by Karen Rought
The original Mortal Kombat movie just turned 20 years old, and we’re here to celebrate the best quotes from the film!
Depending on who you ask, Mortal Kombat (1995) is either one of the worst movies of all time, or one of the best video game adaptations ever created. We (and by we, I mean me, this writer, right here) happen to have a soft spot in our hearts for the film that pits a couple of regular guys and gals against an evil emperor and his equally as evil sorcerer.
To show our love, we’ve put together a list of the top 20 best Mortal Kombat movie quotes:
Admit it, you just said it like they did during the title sequence. There is nothing quite like that intro music to get you pumped for the movie you’re about to see. The theme is a classic at this point, and no matter what you think of the film, you have to admit this is a pretty great song.
‘I only trust one person, Jax, and you’re talking to her.’
Sonya gets one of the best introductions in the movie. Smart, strong, and determined to get the person who killed her partner, Sonya Blade is not a woman you want to cross. Her obsession with capturing Kano is what got her into this mess to begin with, but she gets her revenge nonetheless.
‘Spare him, my Lord Raiden. American life has enfeebled his mind. Too much television.’
Nothing like a little irony. Liu finds himself without faith in the beginning of the movie, filled with revenge and hatred for the man who murdered his brother, but he’ll need to tap into a lot more than just his rage to fight Shang Tsung, and Raiden knows it.
Everyone gets a good introduction in this movie, but it isn’t until we meet Johnny Cage that we become aware of just how funny this film is going to be. Johnny knows how to bust a move even if the rest of the world doesn’t believe him. Better yet, a couple of lines from this scene come back later on for even bigger laughs.
‘We got a guy with things comin’ out of his hands, we got another guy who freezes stuff, and then there’s a man, who as far as I can tell, is made out of electricity. I mean, how did he disappear like that? What is goin’ on here? WHO IS THIS GUY?’
Johnny Cage is nothing if not honest, and he has no idea what’s going on. Getting on the boat and sailing to an island for Mortal Kombat started a series of revelations. Fighting to the death is bad enough, but when your opponent can shish kabob you too? It’s a little much.
I have looked into their souls rather, he knows he must defeat his opponent in order to save his world.
‘I guess you knew it would end this way.’ ‘Didn’t have a clue.’
Raiden may be a god, but he’s not all knowing. Or is he? That Lord Raiden has a funny sense of humor, and we wouldn’t be surprised if he did have an inkling of what was going to happen. Either way, he stayed calm and cool the entire tournament. #flawlesshair
What do you think is the best ‘Mortal Kombat’ movie quote?