Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Fantasy

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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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28 December 2004 | Unbreakable27
| You got to be kidding me!
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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In both Mortal Kombat movies, Johnny Cage's sunglasses break. Goro crushes the first set, and in the second movie, his second set break when trying to do a shadow kick against Khan.


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When Scorpion and Sub-Zero are fighting after the ice breaks, Scorpion's trademark white eyes are not there but replaced by normal looking eyes.

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.

Alternate Versions

Along with probably hours of unused fight scene footage, there have also been reports of a completely alternate ending to the film, where Shinnok is seen in the Netherealm conversing with the sorcerer Quan Chi, who is otherwise not seen in the film. All the ending consists of is Shinnok asking if everything is going according to plan, Quan Chi nods yes, and they both leave. This leaves things open for a third movie.


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Plot Summary

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Action | Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi | Thriller


Release Date:

21 November 1997



Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Ayuthaya, Thailand

Box Office


$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$16,771,694 23 November 1997

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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