Mortal Kombat (1995)
Johnny Cage: We got a guy with things comin' out of his hands, we got another guy who freezes stuff, and then there's a man, who as far as I can tell, is made out of electricity. I mean, how did he disappear like that? What is goin' on here? WHO IS THIS GUY?
Sonya Blade: Let's just think this through. There IS a rational explanation for all this.
Liu Kang: He's Rayden, god of lightning and protector of the realm of Earth.
Johnny Cage: Oh yeah. THERE'S your rational explanation!
Johnny Cage: [while fighting Goro] Those were $500 sunglasses, asshole.
[Johnny has challenged Goro]
Lord Rayden: What have you done?
Johnny Cage: I made a choice. This is OUR tournament, remember? Mortal Kombat. WE fight it!
[Johnny leaves, Rayden smiles]
Lord Rayden: Good. At last one of them has understood.
Shang Tsung: [Johnny Cage is about to fight Goro] Finish him quickly. Pay me my tribute.
Goro: This puny mortal will be no problem. I'll crush him with one blow.
Johnny Cage: All right? Let's dance.
Lord Rayden: [appears before Cage, Sonya and Liu Kang] Listen, what you are about to face is for more important than...
Lord Rayden: your ego
Lord Rayden: your enemy
[to Liu Kang]
Lord Rayden: or your quest for revenge. You're about to embark on a secret mission. You have been chosen to defend the realm of Earth. In a tournament called Mortal Kombat.
Shao Kahn: You weak, pathetic fools, I've come for your souls!
Lord Rayden: I don't think so.
Johnny Cage: [Seeing someone sitting in his chair] Hey, mister. You're in my chair.
Master Boyd: [Reading a Tabloid, and lowering it to reveal himself] Hi, Johnny.
Johnny Cage: Oh, Master Boyd.
Master Boyd: I can see that the press is still giving you a hard time.
Johnny Cage: Yeah, they think I'm a fake.
Master Boyd: Johnny, you are one of the best martial artists in the world, and I can help you prove it.
Johnny Cage: Prove it? How?
Master Boyd: A tournament, "THE" tournament.
[Hands him an invitation]
Master Boyd: It's held once a generation. The best fighters in the world are invited. You win the tournament, you win their respect. They'll tell the whole world, that you're the real goods.
Johnny Cage: So, how do I...
Master Boyd: There's a boat, it leaves Hong Kong tomorrow, be on it.
Johnny Cage: I'm in a hostile environment. I'm totally unprepared. And I'm surrounded by a bunch of guys who probably want to kick my ass... it's like being back in high school.
Johnny Cage: You know, you gotta admire her. When she sets her mind on something...
Liu Kang: It's not her mind you're admiring.
Johnny Cage: It's true.
Liu Kang: You can look into my soul, but you don't own it.
Shang Tsung: Why else would I have chosen such a disreputable-looking cretin? Look at him! No dignity, no manners... Yet in the realm of Earth, men like him can amass great wealth, and almost god-like power.
Kano: Yeah, and I'd like to get back to my amassing as soon as possible, if you don't mind! Now when do I get paid?
Johnny Cage: This is not good... but I'm fine... I can handle this... So this is Outworld, huh? Well, I can see why they want a change of scenery!
Princess Kitana: To win your next match, use the element which brings life.
Cage: [Takes first look inside the weird temple] Gee, I wonder what the bathroom looks like.
Johnny Cage: Kitana went this way... I can smell her purfume.
Lui Kang: I don't smell anything.
Sonya Blade: I smell something
[Looks at Johnny Cage]
Sonya Blade: Bullshit!
[Johnny Cage sees a shadow of Goro loom upon a stone wall]
Johnny Cage: (whispering) Sonya, you go on ahead... find out WHAT that was... Liu and I will stay here!
Shang Tsung: From this moment on, my island will be your battle ground.
[points to Liu Kang]
Shang Tsung: Liu Kang, you will be first. Let Mortal Kombat begin.
Johnny Cage: Don't worry, I've got a plan.
Sonya Blade: Oh, I can't believe this! You are the most egotistical, self-deluded person I have ever met!
Johnny Cage: Yeah, well you forgot good looking.
[Kano is on the ground turning purple, because Sonya's knees are clamped tight around his neck]
Kano: No, Sonya, don't! Please! Come on, give me a break!
Sonya Blade: Okay.
[twists her legs, breaking Kano's neck]
Lord Rayden: I have looked into their souls... and yours. One of you three with determine the outcome of the tournament. The fate of billions depends upon you. Heh, heh, heh!
Lord Rayden: Sorry.
Shang Tsung: Challenging Goro eh? You weren't supposed to fight him now. Are you THAT eager to die?
Cage: I'm not the one who's gonna die.
Shang Tsung: I see. You're very foolish. A true sign of a hero. You want to protect your friends, but make no mistake; they too will die, after Goro destroys you.
Cage: So what's the problem?
Shang Tsung: As you wish. As absurd as your request is I shall grant it. In return, I reserve the right to challenge the winner myself... or another of my choosing. In a place designated by me for the final battle of the tournament.
Cage: You got it pal.
Grandfather: Spare him, my lord Rayden. American life has enfeebled his mind. Too much television.
Johnny Cage: Hey, pal! When the ship comes in, could you put these on board?
Liu Kang: You want ME to carry YOUR luggage?
Johnny Cage: Yeah. I pay money, you carry the bags, or is that too complicated?
Liu Kang: No...
[Liu Kang takes money out of Cage's hand]
Liu Kang: ...I got it.
Johnny Cage: Good.
[Liu Kang picks up a suitcase and throws it in the water, then smiles at Cage while walking away]
Johnny Cage: [Cage watches his suitcase sink]
Johnny Cage: Well, thank God I didn't ask him to park the car...
Johnny Cage: [after Rayden saves the trio from several ninjas] You're lucky he stopped us.
Shang Tsung: Johnny Cage, I challenge you!
Liu Kang: No! You'll fight me. I am Liu Kang, descendent of Kung Lao. I challenge you to Mortal Kombat.
Shang Tsung: We are here to fight in Mortal Kombat. Tomorrow the great Kombat begins, and now a taste of things to come.
Liu Kang: All those souls and you still don't have one of your own. I pity you sorcerer.
Shang Tsung: [Enraged] Save your pity for THE WEAK!
Goro: I saw this Lui Kang in the hall, I will crush him in one blow.
Liu Kang: Where are you taking us?
Johnny Cage: Kitana went this way...
[sniffs the air]
Johnny Cage: I can smell her perfume.
Blade: I don't smell anything.
[Johnny leads them back into the dinner hall]
Blade: I smell something...
[looks at Johnny]
Princess Kitana: If I did not believe in you Liu Kang, I would not have helped you. In the Black Tower, you will face three challenges. You must face your enemy. You must face yourself. And you must face your worst fear.
Kano: [Takes knife out] Ooh, now look at this! This little baby brings back memories now, doesn't it?
Sonya Blade: What, you used it to knife your mother in the back?
Kano: Nah, but it put a big smile on your partner though. Ear
[motions the blade from one side of his face to the other]
Kano: wwsshh, to ear. Hehehe.
Shang Tsung: Some of you will even have the distinct honor and pleasure, to face Prince Goro, our reigning champion.