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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
performer:
Robin Shou, Talisa Soto
director:
John R. Leonetti

We gave it a C+

Where the first film’s ”mortal kombat” tournament amounted to little more than a glorified videogame, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation‘s more fantastical adventures (this time, it’s all-out war) play like a live-action comic book. An even flashier showcase for morphing monsters, projectile bodies, and other computer F/X, this is watchable for anyone over 14.

Only for the new, more charismatic cast members who join holdovers Robin Shou and Talisa Soto ā€” especially James Remar, who has replaced smirky Christopher Lambert as the Christlike Lord Rayden. Throw in some tongue-in-cheek kombat ā€” including a mud-wrestling martial-arts duel between female warriors ā€” and you’ve got a sequel that outdoes the original.

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