Mortal Kombat was a 1995 film based on the Mortal Kombat video game franchise. During its run in theatres, it was the most successful video game-based movie to date, grossing $122,195,920, as well being the most accurate game-to-film transition.
Quick plot overviewEdit
The film pits heroes Liu Kang, Johnny Cage, and Sonya Blade on a trip to a mysterious island, protected by Lord Rayden. The forces of Outworld have won the last 9 Mortal Kombat tournaments, and if they win the tenth, they will be allowed to enter Earthrealm and take it over.
Shang Tsung, the Outworld Emporer's dark sorcerer, pits the heroes against several deadly kombatants, including Scorpion, Sub-Zero, Kano, and the Mortal Kombat champion, Prince Goro. Along the way, the heroes are helped by Princess Kitana, the rightful heir to the throne of Outworld.
Sonya snaps Kano's neck. Liu Kang impales Sub-Zero. Johnny Cage slices Scorpion's head in half. Goro kills one of Johnny Cage's friends. Goro breaks Johnny Cage's 500 dollar sunglasses, asshole. Johnny Cage punches Goro in the balls and knocks him off a cliff. Shang Tsung challenges Sonya Blade, but she tells him to go to hell. Tsung challenges Johnny Cage, but Liu Kang says no. Liu Kang challenges Shang Tsung, and Shang accepts. And then falls into spikes.
As the heroes are about to begin celebrating, Shao Khan appears and claims their souls. Rayden responds, "I don't THINK so!"
- Robin Shou as Liu Kang
- Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage (replacing the recently-deceased Brandon Lee)
- Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade
- Christopher Lambert as Rayden
- Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung
- Chris Casamassa as Scorpion
- François Petit as Sub-Zero
- Keith Cooke as Reptile
- Mark Goddard as Kano
- Talisa Soto as Kitana
- Kevin Michael Richardson as the voice of Goro (assisted by Frank Welker)
- Dr. Claw as the voice of Shao Khan
- Steven Ho as Chang Kang, Liu's brother
- Kenneth Edwards as Cage's friend Art Lean
- Hakim Alston as Liu Kang's unnamed first-round opponent