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Mortal Kombat: Annihilation Reviews

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
March 14, 2003
A guilty pleasure more entertaining than the original
| Original Score: 3/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
September 10, 2014
Never -- at least not since the first Mortal Kombat -- has tedium been so loud, so full of backward flips and flying fists to the kissers of centaurs from another realm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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John Petrakis
Chicago Tribune
September 10, 2014
The first sequel to 1995's highly successful Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat Annihilation adds little to the development of the saga except for a truckload of martial arts sequences and a whole mess of bigger and louder special effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
September 10, 2014
It wastes no time getting to the punching, kicking, stomping and zapping that passes for a cinematic event.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Melanie McFarland
Seattle Times
September 10, 2014
The video game is much more fun, of course.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark Bazer
Boston Phoenix
September 10, 2014
Mortal Kombat Annihilation features evil ninja monsters popping out of nowhere. If at first these villains appear absolutely unbeatable, just wait a minute and you'll see them cower before our determined, team-oriented good guys.
John Wooley
Tulsa World
September 10, 2014
The script, by five writers, is a melange of role-playing games, Biblical references, mythology and martial-arts and other movie cliches; it's predictable when it's not impenetrable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
September 10, 2014
There's only slightly more plot than appeared in the original computer game, and the result is undemanding fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Total Film
September 10, 2014
Dark, brash, wholly repetitive and fast-cut to the banging sounds of a techno soundtrack, Mortal Kombat II: Annihilation should appeal to die-hard video games players. But to very few others.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Fragmented and monotonous, without a semblance of the gymnastic cleverness that at least made the first Mortal Kombat film into watchable trash, Mortal Kombat Annihilation is as debased as movies come.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
R. L. Shaffer
May 16, 2011
I'll give it this - Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is hilarious. Sadly, not intentionally so.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
September 9, 2009
The most stimulating, satisfying aspect of this action fantasy is the theme music.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
September 9, 2009
This tedious hodgepodge of martial-arts mayhem, bogus mysticism and computer-generated special effects doesn't even pretend to have a plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Derek Adams
Time Out
February 27, 2009
It's a toss up which aspect of this drivel is worst.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Film Threat
August 9, 2007
A cheesy, abysmal sequel to an entertaining adaptation...
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Szymanski
September 23, 2005
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
July 21, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Clint Morris
June 11, 2005
Game Over
| Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Astonishing that they could do worse than Part 1. Seriously.
| Original Score: 1/5
Michael Dequina
December 28, 2004
| Original Score: 0/5
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