History Film / MortalKombatAnnihilation

10th Oct '16 2:31:54 AM Ramidel
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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: Of DuelsDecideEverything; an Unintentional Deconstruction. The trope is deconstructed when Shao Kahn [[DefiedTrope refuses to abide by the rules]] and just invades Earth [[AppealToForce by force of arms]], while the Elder Gods just watch, and it's mentioned that "this time, there are no rules." Then the Elder Gods call a tournament when Liu Kang and Shao Kahn face off. The resulting message amounts to "the rules are as strong as the PowersThatBe's ability to enforce them," which is clearly deconstructive, but it emerges from a RandomEventsPlot and it's clear that nobody was actually intending to criticize the premise of the franchise.

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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: Of DuelsDecideEverything; an An Unintentional Deconstruction.Deconstruction of DuelsDecideEverything. The trope is deconstructed when Shao Kahn [[DefiedTrope refuses to abide by the rules]] and just invades Earth [[AppealToForce by force of arms]], while the Elder Gods just watch, and it's mentioned that "this time, there are no rules." Then the Elder Gods call a tournament when Liu Kang and Shao Kahn face off. The resulting message amounts to "the rules are as strong as the PowersThatBe's ability to enforce them," which is clearly deconstructive, but it emerges from a RandomEventsPlot and it's clear that nobody was actually intending to criticize the premise of the franchise.
10th Oct '16 2:30:47 AM Ramidel
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* IndecisiveDeconstruction: Of DuelsDecideEverything; an Unintentional Deconstruction. The trope is deconstructed when Shao Kahn [[DefiedTrope refuses to abide by the rules]] and just invades Earth [[AppealToForce by force of arms]], while the Elder Gods just watch, and it's mentioned that "this time, there are no rules." Then the Elder Gods call a tournament when Liu Kang and Shao Kahn face off. The resulting message amounts to "the rules are as strong as the PowersThatBe's ability to enforce them," which is clearly deconstructive, but it emerges from a RandomEventsPlot and it's clear that nobody was actually intending to criticize the premise of the franchise.
6th Oct '16 11:32:08 PM mlsmithca
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Film critics and ''Mortal Kombat'' fans alike near-universally despise this film, although it has acquired a cult following above the B-movie crowd, who see it as a SoBadItsGood action flick with hilariously cheesy dialogue and fight scenes. Aside from Liu Kang and Kitana, every other character who appeared in the prior film had [[TheOtherDarrin a new actor in the role]], and [[spoiler:Johnny Cage]] [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome died in the]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim first few minutes]] [[TheWorfEffect as a display of Shao Kahn's strength]]. ''Annihilation'' tries to toss in [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters as many characters from the first three games as possible]], and though the film has decent costuming and creature design, few of these characters receive names during the film -- and even fewer have a decent moment or fight scene to indicate a personality (or a reason why viewers should consider them important). The plot also lacks an official Mortal Kombat tournament to justify the frequent action scenes, which makes for a disjointed storyline. ''Annihilation'''s toned-down violence (compared to the original film) and subpar visual effects round out the list of reasons why this film became a FranchiseKiller.

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Film critics and ''Mortal Kombat'' fans alike near-universally despise this film, although it has acquired a cult following above the B-movie crowd, who see it as a SoBadItsGood action flick with hilariously cheesy dialogue and fight scenes. Aside from Liu Kang and Kitana, every other character who appeared in the prior film had [[TheOtherDarrin a new actor in the role]], and [[spoiler:Johnny Cage]] Johnny Cage [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome died in the]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim first few minutes]] [[TheWorfEffect as a display of Shao Kahn's strength]]. ''Annihilation'' tries to toss in [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters as many characters from the first three games as possible]], and though the film has decent costuming and creature design, few of these characters receive names during the film -- and even fewer have a decent moment or fight scene to indicate a personality (or a reason why viewers should consider them important). The plot also lacks an official Mortal Kombat tournament to justify the frequent action scenes, which makes for a disjointed storyline. ''Annihilation'''s toned-down violence (compared to the original film) and subpar visual effects round out the list of reasons why this film became a FranchiseKiller.



* IGotBetter: Scorpion had part of his head sliced off in the first movie. He shows up alive and well to capture Kitana, then vanishes from the film.
6th Oct '16 8:21:37 PM McJeff
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* ImmediateSequel: Picks up right after the first movie left off.

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* ImmediateSequel: Picks up right after IGotBetter: Scorpion had part of his head sliced off in the first movie left off.movie. He shows up alive and well to capture Kitana, then vanishes from the film.


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* ImmediateSequel: Picks up right after the first movie left off.
10th Sep '16 2:15:47 AM Ramidel
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* DuelsDecideEverything: {{Defied}}. Just because Shao Kahn lost the last Mortal Kombat tournament doesn't mean he's not going to simply invade anyway. [[spoiler: DoubleSubverted at the climax, when the Elder Gods declare the fight between Liu Kang and Shao Kahn to be a tournament anyway.]]
1st Sep '16 6:15:29 PM igordebraga
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* RandomEventsPlot: In a cross with PinballProtagonist, the story is mostly the main characters meeting [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters the enormous roster]] of ''Mortal Kombat 3'', fighting them, and supposedly driving a storyline forward.
19th Jun '16 1:48:04 PM Silverblade2
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->"''It did just that''"
-->-- '''Gametrailers'''

->"''Here's the lowdown on the latest chapter in Mortal Kombat: deadly dull.''"
-->-- '''The New York Times'''
18th May '16 6:10:52 AM AndyLA
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** [[spoiler: Johnny Cage]] is killed off as soon as possible into the film to show [[TheWorfEffect how powerful Shao Khan is.]]

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** [[spoiler: Johnny Cage]] is killed off as soon as possible into the film to show [[TheWorfEffect how powerful Shao Khan Kahn is.]]



* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Poor Jax has [[RuleOfThree this 3 times.]] The first and major is that he had no idea of Sonya's adventures in Outworld and Mortal Kombat. The second, was that the repercussions of said tournament resulted Shao Khan sending his squads to exterminate potential threats including him. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the Third, was that he didn't know about Johnny Cage or his death.]] The latter of which sparked some jealousy.

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* LockedOutOfTheLoop: Poor Jax has [[RuleOfThree this 3 times.]] The first and major is that he had no idea of Sonya's adventures in Outworld and Mortal Kombat. The second, was that the repercussions of said tournament resulted Shao Khan Kahn sending his squads to exterminate potential threats including him. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking And the Third, was that he didn't know about Johnny Cage or his death.]] The latter of which sparked some jealousy.



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26th Dec '15 4:33:25 AM eroock
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'''''Mortal Kombat: Annihilation''''', the second film based on the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' videogame franchise, incorporates characters and plot details from the series' first three games with a heavy emphasis on ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''.

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'''''Mortal ''Mortal Kombat: Annihilation''''', Annihilation'', the second film based on the ''Franchise/MortalKombat'' videogame franchise, incorporates characters and plot details from the series' first three games with a heavy emphasis on ''VideoGame/MortalKombat3''.
23rd Dec '15 6:58:48 PM CountMontoni
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Film critics and ''Mortal Kombat'' fans alike near-universally despise this film, although it has acquired a cult following above the B-movie crowd. Aside from Liu Kang and Kitana, every other character who appeared in the prior film had [[TheOtherDarrin a new actor in the role]], and [[spoiler:Johnny Cage]] [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome died in the]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim first few minutes]] [[TheWorfEffect as a display of Shao Kahn's strength]]. ''Annihilation'' tries to toss in [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters as many characters from the first three games as possible]], and though the film has decent costuming and creature design, few of these characters receive names during the film -- and even fewer have a decent moment or fight scene to indicate a personality (or a reason why viewers should consider them important). The plot also lacks an official Mortal Kombat tournament to justify the frequent action scenes, which makes for a disjointed storyline. ''Annihilation'''s toned-down violence (compared to the original film) and subpar visual effects round out the list of reasons why this film became a FranchiseKiller.

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Film critics and ''Mortal Kombat'' fans alike near-universally despise this film, although it has acquired a cult following above the B-movie crowd.crowd, who see it as a SoBadItsGood action flick with hilariously cheesy dialogue and fight scenes. Aside from Liu Kang and Kitana, every other character who appeared in the prior film had [[TheOtherDarrin a new actor in the role]], and [[spoiler:Johnny Cage]] [[SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome died in the]] [[DroppedABridgeOnHim first few minutes]] [[TheWorfEffect as a display of Shao Kahn's strength]]. ''Annihilation'' tries to toss in [[LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters as many characters from the first three games as possible]], and though the film has decent costuming and creature design, few of these characters receive names during the film -- and even fewer have a decent moment or fight scene to indicate a personality (or a reason why viewers should consider them important). The plot also lacks an official Mortal Kombat tournament to justify the frequent action scenes, which makes for a disjointed storyline. ''Annihilation'''s toned-down violence (compared to the original film) and subpar visual effects round out the list of reasons why this film became a FranchiseKiller.
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