The release of the Mortal Kombat reboot got some mixed opinions with fans when it was released on Friday, but most seem to agree that Josh Lawson absolutely killed it as Kano. Directly inspired by the hit video game series, some fans say Mortal Kombat is the new best video game movie ever made. Others are a bit more critical, but even some of the more negative reviewers have still praised Lawson’s great performance.
A fan posted on Twitter: “I dug Mortal Kombat. Screw the haters. Were there some things they could have done better? Sure, but EVERY movie has that. At first glance, it was a solid movie. However, Kano was by far my favorite in the movie. “
“[As] someone who has played Mortal Kombat since 1992 I have never liked or been a fan of Kano “, says someone else.” The Mortal Kombat movie changed all that! Holy [email protected]& t Josh Lawson is fantastic and [email protected]& king hilarious! “
“Josh Lawson absolutely killed it as a #Kano standout character,” another satisfied viewer tweeted.
Wanting to see a lot more of Lawson as Kano, another fan said, “After watching #MortalKombatMovie, all I know is I want a prequel spin-off movie of Kano Black Dragon.”
One person puts it more humorously, writing, “BREAKING: The actor who played Kano in the recent Mortal Kombat movie has been hospitalized for back pain from wearing the entire movie source.”
“I really enjoyed Mortal Kombat. Was like a Saturday morning cartoon in the right way. Kano stole the show,” reads another mini-review. “I have no idea what the reaction to this film is, but that’s my opinion and I stick with it.”
And AEW pro wrestler Evil Uno tweeted, “Evil Uno really liked the new Mortal Kombat movie. Kano is by far the MVP.”
Ahead of the film’s release, Kano actor Josh Lawson spoke about his role in Mortal Kombat with ComicBook.com. Fans had yet to see what he meant, but according to the actor, the role was as much fun as it looked, given his sense of humor and complete lack of morality.
“I think a lot of people will say it’s fun playing the bad guy. Right? Why is that? Why is it fun to be evil? I think it’s permission to say and do things that we can’t. in civil society, “Lawson said. ‘Kano doesn’t have that filter. He’s selfish, greedy, he’s opportunistic, and there’s something nice about getting permission to do that. Yes, we never do it in life, and we never should. ‘
Producer Todd Garner has also explained that Kano’s presence left no room for another great personality like Johnny Cage, which is why Johnny didn’t appear in the movie. Now that people are seeing Lawson’s performance in the role, Garner’s comments make a lot more sense. To see what everyone’s talking about, you can bring in Lawson as Kano Mortal Kombat, which now plays in theaters and on HBO Max.
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