Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

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"Destroy All Expectations..."
  • PG-13
  • 1997
  • 1 hr 34 min
  • 3.6  (56,358)
  • 11

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a 1997 action-adventure fantasy film that serves as a sequel to the 1995 film Mortal Kombat. Directed by John R. Leonetti, the movie stars Robin Shou as Liu Kang, Talisa Soto as Kitana, and James Remar as Raiden. The movie picks up right where the first Mortal Kombat film ends. The evil emperor of Outworld, Shao Kahn (Brian Thompson), has invaded Earthrealm and destroyed the Shaolin Temple that was home to the Earthrealm's warriors. The remaining Earthrealm warriors—Liu Kang, Kitana, Jax (Lynn 'Red' Williams), Sonya Blade (Sandra Hess), and Nightwolf (Litefoot)—must band together and venture into Outworld to defeat Shao Kahn and his minions before they destroy Earthrealm.

The movie takes place in several different locations, from the barren wastelands of Outworld to the lush forests of Earthrealm. Along the way, the characters encounter a variety of enemies, including the reptilian-human hybrid creatures of Outworld and Kahn's deadliest warrior, the four-armed Prince Goro (voiced by Kevin Michael Richardson).

The plot of Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is straightforward and follows the well-established storyline of the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. The Earthrealm warriors must win ten consecutive Mortal Kombat tournaments against Outworld to prevent the latter from invading and conquering the former. However, the film takes several liberties with the source material, introducing new characters and plotlines that have nothing to do with the games.

The special effects in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation vary in quality. Some of the scenery and creature design are top-notch, while other effects, such as the characters' magical powers, look cheap and unconvincing. The movie's fight scenes are generally well-done, with expertly choreographed martial arts sequences that capture the spirit of the Mortal Kombat games. However, the acting is hammy at times, and some of the characters' dialogue comes across as silly and forced.

Overall, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is an enjoyable action movie that should appeal to fans of the Mortal Kombat franchise. The movie has its flaws, but it delivers on its promise of over-the-top action, fantastical creatures, and epic battles between good and evil. If you're looking for a mindless, fun-filled action movie with lots of martial arts and killer special effects, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is worth checking out.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a 1997 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.6 and a MetaScore of 11.

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