This deserves negative stars. I feel bad for everyone involved because as time goes on, this movie ages more and more terribly and becomes more of a stain on the careers of anyone that had anything to do with it. This movie is only slightly passable as an accidental comedy, and even then it's still not worth it.
This movie started off fairly promising, but when the credits rolled I was scratching my head. Considering that this movie was produced by Illana Glazer I wanted to like it, but once the different pieces of the movie started to come together they didn't create a satisfying conclusion. There were a lot of questions leftover about plot details that got brought into the mix and were then never addressed or explained any further. The line between Lucy's dreams/imagination and reality was explored, but blurred too much to prevent confusion that ended up muddling the story.
Provides a much better portrayal of some of the characters (as well as an interesting first portrayal for others) than in previous movies. While it may not have as much action as some had hoped, it definitely has its high points. The attempt to create a more grounded iteration of the world is certainly admirable. I can appreciate that they restrained themselves on exposition, but the pacing still lacks at times. That aside, I hope we will get to see more of this world they've created. After seeing the entire movie, I wonder if this adaptation would've been better suited to a full-length series. Given that there is so much to cover between the mythology, the characters, and the worlds that they inhabit, it almost seems as though the original formula seen in Mortal Kombat: Legacy would've been a better fit. All things considered, it was still very cool to see this adaptation come to life.