The United States isn’t the only place that makes crime flicks. I became privy to that fact upon discovering the weird and wonderful world of Hong Kong action cinema in the 1990’s. Since then, countless countries have thrown their proverbial hats into the ring. The Congo now takes a cinematic plunge into its own murky underworld of money, women and guns with Viva Riva!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Kitana (Samantha Tjhia) and Mileena (Jolene Tran) have become formidable fighters after years of training. The two then go about vanquishing the remainder of Shao Khan’s (Aleks Paunovic) enemies. This includes imposters of the deposed King Jerrod, who has been living in self-imposed exile since Edenia was conquered. While on their latest mission, Kitana discovers a secret that has been kept from her since she was a baby. As she ponders the implications of what she has learned, Shao Khan prepares to move ahead with his next acquisition.