With the Mortal Kombat reboot just weeks away from being released, Paul W.S. Anderson’s perspective on the 1995 original showed how much he appreciated its impact on his career. Knowing how much he enjoyed the games showed in the original film, even if he didn’t have today’s technology for cool special effects. His mission was to create a film that captured the essence and action of the games. And while the franchise didn’t have staying power, Anderson’s work resulted in an animated series and more.