Continuity mistake: When Johnny Cage is fighting Scorpion, and he does his human spear, Johnny runs until he stops at the tree. The spear then catches up, and becomes wrapped around the tree in front of Johnny. When the camera changes view, the spear is just leaning on the tree. The camera changes view again and the spear is wrapped around the tree again. When Scorpion pulls the spear back, it goes straight back, and doesn't unwind around the tree.
Other mistake: When Johnny Cage is fighting Scorpion in the forest, after Scorpion unleashes his snake-like spear from his hand but before the camera switches to Johnny, you can see the spear move down and it appears to be coming out of his forearm. Also the hole in Scorpion's hand from the spear is now gone.
Continuity mistake: In the final fight (Liu Kang vs Shang Tsung), after Liu Kang has defeated the five people Shang Tsung made appear, Liu goes to the middle of the floor (and MK logo) and says "Is that all you've got, sorcerer?" Immediately after this line, the camera angle (and shot) changes, and if you pay attention to the MK logo on the floor, notice that Liu Kang turns 90 degrees between the shots without taking a single step. (01:20:35)
Continuity mistake: When Liu Kang fights Sub-zero, Liu Kang stands in a fighting position with his left hand in front of him while Sub-zero generates a lot of ice. Just before the ice hits Liu Kang, the shot changes and Liu Kang stands opposite with his right hand in front of him. (00:53:05)Niki Topgaard
Revealing mistake: When the three heroes are confronted by Subzero and Scorpion on the junk, Scorpion extends his living grappler hook from his hand. As he does so, the hook does not quite move in synch with the hand, indicating its origin as inserted computer image.
Continuity mistake: When Kano is talking to Goro, he is drinking from a large goblet, and it is the only one on the table. Goro knocks the drink onto Kano's lap, and the camera cuts to Goro saying, "How lucky for them, back home." The camera cuts back to Kano and the goblet is sitting back on the table. The camera cuts to Shang Tsung entering the room and back to Kano with the goblet correctly missing.
Audio problem: Right before the film ends, the giant spectral Shao Khan says the line "You weak, pathetic fools! I've come for your souls!" His mouth more-or-less matches "You weak, pathetic fools!", but it doesn't match "I've come for your souls!" in the slightest. (It looks as if he's saying something else entirely, and they dubbed in a new line in ADR).TedStixon
Continuity mistake: During the ending, watch Liu and Kitana closely as Raiden says the line "I've been looking for you! What took you so long?" Kitana has her arm around Liu's, but lets go and stands a few feet away from him. The camera then cuts to a medium-shot of Liu and Raiden talking. (Kitana is not visible in this shot, as she is standing several feet away.) Then, the camera cuts again to a wider shot, and suddenly Kitana is standing literally right next to Liu and has her arm around his once again.TedStixon
Other mistake: As Reptile falls backwards over the table, you can see the brand name of the sneaker he is wearing on his right foot.
Johnny Cage: We got a guy with things comin' out of his hands, we got another guy who freezes stuff, and then there's a man, who as far as I can tell, is made out of electricity. I mean, how did he disappear like that? What is goin' on here? WHO is this GUY?
Sonya Blade: Let's just think this through. There is a rational explanation for all this.
Liu Kang: He's Rayden, god of lightning and protector of the realm of Earth.
Johnny Cage: Oh yeah. THERE'S your rational explanation.
Trivia: The autographed photo of Johnny Cage that lands among Scorpion's remains is a reference to Cage's 'Friendship' move from Mortal Kombat 2 (a comedy finisher where after beating your opponent to a bloody pulp you make peace with them by giving them a present or putting on a little show instead of killing them). Apparently many fans considered kicking the tar out of somebody and then giving them a signed photo of yourself to be incredibly egotistical, hence why it appears in the movie.
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