Top 10 Callbacks and Easter Eggs in Mortal Kombat (2021)

Ready for Mortal Kombat easter eggs? WATCH! For this list, we’re looking at the coolest references you might have missed in the 2021 “Mortal Kombat” movie. Our countdown includes Scorpion \u0026 Sub-Zero’s Feud, “Citizen Cage” Poster, Shinnok’s Amulet, and more! Did you see any references we might have missed? Let us know in the comments!

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    WatchMojo.com2 ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

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  2. JimJam's Music and Gaming

    JimJam's Music and Gaming29 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    @Michael Masiello Lol it was pretty bad.


    ALBERTO ROMEROਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    or the animated version Yes, he also had an animated movie to promote the movie!


    ALBERTO ROMEROਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I still miss the movie industry!!!

  5. Michael Masiello

    Michael Masielloਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    @David Lopez I am sure the sequel will have these characters.

  6. Michael Masiello

    Michael Masielloਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mortal Kombat 2021 was the best video game movie this year. It was so much better than Mortal Kombat 1995 and its sequel.

  7. Victor Reyes

    Victor Reyes9 ਘੰਟੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    chris evans should play johny cage

  8. SlowingComedyAndGames

    SlowingComedyAndGames9 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Does anybody else just want scorpion and subzero step out of the spotlight hand have a solo film for somebody like kenshi

  9. Excalibur Knives

    Excalibur Knives13 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I liked it. It’s a dumb movie, but it’s fun. I didn’t really like Cole Young though. Not that he’s a bad character, I thought they wrote him fairly well, but they really should have focused on Sub-Zero and Scorpions rivalry. But I love everything else.

  10. MKFan2021

    MKFan202115 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    0:15 you can see the johnny cage posters and that the face is black

  11. Adamguy2003

    Adamguy200325 ਦਿਨ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I knew that amulet looked familiar!

  12. Maurice Jackson

    Maurice Jacksonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Melina has a nice body😍😍

  13. mel smith

    mel smithਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Who did jax kill to get his mark ?????

  14. bbsy1

    bbsy1ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    A great way to set up a franchise is with a good movie.

  15. Bailujen

    Bailujenਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I already saw Shinnok's Amulet during that scene

  16. Tchoa 77

    Tchoa 77ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    3:46 Was that not Sindel on the right at Jerrod funneral ?

  17. McFLY

    McFLYਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    "Excellent cinematography..." Hard to tell when whoever edited it chopped the scene up like it was the next installment of the Bourne franchise.

  18. crailus

    crailusਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Motaro was also depicted in the mural, I believe. Hints of Smoke (throughout) and Noob Saibot (at the end) lead me to believe we'll see Quan Chi. Also, Lui Kang talks about his master, Bo' Rai Cho.

  19. Jacob Drolet

    Jacob Droletਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I was happy that Liu Kang maintained his mentor bo rai cho, hoping that we see Bo Rai Cho will being the sequel that Liu kang have bad news for him about his student too. Fantastic job on the video watch mojo

  20. Acharya Tanawata

    Acharya Tanawataਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The woman with a cape on his head is name delia and in front of him not the one who die is argus and when kano says kung pao its a refrence to mk11 johnny cage

  21. ddbob 1

    ddbob 1ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Great. Now let's do Tekken lol.

  22. blossomfirefan123

    blossomfirefan123ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This reminded me of iron man 1 so many wtf’s that got later answered. But they never gave us dumb dumb dialogue in the figured it out and then I feel like it will all fall due to deposition of explain explain fight explain. Explainfight!

  23. Jason Al

    Jason Alਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i hate that goro a mortal kombat champion died so easily..def looking forward to the next MK movie tho...would sequels to this one Def another monsterverse movie, carnage, and a third shining PLS stephen King!!

  24. dodgers doon1130

    dodgers doon1130ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie was ok

  25. Ivy is Dead

    Ivy is Deadਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I see people talking about "the movie is trash because of Cole" and i'm like, Cole is fine, Reiko outlasting Kung Lao is the real bullshit there! -we could also make the argument that Kabal's alignment with Shang Tsung is also very, veeery wrong, but let's keep it simple-

  26. Someone

    Someoneਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    don't like the 2021's Shang Stung.

  27. Oddturnal

    Oddturnalਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    half of these were done to full the list. you people are fuckin awful writers.

  28. Israel Soprano

    Israel Sopranoਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I still feel they picked the wrong actor for scorpion how is he that short and old? Idk he should've looked more similar to the Scorpion in Scorpions revenge

  29. BanditJ

    BanditJਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie was so assssssssssss the OG is way better(imo)

  30. Brittany Weaver

    Brittany Weaverਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    the only problem I had with this movie was that Shang tsung wasn’t obsessed with Sonya like in the video game and original movie and book

  31. Brittany Weaver

    Brittany Weaverਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I gotta admit though I love that Harry Potter reference lol 😂

  32. tikuechukwu adinma

    tikuechukwu adinmaਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Am I the only ones that thinks the 1995 MK killed it, more than 2021, think about it, the old guys had to create the whole characters and actions from scratch, this new guys had it all, the games, movies, cartoons, but still didn't nail it, the new Shang Tsung, was literally talking like he was reading from a script, don't get me started with Raiden. The old Shang Tsung am literally having goosebumps watching him, talkless of his appearance on MK11, blow my mind

  33. mister octo

    mister octoਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    bro I loved kabal

  34. Ranjith Rk

    Ranjith Rkਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Reptile fans like here

  35. Mr Mac Lipstick

    Mr Mac Lipstickਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Kung Lao uses his hat like Captain America uses his shield

  36. Derrick Haggard

    Derrick Haggardਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I spotted all the references, and Easter Eggs and loved them.

  37. xXInfernalWerewolfXx

    xXInfernalWerewolfXxਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie was a huge dissapointment for me sub par acting, questionable character and cast choices, terrible writing, uninteresting original main character and no sense plot points/changes. Truly a shame I wanted to be good (my opinion yall)

  38. Sean Viprix

    Sean Viprixਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You guys should do a top 10 pick on who would be the best Johnny cage in the MK sequel. I'd say Ryan Reynolds would be the best Johnny Cage but I wanna hear what you guys think.

  39. blink182 topfan

    blink182 topfanਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I enjoyed it

  40. Scorpion✔️

    Scorpion✔️ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bro just call it 10easter eggs instead of top 10



    Kung Lao scream is a reference to MK2 kombatants battle cry💯

  42. LuigiFan1305

    LuigiFan1305ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Keno was the best in the movie

  43. Mike 91MDK

    Mike 91MDKਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Many might also recognize kabal from mk3 (His debut), umk3, trilogy, deception, armageddon, and as an npc in shaolin monks and mkx lol. Glad he finally got some big screen shine. One of my favorites. Reiko and nitara were trash in the film, but i get they needed a few throwaways

  44. ElBigRican

    ElBigRicanਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Bo Rai Cho when said fast sounds like BoRaCho which in spanish Borracho means Drunk. Which is fitting because he's the drunken master.

  45. DarkEmo96

    DarkEmo96ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    True MK og fans noticed the one easter egg this video didnt mention

  46. Jeff T

    Jeff Tਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    When Jax meets Cole for the first time he references the fact Cole won the title from Eddy Tobias (Ed boon, John Tobias)

  47. Shresth Tiwari

    Shresth Tiwariਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Just after death of Bi-han, when scorpion was leaving, there was a light voice calling "HASASHI HANZO, SCORPION" , might be Quan Chi!!!

  48. Jason Bowser

    Jason Bowserਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Kano got stabbed in the eye with a garden nomb. He'll be back in the sequel with the metal eye patch

  49. erjStoic

    erjStoicਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Cole's from Chicago same as Midway Games and Nether Realm Studios.

  50. egTUBE

    egTUBEਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie felt more of a prequel but I could be wrong lol

  51. munkeemojo

    munkeemojoਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The callbacks and Easter eggs were a better story than the actual movie.

  52. John Shope

    John Shopeਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Did anyone else think that when Liu Kang walked around with fire in his hands or scorched anybody that SOMEBODY (I could see Kano or maybe Rayden doing it) say “Toasty” Like......why didn’t anybody go for the low hanging fruit?

  53. Gamerdude 101

    Gamerdude 101ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Kabal first line of movie always kills lol "Yea that screech is a real turn on"

  54. Media Glitch

    Media Glitchਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    You missed the "Eddie Tobias" reference, that would have been better than the 4 armed monster on your list.

  55. Angel Morrison

    Angel Morrisonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I remember yelling and clapping like a moron with the FATALITIES and FLAWLESS VICTORY throughout the movie. My kids and wife looking @ me like I'm a kid lol, it was a very enjoyable movie.

  56. 2JWEEEE

    2JWEEEEਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie is actually shit.

  57. Idontlikeyou_vince _

    Idontlikeyou_vince _ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ


  58. Zachariah Smith

    Zachariah Smithਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    One easter egg that was missed is why sonya doesnt have a mark.....she wasnt supposed to be in the original MK. It was Jax, she was added because they wanted a female character later in development.

  59. carnell williams

    carnell williamsਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Picture of a fighter that look like jinn off TAKKEN

  60. Jason Torres

    Jason Torresਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    what about the fujin and Raiden statues at the temple

  61. Cameron Curtis

    Cameron Curtisਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I thought this was going to be easter eggs, instead we got a video highlighting what happens in the movie. Smh

  62. Paul Rivera

    Paul Riveraਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Anybody ever realize Reiko before he falls to his knees stands still moving his head like in the video games before you do a fatality on someone

  63. Mutilate a doll Dream worriors

    Mutilate a doll Dream worriorsਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Next character ideas baraka, jony, kotal, ermac

  64. B & B

    B & Bਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I liked the movie, and we will always say that there are things we would like to see. It was good !

  65. Strangely Jae

    Strangely Jaeਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    No one is noticing that the Orderrealm kamidogu (the yin yang) appears in the fan behind Scorpion during his fight with Sub Zero at the end. Particularly, when he reveals himself to Bi-Han.

  66. E E

    E Eਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Ngl I saw all of these when I watched the movie

  67. Jeandre F

    Jeandre Fਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I loved the movie... But Raiden didn't feel like raiden to me...

  68. Sean Ortiz

    Sean Ortizਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    IMO Cole was unneeded, although it was refreshing seeing something mortal kombat with liu kang not being the main

  69. Malcolm Devlin

    Malcolm Devlinਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    At first I wasn't on board with the movie's departures from the original lore but now I just hope they do something good with it in the sequels.

  70. Alfonso Razon

    Alfonso Razonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Hanzo didnt know chinese and only speak japanese Then he said "Get over here" Hell have english tutor i suppose.

  71. Allen King

    Allen Kingਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The acting and editing really got to me, at times it felt like the actors were reading straight from the script when delivering thier lines, and the editing threw me off at times. However I really enjoyed the film and I could watch Josh Lawson's 'Kano' all day!

  72. Nellzartworx

    Nellzartworxਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How will they know if it's worth making a sequel without having huge box office numbers. They made only $51 mil, so what gives WB the motivation to make a 2nd movie.

  73. Jorja Weily

    Jorja Weilyਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sub zero was innocent atheist hole time

  74. stressedchaos

    stressedchaosਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    And on the wall when Jax fights subzero the finishing move on the wall ➡️⬅️⬇️LP

  75. allen prince

    allen princeਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Easter eggs? You mean things that are apparent and right in your face? Cmon mojo. You’re better than this.

  76. David the Boi

    David the Boiਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The movie for me was a 7/10 I feel like some parts I wanted to see more

  77. DracksVids

    DracksVidsਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Mileena’s last name should be Thick. If you catch what I mean 😉

  78. Michael Jefferson

    Michael Jeffersonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just wanna let y'all know I seen down forward punch before when Jax got his arms froze nobody notice till we froze the movie lol

  79. Teresa Strong

    Teresa Strongਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Awful movie wb let an idiot direct this

  80. mr traveller

    mr travellerਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Liu Kang SUNRISE WALK INTRO is easter egg, looks like Liu Kangs character background from the original MK game

  81. Koopa Troopa

    Koopa Troopaਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    *spoiler alert* how the F is cole a grand child of hanzo when bi-han looks like it all happend yesterday. they took away the whole quan chi skeem.

  82. Jacob Drew

    Jacob Drewਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Sub zero and scorpion the ultimate bromance

  83. E Tmvoo

    E Tmvooਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    This movie was amazing!

  84. Lobo

    Loboਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    With all these set ups it’s Safe to say we’ll be getting Kitana, Johnny Cage, Noob Saibot, Quan Chi, Ermac, SubZero 2, Nightwolf, Sheeva, Cyrax & Sektor, Kotal, Third film we’ll most likely get Shinnok & Tanya

  85. monkeslayer69 Ourchungus07

    monkeslayer69 Ourchungus07ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Please Warner Bros,please give Cole better outfit (and mask) and upgrade his arcana

  86. Arkane Bones

    Arkane Bonesਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The way reptile show up is the same way he do it in the krypt in mk11

  87. Nathan Valadez

    Nathan Valadezਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I just realized the actor of subzero was in the movie The Raid Redemption 😫😫😫

  88. LeezyTheGreat86

    LeezyTheGreat86ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    How did we miss scorpion and sub-zero fued????

  89. Sheep Beep

    Sheep Beepਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I watched this whole thing and man it has so much spoilers.

  90. paolo robledo

    paolo robledoਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Scorpion & Sub-Zero’s Feud, No shit sherlock

  91. wstine79

    wstine79ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Kabal made his debut in Mortal Kombat 3.

  92. JT Money

    JT Moneyਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Does no one remember how great the mortal kombat legacy stuff with scorpion and subzero was? They even keep Jubei as his sons name as it is different in the MK legacy movie

  93. Cerrome CEO

    Cerrome CEOਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I hated Reiko design 😒

  94. ldb

    ldbਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    That painting of the blind woman I. Raidens cave is a reference to kenshi I think

  95. Clifford Ekron

    Clifford Ekronਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    During the sub-zero fight, the button combination for his freeze attack (down, forward, low punch) can be seen as graffiti on a wall

  96. ClickClackBoom

    ClickClackBoomਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I would like to see a movie of the ancient tournament, maybe we can see the original kung lao, Kotal and Nightwolf in a ancient setting.

  97. Relelvance

    Relelvanceਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    The mural includes argus and delia from mortal kombat armageddon

  98. Pug the angry

    Pug the angryਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    kabals been around since trilogy

  99. Assumption is the mother Of all fuck-ups

    Assumption is the mother Of all fuck-upsਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Still mad about no Johnny Cage the poster reference was weak

  100. Jared Grayson

    Jared Graysonਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    sooooo nobody saw the ⬇️➡️+LP graffiti during Sub-zero v. Jax fight?

  101. Mihail Mladenovski

    Mihail Mladenovskiਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Radien says to shang tsung "you will return at outworld at once" which is a callback to mk legends scorpion revenge

  102. ainsley levesque

    ainsley levesqueਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    My nerdy ass is so proud of myself the only one I missed is kitanas fan! But they did also show Baraka and shao khan

  103. 10kThingz

    10kThingzਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    i relate to cabal

  104. TeamRonin Z3

    TeamRonin Z3ਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    I literally screamed at the cinema NO DON'T DO ANYTHING WITH THE AMULET YOU BASTARD FUCK when kano grabbed it I was going freaking nuts That guy was able to release the elder god and that killed my nerves on kano

  105. A guy on the internet

    A guy on the internetਮਹੀਨੇ ਪਹਿਲਾਂ

    Did they mention Delia, Argus and Taven?