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Why Mortal Kombat Annihilation isn't such a bad Video Game movie!


From what I've known, Mortal Kombat 2 - Annihilation was always frowned upon and regarded as a bad movie. I never got a chance to really watch the whole thing until recently. I was quite surprised that I actually liked it, despite some cringe-worthy scenes (yea that's right Liu Kang and Jade hug, Sonya mud fight), it is quite faithful to the game and has a lot of fan service as well. This is why MK:A isn't such a bad movie after all.

Mortal Kombat Annihilation takes place immediately after part one, with Shao Kahn appearing in the sky and destroying a few temples. He then appears and swan dives into a battle with Raiden (who also swan dives). If nothing else the fighting sequences are an improvement from part one, we get walls getting demolished by bodies (always a plus in my book). Flips and stunts galore.

Only two actors return this time, Liu Kang (Robin Shou) and Kitana (Talisa Soto), I've read somewhere that everyone else couldn't make it due to scheduling conflicts, which is a shame but the new cast grows on you quickly.

There are tons of game characters represented here, even if for a brief moment (Rain). You can't go ten minutes without having a fight scene and as said before, if nothing else the fights are better choreographed than in part one. Even winning over the Scorpion vs Johnny Cage of the first movie. Hell, we even get a great Scorpion VS Sub-Zero fight!

The CG is abundant and although some look dated there are some practical effects that still look good today. Props to Jax's metal arms, even though you would think you can't just rip them off.

As Mortal Kombat 11 comes closer I advise you all to get into the MK spirit as I have. Watch the first two movies, play the hell out of 9 and 10. Test your Might!

Thanks, and please comment below!

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About Sapato64one of us since 9:21 AM on 05.20.2016

Hey everyone, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sapato and I’ve been gaming since as long as I can remember.

My first console I started on was the Atari 2600, and it was my brothers. Years later, we received the Nintendo Entertainment System from our mom. I still remember the day and giving her a great big hug. The NES changed everything, no longer were we controlling squares and hearing blips and bloops. ( I was too young to understand it anyways) Instead characters came to life and all kinds of catchy melodies came out from our television.

Our Nintendo came with R.O.B. the robot which was kind of useless, since he was so slow to move, It was supposed to function with the included Gyromite. It was probably the first form of Co-op gaming we had. Thankfully Super Mario Bros and Duck Hunt also came with the system.

So we had an NES, followed by a Master System, Genesis, SNES, 32x, Sega CD, and so on and so on. Shout out to J&J Video Games for making trading-in Video Games possible. It was a store at the local flea market plaza. If it wasn’t for them I would not have played as many games as I did.

Mega Man 2 to this day still stands as my favorite game. The variety of bosses, the music and power ups, and the level design were all top notch. I played it so much that I was able to beat it with just one life. Not really a hard achievement considering the USA’s normal mode was actually Japan’s easy mode, and difficult was Japan’s normal.

So there you have it, I hope to post often on the current games I’m playing and making this a gaming journal even if no one else reads it.

Thank You for your time, and I hope you enjoy the site.