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  EPIC BATTLES, CONQUERORS AND KINGS
Immortals
Tarsem Singh, 2011
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Ready for a fight? We won't hit you. We promise, unless you need a slap upside the old noggin to jog your memory. You might for this first question. How did Liu Kang (Robin Shou) find out about his younger brother's (Steven Ho) death?
Several hundred years after Theseus (Henry Cavill) vanquished King Hyperion's (Mickey Rourke) army, another battle begins. This time in Germania, as a Roman legion, led by General Maximus Decimus Meridius (Russell Crowe) stands against a barbarian horde. Theseus cannot be seen or heard as he watches from the heavens above, but his presence is felt when a deafening clasp of thunder rips across the sky - anguish and rage the moment he's reminded of the words that haunted him until his own dying day. Take it from there.
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Mortal Kombat
(1) He received a Western Union telegram from his grandfather. (2) Liu Kang mistook Lord Rayden for a simple beggar when the two first met.  Johnny Cage found out about the tournament from Shang Tsung while he was under the guise of Master Boyd (Peter Jason).
(3) The souls of vanquished warriors. (4) Sonya wouldn't admit that she needed help sometimes.
(5) It wasn't an insult when Shang said it. It was a compliment.


(6) An autographed picture of Cage that read, "To my greatest fan" (7) Everyone wants a shot at the champ, don't they? Cage was given that opportunity when he was pitted against Prince Goro. (8) Goro fell to his death after Cage took their battle outside the ring and up to the ledge of a cliff. (9) The challenge had to be accepted by the fighter's opponent. Lui Kang stepped in when Sonya declined. (10) "Flawless."

Immortals
Theseus would have been reminded of the words, "Witness Hell" when Maximus told his legion to "Unleash Hell" at his signal.
 
Unless you're a zombie or some carnivorous monstrosity that feeds on Hypothalamus glands. If you know anything about evolutionary biology, you know why Dr. Green's (Penelope Ann Miller) initial idea to kill the creature in The Relic would have worked. Of course, we're assuming you don't.
Put your knowledge of all-things that creep, slither and crawl to the test with the only movie monster survival guide/quiz book of its kind.

What will you do when they come for you?
Live and learn. Learn and live!
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Lights, Camera, Trivia
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2. Anyone who got our invite to the last Mortal Kombat tournament also got a name badge.  "Hello, my name is __________ and I'm here to kick your ass!" There were at least two cases of mistaken identity in this film. If you can remember either one, that's good enough for us.

3. Know what would have happened if Scorpion (Chris Casamassa) and Sub-Zero (Francois Petit), the deadliest of enemies, weren't slaves under Shang Tsung's (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) power? Damn right they would have tried to kill each other prior to tournament, rules or no rules. Where did Shang Tsung's power come from?

4. Don't be afraid, ask her. What she feared. If Sonya's (Bridgette Wilson) honest, she'll tell you she was afraid to put her trust in others. The other thing? She ain't saying. All we'll say is the same thing could cost you
this question.

5. What did you just call us? A couple of disreputable looking cretins? Them's fightin' words! Why didn't we get one when the same was said about Kano (Trevor Goddard)?

6. No one that we know of would take anything from a lair that was litered with piles of human bones if they thought that something else was there, so let's assume that Scorpion's head still was, along with a trail that led someone straight to it, made from pieces of this. Johnny Cage (Linden Ashby) would recognize it. It fell out of his pocket.

7. Cage did what!? He agreed to let Shang Tsung challenge whoever won the tournament and decide where it would be fought? Why? What did he get out of that deal?

8. Cage may have had to rethink his strategy if the
rules stated that both fighters had to remain inside the ring at all times. That kids, is how you defeat a hulking, four-armed behemoth.

9. There's something we're forgetting... oh, that's right, the rule that enabled Liu Kang to fight Shang Tsung in the tournament's final battle. Thanks for the reminder L.R. (Christopher Lambert).

10. We're almost done here. Give us a minute to total your score. It looks like you aced it, but it wasn't a "___________ victory." You would have had to match our answers word for word to hear us say that. What word are we referring to?
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All questions and quizzes written by Philip Cerreta unless otherwise noted
Paul Anderson, 1995