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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 ... Raiden
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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Taglines:

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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Details

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

Gross USA:

$35,927,406

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$51,376,861
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Kerri Hoskins who play Sonya Blade in Mortal Kombat 3 (1995), Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 (1995), Mortal Kombat Trilogy (1996) and Mortal Kombat 4 (1997) had too auditioned for the role of Sonya but did not "make the last cut of three girls" due to having no acting experience. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 15 mins) During the fight scene between Sonya and Ermac, when Sonya grabs Ermac's head with her legs, his mask falls off and you can see the actor's face. 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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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 »

Alternate Versions

A picture of the aforementioned conversation between Shinnok and Quan Chi was printed in the December 1997 issue of Sci Fi Entertainment See more »

Connections

Followed by Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Genius
Written by J.S. Clayden, J.A. Carter and M.D. Clayden
Performed by Pitchshifter
Courtesy of DGC Records
Under License from Universal Music Special Markets
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Can't beat the first, but still fun.
14 January 2002 | by goevikesSee all my reviews

Although this film can't really compare with the origional Mortal Kombat, it's still a fun film.

The one problem I have with this one is that too many of the scenes could only be understood by a fan of the games. I am one but I got a little tired of answering such questions as these (with answers to help the fan impared):

"What are these robots here for?" Cyrax, Smoke and Sektor are robots out to get subzero for betraying his clan. To fit them in this film they were reprogrammed to go after our heroes.

"Who was that chick in the pink who looked like Kitana and attacked Sonya?" That was Mileena, Kitana's Evil Twin.

"What about that thing with the blades and the severe need for an orthodontist?" Baraka. A freaky weirdo from the games who is never really explained

"And the Shao-Kahn's four cronies?" The red guy is Ermac, a somewhat enigmatic fighter for Mortal Kombat 3

The purple one is Rain. A weather controlling ninja who is killed before doing anything cool in this film.

The 4-armed freak is Sheeva. Sindel's shokan guardian thought up by taking a hindu god, giving it a sex change and mis-spelling its name

The centaur is Motaro, a sub-boss from the games who's species hate's Sheeva's species.

"Who is Nightwolf?" An indian who really kicks butt in the games

"What is this animality crapola?" A type of fatality from the game in which you turn into an animal and kick butt

My one real problem with this film is that fact that Christopher Lambert and Bridgette Wilson seem to have been replaced. Why?

Rating: A-


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