History Film / MortalKombatAnnihilation

23rd Jan '17 11:33:42 AM WillKeaton
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* AdaptationalWimp: Stryker was one of the most powerful combatants in the games, but is almost AdaptedOut of the movie, only briefly being mentioned by Rain, along with a comment about how easy he was to kill. Kabal is also casually killed off-screen alongside him. However in the games Kabal was attacked and left for dead by Kahn's assassination squads, so his character could have easily returned in the [[FranchiseKiller non-existent sequel]]. Worth noting that while Stryker and Kabal were 'defeated' off screen, when Rain is asked if he watched them beg before killing them, he states - for reasons Shao Kahn never let him finish - he thought it would be better to let them live.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Stryker was one of the most powerful combatants in the games, but is almost AdaptedOut of the movie, only briefly being mentioned by Rain, along with a comment about how easy he was to kill. Kabal is also casually killed off-screen alongside him. However in the games Kabal was attacked and left for dead by Kahn's assassination squads, so his character could have easily returned in the [[FranchiseKiller non-existent sequel]]. Worth noting that while Stryker and Kabal were 'defeated' off screen, when Rain is asked if he watched them beg before killing them, he states - for reasons that he didn't, thus leading to Shao Kahn never let him finish - he thought it would be better to let them live. killing Rain.
16th Jan '17 10:34:15 AM contrafanxxx
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* ThisIsTheFinalBattle: Shao Kahn at the end. "Prepare for final battle!"
21st Dec '16 2:43:09 AM JamesAustin
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* ActionGirl: Sonya manages to be this in this movie, though Kitana picks up her discarded incompetence.
* AdaptationalVillainy: Jade. In the games, she is Kitana's best bud and genuinely always serve her best interest. (Incidentally, Jade did act as a servant of Shao Kahn in the games temporarily as well, but only because Jade, first and foremost, served Kitana, who had yet to know the truth about herself and Kahn[[note]]also, in ''UMK3'', she's serving Kahn mainly due to a lack of options, as she doesn't know where Kitana is, and Kahn sending her and Reptile to track down Kitana would prove pretty convenient to Jade[[/note]]) Here, she more or less acts like [[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Tanya]]: [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complete traitor]] and [[AxCrazy psychopath]].

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* ActionGirl: Sonya manages to be this in this movie, though Kitana picks up her discarded incompetence.
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* AdaptationalVillainy: AdaptationalVillainy:
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Jade. In the games, she is Kitana's best bud and genuinely always serve her best interest. (Incidentally, Jade did act as a servant of Shao Kahn in the games temporarily as well, but only because Jade, first and foremost, served Kitana, who had yet to know the truth about herself and Kahn[[note]]also, in ''UMK3'', she's serving Kahn mainly due to a lack of options, as she doesn't know where Kitana is, and Kahn sending her and Reptile to track down Kitana would prove pretty convenient to Jade[[/note]]) Here, she more or less acts like [[VideoGame/MortalKombat4 Tanya]]: [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder complete traitor]] and [[AxCrazy psychopath]].



* AdaptationalWimp: Stryker was one of the most powerful combatants in the games, but is almost AdaptedOut of the movie, only briefly being mentioned by Rain, along with a comment about how easy he was to kill. Kabal is also casually killed off-screen alongside him. However in the games Kabal was attacked and left for dead by Kahn's assassination squads, so his character could have easily returned in the [[FranchiseKiller non-existent sequel]].
** Worth noting that while Stryker and Kabal were 'defeated' off screen, when Rain is asked if he watched them beg before killing them, he states - for reasons Shao Kahn never let him finish - he thought it would be better to let them live.
* AnIcePerson: Sub-Zero.

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* AdaptationalWimp: Stryker was one of the most powerful combatants in the games, but is almost AdaptedOut of the movie, only briefly being mentioned by Rain, along with a comment about how easy he was to kill. Kabal is also casually killed off-screen alongside him. However in the games Kabal was attacked and left for dead by Kahn's assassination squads, so his character could have easily returned in the [[FranchiseKiller non-existent sequel]]. Worth noting that while Stryker and Kabal were 'defeated' off screen, when Rain is asked if he watched them beg before killing them, he states - for reasons Shao Kahn never let him finish - he thought it would be better to let them live.
** Worth noting that while Stryker and Kabal were 'defeated' off screen, when Rain is asked if he watched them beg before killing them, he states - for reasons Shao Kahn never let him finish - he thought it would be better to let them live.
* AnIcePerson: Sub-Zero.Sub-Zero has ice-based powers.



* BadBoss: Shao Kahn, in spades. See YouHaveFailedMe below.
* BigBad: Shao Kahn.
** BaldOfEvil
* BroughtDownToNormal:
** Raiden.
** Jax's cybernetics were damaged in his fight at the end. In all reality, they never seemed to give him that big of an advantage in the first place. Still he manages to hand Motaro's ass to him with his normal arms.

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* BadBoss: Shao Kahn, in spades. See YouHaveFailedMe below.
He kills one of his minions because he captured and killed two fighters without making them beg for their lives before that.
* BaldOfEvil: Shao Kahn is bald and is the BigBad of the film.
* BigBad: Shao Kahn.
** BaldOfEvil
Kahn is the main antagonist this time around.
* BroughtDownToNormal:
** Raiden.
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BroughtDownToNormal: Jax's cybernetics were damaged in his fight at the end. In all reality, they never seemed to give him that big of an advantage in the first place. Still he manages to hand Motaro's ass to him with his normal arms.



* DesignatedGirlFight: Sonya versus Mileena, which plays out just like a CatFight. Rolling in the mud and everything.

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* DesignatedGirlFight: DesignatedGirlFight:
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Sonya versus Mileena, which plays out just like a CatFight. Rolling in the mud and everything.



* DroppedABridgeOnHim: Sheeva [[spoiler:gets a cage gets dropped on her]]. The filmmakers seem to really hate the Shokan. There were plans to have a fight scene between her and Raiden which never panned out.
** Marjean Holden herself lamented that they gave her character such an inglorious send-off.

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* DroppedABridgeOnHim: DroppedABridgeOnHim:
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Sheeva [[spoiler:gets a cage gets dropped on her]]. The filmmakers seem to really hate the Shokan. There were plans to have a fight scene between her and Raiden which never panned out.
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out. Her actress Marjean Holden herself lamented that they gave her character such an inglorious send-off.
21st Dec '16 2:36:00 AM JamesAustin
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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 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.
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.
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