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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

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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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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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Mortal Kombat 2  »

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Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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$35,927,406 (USA) (6 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 »

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Right before Rain is killed, Motaro is holding Sheeva far above his head. When the camera angle changes they are almost eye-to-eye. See more »

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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 »


Soundtracks

Almost Honest (Danny Saber Mix)
Written by Dave Mustaine and Marty Friedman
Performed by Megadeth
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets
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An unexpected Sequel
1 March 2006 | by (United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

This sequel has diminished the image of the first movie, Mortal Kombat. First of all, the death of Johnny Cage in the beginning scene of the movie destroyed a lot of expectations as there were many who became fans of Johnny Cage in particular. In addition to that, the action scenes from Liu Kang were rather fake, in contrary to his action moves in Mortal Kombat. The introduction of Jax was not explained, how did he get into the hospital. Subzero's entry was understandable, but was it the same of Scorpion? Baraka, Mileena, Sheeva, Ermac, Nightwolf, Jade etc. are high profile fighters in the game, but in this movie, they were represented horribly. Sheeva died without a fight, Nightwolf came in just to hit an axe on Liu Kang, Jade was JUST A TRAITOR.

Shao Kahn's acting was the worst. His fighting style lacked the depth and originality like Shang Tsung had in the previous film.

All in all, I would recommend the fans of Mortal Kombat to avoid watching this movie if they want to maintain their good impression of the first movie.


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