The original Mortal Kombat movie wasn't half bad. Director Paul Anderson convincingly carried the tone from the video game over into an effective PG-13 rated product, and despite a few cheesy moments ("GORO! YEAHHHH!"), it turned out to be one of the better video game movies to date. But then New Line Cinema had to piss all over it by releasing Mortal Kombat Annihilation, a jumbled sequel with too many characters, a lame story, and the kind of special effects you'd see from a student production facility. But luckily, it looks like the next Mortal Kombat film will be up to form...if it's ever released, anyway.