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For nine generations an evil sorcerer has been victorious in hand-to-hand battle against his mortal enemies. If he wins a tenth Mortal Kombat tournament, desolation and evil will reign over the multiverse forever. To save Earth, three warriors must overcome seemingly insurmountable odds, their own inner demons, and super human foes in this action/adventure movie based on one of the most popular video games of all time. Starring Christopher Lambert ("Highlander,""Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan"), Bridgette Wilson ("Shopgirl," "TheWedding Planner"), Linden Ashby ("Prom Night," "Resident Evil: Extinction"), Robin Shou ("Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li,""Death Race") and Talisa Soto ("Don Juan DeMarco," "License to Kill"). Directed by Paul Anderson ("AVP: Alien vs. Predator," "Death Race").
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Critics Consensus: Despite an effective otherwordly atmosphere and appropriately cheesy visuals, Mortal Kombat suffers from its poorly constructed plot, laughable dialogue, and subpar acting.
British director Anderson does a fair job with what he was given: four good-looking leads, some ve...
June 21, 2017
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Cheesy and very violent adaptation of '90s video game.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Mortal Kombat: The Movie is the 1995 adaptation of the popular and extremely violent video game. There isn't much of a story, and the characters speak almost entirely in clichés. There is profanity, including "bulls--t" and "a--hole." Even the martial arts scenes, as bountiful and excessive as they are, are nowhere near as entertaining as other martial arts films. A man is killed in a battle, complete with the sounds of bones breaking. One of the fighters resorts to punching his enemy in the crotch to win. A warrior's head gets frozen by one of the bad guys and is decapitated. Fighters explode and get impaled. All of this happens through the laziest of storylines; this is little more than an attempt to make a movie cashing in on what was at the time -- and to a certain extent still is -- a pop culture phenomenon.
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- Genre:Action, Fantasy
- Release Date:August 18, 1995
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD