the game’s lifespan. Though a box office hit, one of the few memorable aspects of the original Mortal Kombat movie was its techno theme song, which was peppered with audio samples from the film. With the new film set to release this coming April, fans are hoping that this time around the fun (and gore) of the game will be captured on screen. It’s still too early to know for certain just what is in store for audiences, but the first official trailer has painted a decent picture of the possibilities that await.
Now thanks to the official YouTube channel of Pusher Music, the main song from the Mortal Kombat trailer is available to the public. With its brooding intensity and triumphant highs, VWLS’ "Emergence" is perhaps the perfect track for a movie of this nature, providing a sort of calm before the storm that is sure to involve more than a few gruesome battles. The entire track can be listened to below, though at this point the soundtrack is not yet available to buy.
Music is always an essential element to any film, though often this is overlooked by audiences. In the case of Mortal Kombat, "Emergence" has already managed to capture the attention of more than a few people, and the arrival of the track on a platform like YouTube will ensure that its popularity continues to grow in the weeks and months leading up to the film’s release. Hopefully, this time around the actual movie will be more engaging than its soundtrack, but if what’s on display in the first official Mortal Kombat trailer is any indication, there’s going to be a lot for audiences to dig into.
Adapting a game like Mortal Kombat into a feature film is certainly no easy task and the likelihood of completely pleasing its wide range of fans is surely impossible. But this assessment in no way means that the new film can’t be a hit both critically and financially. Enough time has passed since the first Mortal Kombat film to learn some valuable lessons about what does and doesn’t work. It looks like this new adaptation will have its finger on the pulse of why fans love this franchise so much and how important a quality adaptation is to them.