Why Mortal Kombat Annihilation isn’t such a bad Video Game movie

Why Mortal Kombat Annihilation isn’t such a bad Video Game movie

From what I’ve known, Mortal Kombat 2 – Annihilation was always frowned upon and regarded as a bad movie. I never got a chance to really watch the whole thing until recently. I was quite surprised that I actually liked it, despite some cringe-worthy scenes (yea that’s right Liu Kang and Jade hug, Sonya mud fight), it is quite faithful to the game and has a lot of fan service as well. This is why MK:A isn’t such a bad movie after all.

Wrath of Shao Kahn!

Mortal Kombat Annihilation takes place immediately after part one, with Shao Kahn appearing in the sky and destroying a few temples. He then appears and swan dives into a battle with Raiden (who also swan dives). If nothing else the fighting sequences are an improvement from part one, we get walls getting demolished by bodies (always a plus in my book). Flips and stunts galore.

Only two actors return this time, Liu Kang (Robin Shou) and Kitana (Talisa Soto), I’ve read somewhere that everyone else couldn’t make it due to scheduling conflicts, which is a shame but the new cast grows on you quickly.

There are tons of game characters represented here, even if for a brief moment (Rain). You can’t go ten minutes without having a fight scene and as said before, if nothing else the fights are better choreographed than in part one. Even winning over the Scorpion vs Johnny Cage of the first movie. Hell, we even get a great Scorpion VS Sub-Zero fight!

The CG is abundant and although some look dated there are some practical effects that still look good today. Props to Jax’s metal arms, even though you would think you can’t just rip them off.

As Mortal Kombat 11 comes closer I advise you all to get into the MK spirit as I have. Watch the first two movies, play the hell out of 9 and 10. Test your Might!

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