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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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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

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Last time they were fighting for their lives. This time they're fighting for ours. See more »


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

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21 November 1997 (USA)  »

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Mortal Kombat 2  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

£278,808 (UK) (13 February 1998)
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For years, a third Mortal Kombat movie was being developed by New Line Cinema to atone for the poor reception to "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation". mink was hired to direct, and then Russell Mulcahy was hired to replace him. Sean Catherine Derek and Lawrence Kasanoff took turns writing the script, which would have had Johnny Cage resurrected to help the heroes against Quan Chi and a resurrected Shang Tsung. However, according to cast member Chris Casamassa, who would have reprised his role as Scorpion, production was halted when Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of the sets and the film ultimately never happened. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Sindel and Kitana are first reunited, Jade's hair is in a long ponytail. In the next part of the scene, when Jade speaks, her hair is in a tight bun. See more »

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[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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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 »

Connections

Followed by Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) See more »

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Written by H.P. Baxxter, Ferris Bueller, Rick J. Jordan, and Jens Thele
Performed by Scooter
Courtesy of "edel" records GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
by arrangement with E.A.R. (Edel America Records)
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Highly watchable crap.
15 July 2006 | by See all my reviews

Yeah its flawed. Its idiotic. It doesn't follow the video game well enough. The acting is the worst you'll ever see anywhere. The fight scenes are pathetic and the choreography is even worse than its predecessor. The special effects are terrible and worse than you can possibly imagine. The storyline is nonexistent. There are a lot of scenes and parts which make no sense whatsoever. But at no point is it ever boring. So it is highly watchable despite being a piece of crap. If you be a fan of the MK franchise or are expecting a good movie, watch it to see how bad a movie can get, just for education. It does however take a special kind of talent to ruin a franchise and movie which already has a good plot in place (refer to the MK video games). This movie's entire cast and crew have that talent and so does a retard called Paul Anderson.


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