MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Down 226 this week

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy  |  21 November 1997 (USA)
3.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 3.6/10 from 33,611 users   Metascore: 11/100
Reviews: 253 user | 56 critic | 12 from Metacritic.com

A group of martial arts warriors have only six days to save the Earth from an extra-dimensional invasion.

Director:

Writers:

(video games), (story), 4 more credits »
Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 37 titles
created 17 May 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 05 Nov 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 28 May 2012
 
a list of 34 titles
created 31 Oct 2013
 
a list of 37 titles
created 08 Nov 2013
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) on IMDb 3.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

User Polls

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Mortal Kombat (TV Series 2011)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

The first season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a prequel to the original game, explaining the background stories of several characters from the series and demonstrating their reasons for ... See full summary »

Stars: Casper Van Dien, Ian Anthony Dale, Samantha Jo
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Three unknowing martial artists are summoned to a mysterious island to compete in a tournament whose outcome will decide the fate of the world.

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson
Stars: Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Linden Ashby
Action | Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Fighters from Mortal Kombat tournaments from other worlds and dimensions are invading Earth through dimensional tears, using it as their practice ground and for more-sinister purposes. An ... See full summary »

Stars: Clancy Brown, Olivia d'Abo, Dorian Harewood
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

Col. Guile and various other martial arts heroes fight against the tyranny of Dictator M. Bison and his cohorts.

Director: Steven E. de Souza
Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Raul Julia, Ming-Na Wen
Moral Kombat (2009)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Moral Kombat takes a look into the controversial subject of violence in video games. Director Spencer Halpin shows the constant conflict between the game creators' first amendment right to ... See full summary »

Director: Spencer Halpin
Stars: Greg Ballard, Vince Broady, Pamela Eakes
Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998–1999)
Action | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In this prequel to the movies, Kung Lao has triumphed in the Mortal Kombat tournament, defeating Shang Tsung and saving Earth Realm. Now, he must train a new generation of warriors for the ... See full summary »

Stars: Paolo Montalban, Daniel Bernhardt, Kristanna Loken
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

Director: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Stars: Kristin Kreuk, Neal McDonough, Michael Clarke Duncan
Mortal Kombat: Rebirth (Video 2010)
Action | Crime | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

Detective Jackson Briggs recruits the assassin Hanzo Hasachi into an undercover mission - enter an illegal tournament and eliminate all its criminal participants.

Director: Kevin Tancharoen
Stars: Jeri Ryan, Michael Jai White, Ian Anthony Dale
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

The three chosen warriors listen to Lord Raydens words of wisdom on how to overcome the most dangerous of adversaries.

Director: Joseph Francis
Stars: Jeff Bennett, Jim Cummings, Ron Feinberg
Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Director: John Medlen
Stars: Angelica Bridges, Chris Casamassa, Dana Hee
Documentary | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

How the the fights and stunt work are coordinated in Mortal Kombat (2011).

Director: Javier Soto
Stars: Ed Boon, Todd Helbing, Matt Mullins
Edit

Cast

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

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The world was created in six days, so too shall it be destroyed and on the seventh day mankind will rest... in peace See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat 2  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£278,808 (UK) (13 February 1998)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Linden Ashby was asked to return as Johnny Cage, but turned it down after reading the script. See more »

Goofs

Cables are visible when Sub-Zero are flying. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

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 »


Soundtracks

9D Galactic Center
Written by Lupie and Vas Kallas
Performed by Hanzel und Gretyl
Courtesy of Energy Records
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

What a letdown
11 November 2004 | by (Marina, California) – See all my reviews

I have been a huge fan of the MK videogames practically since the beginning, and I really enjoyed the first Mortal Kombat movie. It wasn't a work of art, but it was fun, funny, colorful and had some great fight scenes. Anihilation, though, suffers from an extreme case of sequelitis, with about half of the characters re-cast, all of which were a step down, a dumb story line, wooden acting, effects that were less advanced than the ones in the first movie, and a feeling of blah pervading the whole thing. Perhaps the worst thing is the fight at the end with the two really bad CG "animalities", a cheesy idea from the game that should have stayed in the game. Liu Kang's dragon looked like a pear with wings and a tail. Definitely avoid this one if you wish to keep your glowing memories of the arcade game intact.


45 of 56 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Bridgette Wilson JackForrester
100 THINGS YOU'VE LEARNT FROM MK:ANNIHILATION manguss
Can't ANYBODY apprecitate the fact that ...... cowgirl_from_hell9
How did they have cheaper effects with a bigger budget? radracer72
Worst Sequel Of All TIME?!?!??? soulofdragon83
Underrated? PrincessNemi
Discuss Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page