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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

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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This time there is no tournament. This time there no rules. This time there is only Annihilation. 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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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$35,927,406 (USA) (6 February 1998)
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Ermac (the Red Ninja) is able to summon the shadow fighter Noob Saibot. According to the video game storyline, Ermac was created by Shao Kahn as an amalgamation of the souls of fallen warriors. (Which could explain how he summoned Noob Saibot) Ermac however, was one of the deadliest fighters in the MK universe; able to battle 5 strong warriors such as Johnny Cage, Kitana, Jax, Sonya Blade and Kung Lao all at once and reach a standstill. (If his characteristics on film had stayed true to the character's inception, his fight with Sonya would have been very brief.) See more »

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Annihilation continues where the first movie ended, but Sonya, Liu Kang, and Rayden are wearing completely different clothes. 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 »

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Follows Mortal Kombat (1995) See more »

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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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gave me a headache
10 January 2002 | by See all my reviews

The sequel to Mortal Kombat follows basically the same old story. The special effects have taken a step backward, and the endless fight scenes never give you a chance to breathe! They just keep going on an on, so much that the story(even though it's already weak) is practically nonexistent. Even worse, most of the dialogue is terrible and some of the acting is extremely poor. I'm not even sure that fans of the first will enjoy this. 1/4


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