Mortal Kombat: AnnihilationHD Closed Captioning
John R. Leonetti
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About the Movie
A group of heroic warriors has only six days to save the planet in "Mortal Kombat Annihilation." To succeed they must survive the most spectacular series of challenges any human, or god, has ever encountered as they battle an evil warlord bent on taking control of Earth. Sequel to the film "Mortal Kombat," and based on the popular video game. Starring Robin Shou ("Mortal Kombat," "Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li"), Talisa Soto ("Don Juan DeMarco," "License to Kill") and James Remar ("Blade: Trinity," "2 Fast 2 Furious").
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 38
- Fresh: 1
- Rotten: 37
- Average Rating: 2.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: Here's the lowdown on the latest chapter in Mortal Kombat: deadly dull.
Rotten: Fragmented and monotonous, without a semblance of the gymnastic cleverness that at least made the first Mortal Kombat film into watchable trash, Mortal Kombat Annihilation is as debased as movies come.
Rotten: Pic consists largely of choppily edited fight scenes (usually involving somersaults and back flips) combined with various computer graphic effects.
Rotten: Quite serious, charmless and critic-proof.
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The last line says it best. "This is not good"
Mortal Kombat 1 was one of my favorite movies, largely because all of the characters had personalities, back stories, and awesome fight scenes. Here, the characters stories are traded for fighting, fighting, and more fighting. Many of the villains don't even have names! Scorpion returns with no explanation, Shiva's death is a complete waste of an interesting character, half of the actors from the first movie have been switched, and the "hidden powers" of the protagonist essentially does nothing at the end fight, which is drawn out waaaay too long. Mortal Kombat 1 may have had a few flaws, but this movie makes it look like it deserves an Oscar.