12 March 2011

Mortal Kombat: Annihiliation (1997)

Rayden: I am proud to die... a mortal

Ya, well as we saw with the end of Mortal Kombat, a sequel was pretty much a guarantee.  And we got this.  Don't get me wrong, parts of the movie are quite entertaining.  But overall, it was forced and an excuse to get more MK characters on the screen.  Some though, were not named or only on screen briefly, so the appeal of this movie was more towards the hardcore players of the game.

One part of the games is that in addition to fatalities, the characters could also execute animalities.  Yo know, change into an animal and finish off their opponent.  *sigh*  I was not a fan of them in the game, and here they fell flat.

Not to mention the lack of the return of most of the cast from the first one.  Liu Kang and Kitana are the only actors to return.  Unless you also count Johnny Cage, who i killed five minutes in.  Clancy Brown look alike James Remmer played Raiden this time around.  And ya, he brought a certain something to the role that Christopher Lambert didn't.  I dunno.  This was not a film that lived up to its predecessor.

Fun yes. Worth watching?  Yes, but as background noise.  Nothing here really that requires great thought or attention.

I give it 3/5 useless character cameos.

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