The worst aspect of the MK 2021 movie is Cole, easily, and it’s kind’ve upsetting how easy it is to fix the entire character.
They could’ve even continued down the MMA route, and kept everything the same. All that they had to do was say, Johnny Cage started doing MMA to try and prove to everyone that his Martial Arts is real.
Done, and it only took 1 minute of thinking. >! Nobody would care that he beat Goro, since Johnny has done that already, and nobody would question what he’s even doing in the movie, because he’s fuckin Johnny Cage!<. That also cuts out any and all moments of the movie involving his family which would leave for more time to fit in actual action, which I felt was lacking just a little bit.
A win for everyone involved.