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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  21 November 1997 (USA)
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A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lynn 'Red' Williams ...
Reiner Schöne ...
Shinnok (as Reiner Schoene)
Deron McBee ...
John Medlen ...


Mortal Kombat is an ancient tournament where the Earth Realm warriors battle against the forces of Outworld. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters fought and defeated the powerful sorcerer Shang Tsung, their victory would preserve the peace on Earth for one more generation. Taking place now where the first movie left off, the Earth realm warriors live a short period of peace when evil forces from another dimension come to invade and wreak havoc on Earth. They are guided by the forces of Outworld leader, Shao Kahn and his generals such as: Motaro, Rain, Ermac, Sheeva and Sindel. Now Liu Kang, Raiden, Jax, Sonya and Kitana must defeat Shao Kahn in six days before the Earth realm merges with the Outworld. Written by Emphinix

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for non-stop martial arts violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat 2  »

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Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$16,771,694 (USA) (21 November 1997)


£278,808 (UK) (13 February 1998)

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1.85 : 1
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In the initial Mortal Kombat storyline for the games, Noob Saibot is actually the original Sub-Zero and the popular titular character is the younger brother of the former. With the appearance of Noob in this film, keeping with the storyline would mean that he is in fact the same Sub-Zero that Liu Kang defeated in the first film. See more »


Liu Kang kicks Smoke down the ravine because the missile is about to explode. When the missile explode and they switch the scene, Liu Kang is at least 10 meters from the ravine's edge. See more »


[first lines]
Rayden: [narrating] Mortal Kombat is not about death, but rather the preservation of life. Liu Kang and a few chosen fighters from the Earth realm defeated Outworld sorcerer Shang Tsung. According to the rules of Mortal Kombat, their victory preserved the safety of the Earth for one more generation. Our chosen ones were returned to Liu Kang's home on Earth, only to enjoy a brief period of peace... for someone from Outworld has a different point of view.
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Crazy Credits

Out of respect for the people of Thailand, this motion picture contains no depictions of harm to any sacred Thai structures or simulations thereof. See more »


Referenced in The Spoony Experiment: D.O.A: Dead or Alive (2011) See more »


Leave U Far Behind (V.2 Instrumental Mix)
Written by Simon Shackleton and Howard Saunders
Performed by Lunatic Calm
Courtesy of MCA Recods, UK
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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User Reviews

Saw this movie when I was 12 thought it was bad then
14 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When you see a movie like this you wonder who gave the o.k to make it. This movie came out when I was in Middle School me and 3 of my buddies went to see it. After the movie was over we thought that it was terrible it was sad because 12 year olds back then seemed to love mortal kombat we played all the games and loved the first movie after this one we quit playing the games and moved on in life. It only takes one bad movie to lose a large following. This movie should have never been made or at least have better writers better acting(Lu and Katina were good) the rest were half rate actors. Costumes were terrible also a movie with such a large budget could have had better things, Its better than TimeCop but thats not saying much

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