There are also other completely unrelated subplots involving Lin Kuei and the cyber initiative; Kuai Liang’s desire for vengeance against Scorpion for the murder of his brother; Shinnok’s scheming in the netherrealm to retrieve the kamidogu, and it’s all a lot, especially for a film with a run-time of less than 90 minutes. It appears that four Mortal Kombat Legends films might have been made, each focusing on a different storyline, but instead, they were all mashed together into a single film, making every character feel bland. IMDB
Battle of the Realms has a hit-or-miss visual style. The surroundings are stunning, and they do an excellent job of recreating the appearance of locations from the games, such as the Lin Kuei Temple in MKX and Kahn’s Arena in MK2. Character designs are significantly more divisive, with extremely angular faces and chins that are frequently as sharp as some of the weapons they wield. I’m not a fan, but I can see the appeal of the stylized aesthetic, especially given how well it complements the ultra-violence.