Event Horizon and Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson’s Mortal Kombat with Christopher Lambert, Robin Shou, Bridgette Wilson, and Linden Ashby will hit Netflix next month.
For those of you out there that might not know, the movie centers on Lord Rayden (Christopher Lambert) who handpicks three martial artists — federal agent Sonya Blade (Bridgette Wilson), Shaolin monk Lui Kang (Robin Shou) and action movie sensation Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) — and mentors them. After intense training, Rayden transports the trio to Outworld, the site of an inter-dimensional fighting tournament. There, the three humans must defeat the demonic warriors of the evil Shang Sung (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) — or allow Sung to take over the Earth.
The film sports a 47% approval rating over on Rotten Tomatoes with a Critics Consensus that reads: Despite an effective otherwordly atmosphere and appropriately cheesy visuals, Mortal Kombat suffers from its poorly constructed plot, laughable dialogue, and subpar acting.
Mortal Kombat was directed by Anderson from a screenplay by Kevin Droney based on the game by Midway Games. Lawrence Kasanoff produced. New Line Cinema unleashed it into theaters back on August 18, 1995.
It stars Christopher Lambert as Rayden, Robin Shou as Liu Kang, Bridgette Wilson as Sonya Blade, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Shang Tsung, Linden Ashby as Johnny Cage, Talisa Soto as Princess Kitana, Trevor Goddard as Kano, François Petit as Sub-Zero, Keith Cooke as Reptile, Gregory McKinney as Jax, and Frank Welker as the voice of Goro.