151 Proof Hangover: Mortal Kombat Annihilation Review
Movie – 2
Penguin – 2
The chalkboard during the development of Mortal Kombat Annihilation must have simply read “Make it more like the video game!” It took a pretty solid foundation built upon in the original Mortal Kombat film and dismissed it all for excessive fan-service, and it hurts the film a great deal. Ignoring the poor special effects (it is over 15 years old), the film feels unfocused as it tries to introduce a ton of characters from the game and give them something to do. At the start of the film, there is no less than 10 characters introduced and by the end of it, the count had to be nearing 25 (trust me, our liver knows) and most of them didn’t even have speaking roles or serve much of a purpose.
And the acting took a nosedive which is extremely impressive since the first one wasn’t exactly setting the world on fire. The villains are the worst offenders of this, I can’t even defend it by saying they were hamming it up!
Drinking was pretty decent throughout this film. A good 5 or so beers by the end of it, give or take a few drinks. For our final rule, we decided to use whenever the characters posed, but found the death rule may work just as well.
The theme song and “Mortal Kombat” are used as much in this film but they do come in handy. What’s going to give you a ton of troubles is whenever the movie wants to relate to the game so you’ll get a ton of characters on-screen and they all need to pull out their special move at some point so drink up!
Swan – 5
Every one of our rules did the job quite well in my opinion, with the one exception surprisingly being our Mortal Kombat rule.
The primary reason I am giving this movie a 5 as opposed to a 4 is that Im pretty sure the reason I can’t remember much of it is because of the alcohol.
I think we’re pretty much on the same page here. There isn’t much redemption to be found in this movie, but if you want an excuse to get wasted. Here you are!