[After creating and then testing the drinking rules, Swan and Penguin recap their adventures with the movie. Offering their thoughts on the quality of the film itself, as well as how the drinking rules held up, and if worth using.]
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!
Swan – 2
This is another one of the films I saw in theaters when it came out and didn’t like back then. I knew I wasn’t going to like it this time and surprise, surprise I was right! The story is convoluted, characters show up and disappear constantly and the villains acting is atrocious.
The only redeeming quality of this film is the action sequences, and even having said that I can not remember a single part of any of them.
Drinking – 4.5
Penguin – 4
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
This movie started out strong finishing our first drink in the first 6 minutes. It kept up a good pace after that for a half hour or so before settling down a bit.
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!