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Movie of the Month: Mortal Kombat Annihilation

By Zach


Everything Action is teaming up with A Video Game Con (which Chris is helping to run) for August’s Movie of the Month, the insanely terrible Mortal Kombat: Annihilation.

Picking up immediately after the first movie left off (with almost none of the original cast though except Robin Shou as Liu Kang and Talisa Soto as Kitana), Shao Khan (Brian Thompson) arrives on Earth and kills Johnny Cage and the rest of the Earthrealm fighters retreat and must figure out a way to stop Khan from merging Outworld and Earthrealm but that pretty much boils down to getting into nonsensical fights with the movie’s jam packed and horribly realized slew of ninjas, robots and a rubbery version of Baraka and Liu Kang learning how to turn himself into one of the most horrifically bad CG creations in cinema history.  Annihilation pretty much does the opposite of the first movie and just throws in way too many characters and makes things way too complicated and there’s not even the sliver of a plot to hold everything together.  It still does have that face melting theme song though:

We’ll be watching the movie with the AVGC crew at the end of the month and you can add it to your Netflix queue here to get ready: https://www.netflix.com/title/1181606

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