Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Reviewed by Scott Murdock
Rating: 9.5 Beans
h, yeah. "Mortal Kombat: Annihilation" is a movie that has something to do with an uncertain hierarchy of wishy-washy deities, a bunch of martial arts experts, hordes of Ninjas, and a strange obsession with controlling the Earth.
Beyond that, the film is a muddled mixture of mid-1980s-quality computer-generated effects, kindergarten-level dialogue, pretty good music, and lots and lots of camera-assisted fighting.
It seems that the evil Shao Kahn (Brian Thompson, "Dragonheart") has decided to ignore the rules set forth in 1995's "Mortal Kombat" and proceed to absorb the Earth into his dark domain. It is up to Rayden (James Remar, "Miracle on 34th Street 1994") and his band of merry men and women to set things straight. After splitting up the group to have everyone get more help (and losing so many people along the way that they end up no better off for it), they head off to Shao Kahn's house to kick his butt.
There is really no point in watching this movie, just sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy the music. The only parts of the story that make any sense are the same parts that are easily predictable, so don't needlessly expend the effort trying to understand it.
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