History Film / MortalKombatAnnihilation

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.
23rd Dec '15 6:58:07 PM CountMontoni
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* SoBadItsGood: Has recently acquired this reputation, which seems to be pretty accurate.
23rd Dec '15 6:57:28 PM CountMontoni
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* SoBadItsGood: Has recently acquired this reputation, which seems to be pretty accurate.
23rd Dec '15 6:56:44 PM CountMontoni
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Film critics and ''Mortal Kombat'' fans alike near-universally despise this film. 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.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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* ExcusePlot: A rare ''film'' example!
6th Nov '15 2:45:10 PM DrVenkman21
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** 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.
8th Sep '15 11:04:38 AM Morgenthaler
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* AbsurdlyYouthfulMother: Sindel, just like in the game.
6th Sep '15 8:28:49 AM JamesAustin
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-->"''It did just that''"
--->--- '''Gametrailers'''

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30th Aug '15 4:47:19 PM jameygamer
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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'''
26th May '15 2:09:48 AM STFilmmaker
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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 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.
--> '''Jax:''' Who the hell is Johnny!?
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