Mortal Kombat

Revealing mistake: When Scorpion and Johnny Cage are in the forest, you can see a car drive by in the far left corner. You have to look really close though.

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Revealing mistake: When Sonya grabs Kano with her legs, the tape is obviously sped up.

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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.

Revealing mistake: When we are first introduced to Reptile, Shang Tsung tells him to "follow them" referring to Liu Kang, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade, Shang Tsung looks down to the ground where Reptile lands before Reptile even jumps down.

lartaker1975
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Revealing mistake: When Scorpion explodes, if you pay attention, the explosion doesn't really make "sense." The first "burst" looks fine, but then, midway through the shot, some of the debris in the air suddenly vanishes or fades out a few frames before the second "burst" occurs. Additionally, the way the second "burst" happens gives it away as an added effect, as it doesn't really overlap the background properly. (It looks like an explosion that was filmed on a blue-screen and then just added over top of the footage, as it doesn't interact with the environment properly).

TedStixon
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Suggested correction: Scorpion is an undead being fighting in another realm of existence. He doesn't necessarily have to explode in a way that "makes sense."

LorgSkyegon

The mistake is about continuities that happen during the explosion. Not how Scorpion actually explodes.

lionhead
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The mistake pertains to issues with the somewhat shoddy execution of the effects, which are a result of the film's production. I don't think him being an undead fighter from another realm of existence is really a valid way to explain this away.

TedStixon
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Revealing mistake: Watch closely when Scorpion breathes fire at the end of his fight with Johnny Cage. In the wide profile shot where we see the "stream" of fire shooting out and hitting Johnny's shield, if you look very closely, you can kind of make out some sort-of "structure" within the flame. It looks kind of like a pole. It looks like to accomplish the effect, they lit a "flame bar" or pole on fire so the flames would travel upwards, then comped it into the scene and rotated it using special effects to make the flames look like they were shooting sideways. Unfortunately, the pole/flame bar is still just barely visible in the film. (It's much easier to see on the Blu-Ray version, but can be made out on the DVD).

TedStixon

Audio problem: In the final fight scene between Liu and Shang Tsung, Liu hits Shang in the face repeatedly, but there is one extra hit sound for which there is no motion.

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Cage: While you're at it, why don't you call my agent?
Blade: Do I look like your secretary?

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Trivia: All of Scorpion's lines in this movie were done by Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon. Boon can also be heard softly whispering 'Reptile' when Reptile transforms from creature to ninja.

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Question: Apparently the character Noob Saibot also appears in this film but I can't find him anywhere. Where does he feature?

Answer: Noob Saibot is not in this film. He makes an appearance in Mortal Kombat: Annihilation as the warrior who emerges from General Ermac, the red-clothed Lin Kuei warrior.

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