Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Trivia: In the beginning of the movie, when Rayden 'shoots himself' against Kahn, he makes a strange cry, which is actually from the Mortal Kombat II games.

Trivia: When Rayden fights it is actually Ray Park fighting, the guy who played Darth Maul in Episode 1. He also played Toad in X-Men.

Trivia: One of only two films co-written by producer Lawrence Kasanoff, who also produced the original movie. The other film he co-wrote is the animated film "Foodfight!" Both that film and this film are notorious for their low quality.

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Trivia: The film notoriously recast many of its main characters. Linden Ashby, who co-starred in the original as Johnny Cage, hated the script and refused to return - hence his character getting recast and unceremoniously killed off in the first scene. Bridgette Wilson, whom played Sonya Blade in the first film, similarly turned down the chance to reappear. Christopher Lambert, whom played Rayden in the original wanted to return, but was unable to free up enough time as he was working on another film.

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Trivia: As unbelievable as it sounds given the almost ridiculous amount of characters in the movie, several other characters from the games were in the film in early cuts, but were removed from the finished film for timing and pacing reasons. This notably includes Quan Chi, one of the villains of the series, who was going to appear in the film in several scenes including the climax. His content was removed, but behind-the-scenes photos and videos of an actor in makeup for the role can be found online.

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Trivia: Paul W.S. Anderson, who directed the first film, was offered the chance to direct again, but had to turn it down. He has stated that this is one of his biggest regrets, as he hated this movie, and felt that if he had returned, he could have helped steer it in the right direction.

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Trivia: There have been many jokes made about the amount of backflips in this film since its release. In actuality, if you total up all of the flips (including front, back, sideways, etc.), there are over 50 flips in the film - or almost one for every 90 seconds of screentime.

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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.

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