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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Liu Kang
... Kitana
... Rayden
... Sonya Blade
... Jax
... Shao-Kahn
... Shinnok (as Reiner Schoene)
... Sindel
... Jade
Deron McBee ... Motaro
... Sheeva
... Nightwolf
... Johnny Cage
John Medlen ... Ermac
... Cyrax / Scorpion / Noob Saibot
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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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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 »


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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 USA:

$16,771,694, 23 November 1997, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$35,927,406, 8 February 1998

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,449,455
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If adding up all back-flips, front-flips, and side-flips together there are a total of 54 of them present in the film. See more »

Goofs

(at around 19 mins) After Scorpion kidnaps Kitana, Sub-Zero walks up to Liu Kang and says that "what happened here is proof that [he] isn't ready." Liu Kang didn't even take part in the preceding fight, so how would any of the Sub-Zero/Scorpion battle prove anything about Kang's readiness one way or the other? Further, even if it did, the only reason Scorpion was able to kidnap Kitana in the first place was because Kang was busy saving Sub-Zero's life. 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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Crazy Credits

At the beginning of the movie, the Mortal Kombat dragon design breaks into pieces, indicating the rules have been broken which is why the Emperor is able to attack the realm of Earth. At the end of the movie, the dragon design magically gets fixed, showing that everything has been set right again. See more »

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Megalomaniac
Written by Sascha Konietzko, Gunter Schulz and En Esch
Performed by KMFDM
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This is probably the worst sequel ever
7 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

The problem with Mortal Kombat: Annihilation isn't that it's stupid, with no significant plot, dialogue or characters. That is undebatably true of Annihilation, but that was also true with the first Mortal Kombat movie, and that was a great movie. The problem is the HUGE let down in the martial arts and special effects scenes. MK had some terrific fight scenes, such as the brilliant Cage/Scorpion fight in the forest, the great Liu Kang/SubZero fight, and the cool finale with Shang Tsung. Annihilation didn't have any fight scenes up to the quality of those three, many of the fight scenes made no sense, and the finale was horrible. In addition, some things in Annihilation I would really like an explanation for:

  • Why did Raiden dress up like Aladdin half way through the movie? Was looking like a complete dork part of becoming mortal? And where was Christopher Lambert, anyway?


  • What was the third test? Where did that Wolf-guy go? What happened to Sub-Zero?


  • Why did they do that stupid thing with Jax' bionic arms? Stupid movies should admit they are stupid movies. Stupid movies which try to have serious elemends become bad movies.


  • Same deal with Katana's mother.


  • What was point of that huge monster that came out of nowhere to attack Sonya, then immediately went back to it's whole when Jax hit it on the head? Was it a whack-a-mole?


  • How is it that Sonya and Jade began to fight IN A DESERT and they immediately fell into a mud pit?


  • Why did Smoke maticulously break every window in that random building before fighting Sonya and Jax?


  • What was the point of having Liu Kang turn into a dragon? He just turned into a human again, without having done anything effective as a dragon. How was that useful?


  • Why didn't they spend more then $80 on the special effects for that dragon? I could do better then that with miniatures and clay animation.


  • How is it that this movie could have been made so badly, with such bad cinematography and such pathetic martial arts effects, after the first one was so good?


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