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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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


This time there is no tournament. This time there no rules. This time there is only Annihilation. See more »

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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Dana Hee, who plays Mileena, was Kitana's stunt double in the previous film. In the game's storyline, Mileena is actually a clone of Kitana raised as her sister. See more »


When Raiden does his famous flying attack (from the original arcade game) you can clearly see his long hair pulled back in a pony tail. However, before and after doing the move, his long hair is down. 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 In the Shadow of Hollywood (2000) See more »


Written by Bob Henning and Stefan Mueller
Performed by Alien Factory
Courtesy of "edel" Records GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
by arrangement with E.A.R. (Edel America Records)
from the album Mortal Kombat: More Kombat
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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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