Thursday, March 05, 1998

Mortal Kombat Annihilation

100641 / 16 / US / 1997 / Leonetti, John R. / action
Mortal Kombat Annihilation / Mortal Kombat 2 - Hävitys. © New Line Productions. P: Lawrence Kasanoff. D: John R. Leonetti. SC: Brent V. Friedman, Bryce Zabel [based on the video game]. DP: Matthew F. Leonetti. ED: Peck Prior. M: George S. Clinton. PD: Charles Wood. CAST: Robin Shou (Liu Kang), Talisa Sato (Kitana), James Remar (Krayden), Sandra Hess (Sonya Blade). 94’. 1,85. MPAA 35012. Rated PG-13. BBFC: 15 (cut). Germany FSK: 16. Finnish subtitles: Timo Porri. DIST: Warner Bros. Finland. Viewed in Helsinki, VET, Thursday 5 March 1998. ** It took six days to create the Earth. Now the heroes have six days to save the Earth from getting lost to the evil realm of the beyond. It is a mystical and breathtakingly violent quest full of extravagant feats and magical transformations. There is a subtext beyond the cosmology: it’s about the sons and daughters fighting their demon fathers (”the Elder Gods”!), mothers and siblings. Technically awesome but too fast, slick and violent for its own good.

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