As soon as we hear about Mortal Kombat, the 1992 fighting arcade video game refreshes our mind. Based on the same video game with the same name, the movie series with the same name was first introduced in 1995.
Mortal Kombat is a fantasy martial arts action film written by Kevin Droney, directed by Paul W.S. Anderson and produced by Lauren Kasanoff.
IMDb cast and Mortal Kombat movies:
The first instalment of the series, released on 18th August, 1995 is rated 5.8 on IMDb from about 99k votes. The star cast of the movie includes Robin Shou as Liu Kang, Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade, Christopher Lambert as Raiden, Cary Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung, and Trevor Goddard as Kano.
The second movie of the series, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, released on 21st November,1997 is rated 3.7 on IMDb with about 45k votes. Some of the main characters were replaced in this part like Raiden with James Remar and Bridgette Wilson was replaced with Sandra Hess for Sonya Blade’s character.
Is Jackie Chan a part of Mortal Kombat movies?
Interestingly Jackie Chan was casted as Liu Kang for the movie. He even shot for the first day of the shoot. But due to his unaccepted and violent behaviour with Tagawa and Goddard during an argument while he was drunk led him to problems and was dropped immediately and Robin Shou was contacted for the role of Liu.