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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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John R. Leonetti

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Ed Boon (video games), Lawrence Kasanoff (story) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Shou ... Liu Kang
Talisa Soto ... Kitana
James Remar ... Rayden
Sandra Hess ... Sonya Blade
Lynn 'Red' Williams ... Jax (as Lynn Red Williams)
Brian Thompson ... Shao-Kahn
Reiner Schöne ... Shinnok (as Reiner Schoene)
Musetta Vander ... Sindel
Irina Pantaeva ... Jade
Deron McBee Deron McBee ... Motaro
Marjean Holden ... Sheeva
Litefoot ... Nightwolf
Chris Conrad ... Johnny Cage
John Medlen John Medlen ... Ermac
J.J. Perry ... 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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Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mortal Kombat 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Ayuthaya, Thailand See more »

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Box Office

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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Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During a 20th Anniversary screening of the film, Robin Shou revealed that due to a tight budget and shooting schedule, and also because he was pulling double duties as leading man and martial arts choreographer, he was unable to be on set to supervise the fight between Sub Zero and Scorpion and as a result was supposed to be very different rhythmically. Same for the fight scene between Liu Kang and Baraka, where Shou was doubled by Tony Jaa for the majority of the sequence because he was off shooting other scenes simultaneously. See more »

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During the first scene of the movie, Rayden's hair starts out long, then is tied in a pony tail when he's fighting Shao Kahn, then his hair is let down again. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

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You got to be kidding me!
28 December 2004 | by Unbreakable27See all my reviews

I have been a big fan of MK since the beginning, although I must admit I lost interest in the game series after part III.

Buying MK Deception this past Christmas renewed my interest in the series.

This movie was crap and I can't believe I bought this mess.

Good thing I found it for 9.99 at the used bin, so I wasn't out of much.

I was expecting to see a REAL sequel to the first movie, which I found fairly entertaining.

I thought the first film was very good and does the game upon which it is based some justice.

Not the case with MKA.

The first problem is that they tried to fuse too much of MK2 with MK3.

Then, if you're going to replace a character with another actor (Christopher Lambert), then at least make sure the new actor does a batter job than the first. The first Raiden was a hard-ass, and you knew not to mess with him. The second Raiden was a wuss and every time we saw him he was going through a wall.

Weak portrayals of major MK characters was another flaw.

The actress who portrayed Sonya Blade was nowhere near as good as Bridgette Wilson (the first Sonya).

Same could be said with Cage (Linden Ashby).

What was the point of even having Ermac and Rain in the movie if they weren't going to be referred to? A very weak portrayal of Sindel, Kitana's mother and the actress who played her isn't fit to act in soap operas.

Line example: Kitana: "My mother is dead." Sindel: "As will be her daughter!" Gimmie a break! Stick with the first.


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