Mortal Kombat Reboot Fans Declare Josh Lawson’s Kano Steals the Show



The release of the Mortal Kombat reboot was met with some mixed opinions with fans when it was released on Friday, but most seem to agree that Josh Lawson absolutely killed it as Kano. Directly inspired by the hit video game series, some fans say Mortal Kombat is the new greatest video game movie ever made. Others are a bit more critical, but even some of the more negative reviewers have still been praising Lawson’s killer performance.

On Twitter, one fan posted: “I dug Mortal Kombat. Screw the haters. Were there a few things they could’ve done better? Sure but EVERY movie has that. At face value it was a solid film. Kano was actually by far my favorite in the film though.”

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I dug Mortal Kombat. Screw the haters. Were there a few things they could’ve done better? Sure but EVERY movie has that. At face value it was a solid film. Kano was actually by far my favorite in the film though. ????

— Tony Z. (@TonysaurusReks) April 24, 2021

“[As] someone who has played Mortal Kombat since 1992, I have never liked or been a fan of Kano,” says someone else. “The Mortal Kombat movie just changed all that! Holy [email protected]&t Josh Lawson is fantastic and [email protected]&king hilarious!”

A someone who has played Mortal Kombat since 1992, I have never liked or been a fan of Kano. The Mortal Kombat movie just changed all that! Holy [email protected]&t Josh Lawson is fantastic and [email protected]&king hilarious! ???????????????????????????? #MortalKombatMoviepic.twitter.com/2ajwoXqHaZ

— Mike Kalinowski (@MikeKalinowski) April 24, 2021

“Josh Lawson absolutely Killed it as #Kano Stand out character,” another satisfied viewer tweeted.

Josh Lawson absolutely Killed it as #Kano
Stand out character. #MortalKombat#MortalKombatMoviepic.twitter.com/3GDonMZD3c

— Salty Nerd (@salty_nerd) April 24, 2021

Wanting to see much more of Lawson as Kano, another fan said, “After watching #MortalKombatMovie all’s I know is that I want a Kano Black Dragon prequel spinoff film.”

After watching #MortalKombatMovie all’s I know is that I want a Kano Black Dragon prequel spinoff film. pic.twitter.com/r2x3aL1ma9

— John A Martinez (@StorTheAnimator) April 24, 2021

One person puts it more humorously by writing: “BREAKING: The Actor who played Kano in the recent Mortal Kombat film, has been hospitalized for back pains from carrying the entire film sources tell.”

BREAKING: The Actor who played Kano in the recent Mortal Kombat film, has been hospitalized for back pains from carrying the entire film sources tell: #MortalKombatMovie#MortalKombatpic.twitter.com/SnaMFzpzXR

— Carlton Banks’ Burner Account (@banksburner25) April 24, 2021

“I totally enjoyed Mortal Kombat. Was like a Saturday morning cartoon in all the right ways. Kano stole the show,” reads another mini-review. “I have no idea what the reaction to this film is but that’s my take and I’m sticking to it.”

I totally enjoyed Mortal Kombat. Was like a Saturday morning cartoon in all the right ways. Kano stole the show.

I have no idea what the reaction to this film is but that’s my take and I’m sticking to it.

— Mark Noseworthy (@knowsworthy) April 24, 2021

And AEW pro wrestler Evil Uno tweeted: “Evil Uno thought the new Mortal Kombat movie was a ton of fun. Kano is by far the MVP.”

Evil Uno thought the new Mortal Kombat movie was a ton of fun. Kano is by far the MVP.

Thank you @AMCTheatres & @wbpictures for the private screening! #MortalKombat

— EVIL UNO of the DARK ORDER (@EvilUno) April 21, 2021

Prior to the movie’s release, Kano actor Josh Lawson spoke about his role in Mortal Kombat with ComicBook.com. Fans had yet to see what he meant, but according to the actor, the role was just as fun to play as it looked, given his sense of humor and complete lack of morals.

“I think a lot of people will say it’s fun to play the bad guy. Right? Why is that? Why is it fun to be villainous? I think it’s permission to say and do the things we can’t in civil society,” Lawson said. “Kano does not have that filter. He is self-serving, he is greedy, he’s opportunistic, and there’s something fun about getting permission to do that. Yeah, we never do it in life, nor should we.”

Producer Todd Garner has also explained that Kano’s presence left no room for another big personality like Johnny Cage, which is why Johnny didn’t appear in the movie. Now that people are seeing Lawson’s performance in the role, Garner’s comments make a lot more sense. To see what everyone is talking about, you can catch Lawson as Kano in Mortal Kombat, which is now playing in theaters and on HBO Max.

Kano was easily my favorite character in the new Mortal Kombat. pic.twitter.com/YVHBmD4IS5

— NerdyBlerd (@BlerdNerdy) April 24, 2021

Watched Mortal Kombat, kall it Aussie bias but Kano karried the whole movie. #MortalKombat

— Thommo (@SilkyThomson) April 24, 2021

mortal kombat was cool and somehow kano was the best part despite always being one of my least favorite characters in the games

— j҉a҉k҉e҉ (@ghxvls) April 24, 2021

I enjoyed the new Mortal Kombat for what it was, but….

Kano was the best character in that movie, hands down.

— Lonnie Lightning (@NattyLightning) April 24, 2021

far from a Flawless Victory but WB finally has some training wheels moving forward with Mortal Kombat. It had far more entertaining moments than any DC film as of late. Kano really delivered.

— Loroko (@blackflypress) April 24, 2021

Main takeaways from the Mortal Kombat movie. Sub zero was the best fighter best fight scene Scorpio and subzero. Kano stole the show tho haha 8/10. pic.twitter.com/tWpXEDlpXa

— MIGS (@iamcarlomigs) April 24, 2021

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