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The new ‘Mortal Kombat’ movie isn’t just about the violence – Engadget

Screenwriter Greg Russo says he intentionally injected some levity, for old time’s sake.

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Greg Russo was barely a teenager when he convinced his mom to buy him Mortal Kombat for the Sega Genesis. It was 1993 and she had to drive him to the local K-Mart in South Jersey to pick up a copy. Once he had it in his hands, he felt like hed gotten away with something wicked. Russo was aware of the controversy bubbling around Mortal Kombat at the time; how gruesome and violent it was supposed to be. His mom, not so much.
After that, it was on all day, Russo said. I joke with her nowadays. I’m…

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