Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

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Corrected entry: When the gods of water and fire arrive. Right before the god of fire speaks, he takes a HUGE deep breath then says "...in Mortal Kombat".

Correction: Yes? And? Is there something wrong with that?

Correction: She's not using swords. These are her metal fans, but they're just folded up. Hence, they don't look like swords, because they're not swords. (They also don't look like foam.) Later in the scene, we even see her unfold them.

Correction: These are not swords. They are closed metal fans. She even opens them later in the scene, proving they are now swords.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Sonya Blade is fighting Millena, Sonya gets knocked down in the mud and is covered in it. The next scene shows her walking with Jax perfectly clean.

Correction: Actually, Sonya tells Jax "I have to go find a river" before the scene changes, and the next scene with Sonya and Jax does not appear immediately after this scene, so obviously this is part of the plot. Who would want Sonya going around covered with mud through the whole movie...

Corrected entry: In the beginning just before Kahn kills Johnny he grabs Sonya by the ankles and drags her across the ground. Then he steps on her stomach, but in the next scene his foot is on her neck.

Correction: Kahn steps on her chest, not stomach, and between shots he would have plenty of time to move his foot to her neck.

Corrected entry: In the first Mortal Kombat, Raiden's hair is long and loose, in the second Mortal Kombat, which continues where the first one left off, his hair is tied up.

Correction: And? Is there a rule that says Elder Gods can't change hairstyles?

Corrected entry: When Sub-Zero is flying in to help Liu and Kitana, the device holding him is very visible.

Correction: The device is really an ice ride that Sub-Zero used to slide to Smoke.

Corrected entry: At the end of the first movie, Shao Kahn is gigantic and yellow. At the beginning of the second movie, he is small and normal colored.

Correction: At the end of the first movie Shao Kahn is seen as an illusion. He is seen in physical form throughout the second movie

Continuity mistake: There's a part when Raiden, Liu Kang, Kitana, Jade Jax and Sonya are confronted by 3 ninjas and Sindel. Raiden decides to take on the ninjas, but you'll notice that he only fights against 2 of them.

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Liu Kang: Rayden, you cannot die.
Rayden: I am proud to die... a mortal.

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Trivia: Despite the poor critical and fan reception of this film, the continued popularity of the original "Mortal Kombat" movie led the producers to try and make a third film for nearly fifteen years, though the project was eventually shelved in favor of a theatrical reboot. A third film entitled "Mortal Kombat: Devastation" actually officially went into production in 2005, but had to be cancelled when Hurricane Katrina destroyed all of the film's sets in New Orleans.

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Question: Is there any story as to why the overall quality of this production was much less than the first Mortal Kombat? For example, the computer-animated creatures and morph effects seemed much worse than the first movies, and certainly worse than any other movie of the year. Also, the costumes and sets were of a lower quality than the first movie. Everything seemed to be a step down from Mortal Kombat 1. You would think that the sequel would have a bigger budget, but it seemed just the opposite with this movie.

Answer: Mortal Kombat 2 was given a budget around the same as the first one probably indicating that New Line (makers of the film) were not convinced the film would not be as much an success as the original was. The buget of 30 million is not too high of a risk for a major film studio. The original was more built on the novelty of the video game and the interest of how it would translate to the screen so a sequel was always going to be tough. While it's hard to find out why the quality was unimpressive, this can just be more from different film crews from the first or just tougher f/x to try and create for the film in the time available. Take The Mummy Returns for example. The Scorpion King near the end looked far too computer generated. This was despite a massive budget and impressive CGI for both films.

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Answer: From what I've gathered about the film, the entire production was rushed by the studio and producers, as they wanted to capitalize on the first film's success. Pre-production was troubled at best. Funds weren't allocated to the right places. The film was often being re-written on the fly on set, so large chunks of the movie were being changed at the last minute. It also had a first-time director at the helm who supposedly had a very bad time making the movie due to how hectic it was. And finally, the studio forced them to release the film before it was completely finished, hence the effects and editing were never finalized. So basically, it was a perfect storm of a rushed production without a finished script, an overwhelmed first-time director, and a studio that wouldn't let the producers properly "complete" the movie. Hence, the entire film was a complete mess and was very low-quality.

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