History Trivia / MortalKombatAnnihilation

7th Sep '17 5:32:40 PM ClintEastwood
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* BTeamSequel: Creator/PaulWSAnderson had nothing to do with this film, as he'd moved on to ''Film/EventHorizon''.
27th Jul '17 7:26:45 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Spawn''. He finally portrayed Jax in ''WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth'' and ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.

to:

** Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White Creator/MichaelJaiWhite was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Spawn''. He finally portrayed Jax in ''WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth'' and ''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.
27th Jul '17 7:26:28 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' instead.

to:

** Christopher Lambert Creator/ChristopherLambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' instead.
17th Jun '17 4:46:02 AM PF
Is there an issue? Send a Message
17th Jun '17 4:45:56 AM PF
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CreatorBacklash: ''MK'' creator Ed Boon was not fond of this movie and denounced it as the worst part of the franchise.

to:

* CreatorBacklash: ''MK'' creator Ed Boon Boon, the co-creator of ''Franchise/MortalKombat'', was not fond of this movie and denounced it as the worst part of the franchise.



** The film also performed a Fatality on the career of producer Lawrence Kasanoff, which was a double flawless with the protracted production of his animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}''; that movie's failure impaled his cinematic career period.
* DuelingMovies: With another dark fantasy film from New Line, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', and another martial arts movie from New Line, ''Film/RushHour''. It lost to both, but ''Spawn'' also earned some hard knocks from critics.

to:

** The film also performed a Fatality on the career of For producer Lawrence Kasanoff, which was a double flawless with the protracted production of his animated film ''WesternAnimation/{{Foodfight}}''; that movie's failure impaled killed his cinematic career period.
career.
* DuelingMovies: With another dark fantasy film from New Line, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', and another martial arts movie from New Line, ''Film/RushHour''. It lost to both, but ''Spawn'' also earned some hard knocks from critics.''Film/{{Spawn}}''.



* FranchiseKiller: There were plans for a third movie follow up, but disappointing box office returns saw them sent on a one-way trip to the [=NetherRealm=]. Years later, there were serious talks of a new movie, that may or may not have been a true sequel, but production difficulties led to it being scrapped.
* TheOtherDarrin: Done with several of the main characters. The only actors from [[Film/MortalKombat the first film]] to return for the second were Robin Shou (Liu Kang) and Talisa Soto (Kitana).
** Aside from the main cast, only one actor from the first film returned for sequel, namely, stunt double Keith Cooke. Here, however, he plays Kuai Liang, a.k.a. the younger of the Sub-Zero brothers; in the first film, he was Reptile's humanoid ninja form.

to:

* FranchiseKiller: There were plans for a third movie follow up, movie, but disappointing box office returns saw them sent on a one-way trip to the [=NetherRealm=].Netherrealm. Years later, there were serious talks of a new movie, that may or may not have been a true sequel, but production difficulties led to it being scrapped.
* TheOtherDarrin: TheOtherDarrin:
**
Done with several of the main characters. The only actors from [[Film/MortalKombat the first film]] to return for the second were Robin Shou (Liu Kang) and Talisa Soto (Kitana).
** Aside from the main cast, only one actor from the first film returned for the sequel, namely, stunt double Keith Cooke. Here, however, he plays Kuai Liang, a.k.a. the younger of the Sub-Zero brothers; in the first film, he was Reptile's humanoid ninja form.



** Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' (which unfortunately didn't fare any better with critics not named Creator/RogerEbert than ''MKA'' did). He finally portrayed Jax in ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth Mortal Kombat: Rebirth]]'' and ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy Mortal Kombat: Legacy]]''.
** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/Beowulf1999'' instead.

to:

** Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' (which unfortunately didn't fare any better with critics not named Creator/RogerEbert than ''MKA'' did). ''Spawn''. He finally portrayed Jax in ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth Mortal Kombat: Rebirth]]'' ''WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth'' and ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy Mortal Kombat: Legacy]]''.
''WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy''.
** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/Beowulf1999'' ''Film/{{Beowulf|1999}}'' instead.



** In an early script for the movie, Smoke aids Mileena in the attempt to assassinate Sonya; while the fight still ends with Sonya killing Mileena, presumably Jax fights Smoke while it's happening. (Why the change? More than likely, the director wanted to put more effort on the DesignatedGirlFight.)

to:

** In an early script for the movie, Smoke aids was supposed to aid Mileena in the attempt to assassinate Sonya; while the fight still ends with Sonya killing Mileena, presumably Jax fights Smoke while it's happening. (Why the change? More than likely, the director wanted to put more effort on the DesignatedGirlFight.)Sonya.
4th Feb '17 5:53:11 AM LadyJaneGrey
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Linden Ashby was asked to reprise his role as Johnny Cage, but backed down because he was unceremoniously killed off five minutes into the movie.

to:

** Linden Ashby was asked to reprise his role as Johnny Cage, but backed down because he was unceremoniously killed off five minutes into the movie.movie.
** In an early script for the movie, Smoke aids Mileena in the attempt to assassinate Sonya; while the fight still ends with Sonya killing Mileena, presumably Jax fights Smoke while it's happening. (Why the change? More than likely, the director wanted to put more effort on the DesignatedGirlFight.)
20th Nov '16 6:26:28 AM OlfinBedwere
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* CreatorKiller: Director John Leonetti's career outside of cinematography was appropriately annihilated by ''Mortal Kombat: Annihilation''; he wouldn't direct again until 2006 and only directed two more movies since.

to:

* CreatorKiller: CreatorKiller:
**
Director John Leonetti's budding directorial career outside of cinematography was appropriately annihilated by ''Mortal Kombat: Annihilation''; almost all of his work for the next 16 years (outside of ''Film/TheButterflyEffect 2'') was back in his usual job as cinematographer, before he wouldn't direct again until 2006 and only directed two made a second, somewhat more movies since.successful transition to director in the mid-2010s.
17th Sep '16 4:40:30 PM Animeking1108
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/Beowulf1999'' instead.

to:

** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/Beowulf1999'' instead.instead.
** Linden Ashby was asked to reprise his role as Johnny Cage, but backed down because he was unceremoniously killed off five minutes into the movie.
5th Sep '16 10:27:29 AM erforce
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' (which unfortunately didn't fare any better with critics not named Creator/RogerEbert than ''MKA'' did). He finally portrayed Jax in ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth Mortal Kombat: Rebirth]]'' and ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy Mortal Kombat: Legacy]]''.

to:

* WhatCouldHaveBeen: WhatCouldHaveBeen:
**
Just like in the first movie, Michael Jai White was slated to portray Jax. Ultimately, he turned down the role, this time to do ''Film/{{Spawn}}'' (which unfortunately didn't fare any better with critics not named Creator/RogerEbert than ''MKA'' did). He finally portrayed Jax in ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatRebirth Mortal Kombat: Rebirth]]'' and ''[[WebVideo/MortalKombatLegacy Mortal Kombat: Legacy]]''.Legacy]]''.
** Christopher Lambert decided against reprising his role as Raiden to appear in ''Film/Beowulf1999'' instead.
10th Jun '16 3:19:19 PM jameygamer
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* DuelingMovies: With another dark fantasy film from New Line, ''Film/{{Spawn}}'', and another martial arts movie from New Line, ''Film/RushHour''. It lost to both, but ''Spawn'' also earned some hard knocks from critics.
This list shows the last 10 events of 26. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Trivia.MortalKombatAnnihilation