Mortal Kombat 1: The Movie

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Mortal Kombat 1: The Movie ★★ 1995 (PG-13)

Inevitable film version of mega popular arcade game intended to cash in fast on the game's popularity. Shameless nirvana for youngin's with permanent joystick scars on their hands. Grownups forced to sit through it may get into some of the eye-popping special effects and nifty martial arts sequences if they can block out the contrived plot, lame acting, and Lambert's presence as Thunder God. 101m/C VHS, DVD . Christopher Lambert, Talisa Soto, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras; D: Paul W.S. Anderson; W: Kevin Droney; C: John R. Leonetti; M: George S. Clinton.