mortal kombat (1995)

“Your brother’s soul is mine! You will be next!”

-Shang Tsung, “Mortal Kombat” (1995 movie)

The connection between Billy Madison, Mortal Kombat and Donkey Kong.

In the film Billy Madison, Adam Sandler’s character has a small “debate” with a third-grade classmate on what video game was the best ever. The kid says Mortal Kombat and Billy says Donkey Kong.

Billy’s love interest in the movie is his 3rd grade teacher Veronica Vaughn, played by actress Bridgett Wilson.

Who went on to play Sonya Blade in the Mortal Kombat movie seven months later (Billy Madison was released February 1995, Mortal Kombat in August of ‘95)

20 years later, the movie “Pixels” is released. A movie about Adam Sandler fighting off a race of aliens that appear in the form of video game characters.

The final battle takes place between Adam Sandler’s character and Donkey Kong. 

Billy Madison has the deepest video game-to-film lore. He hooked up with Sonya Blade from Mortal Kombat and destroyed Donkey Kong in Pixels, which was tragic, because In Billy Madison his favorite game was Donkey Kong and while he thought Mortal Kombat was very good, he clearly doesn’t share the same affinity for it as Donkey Kong. 

Billy Madison, Mortal Kombat and Pixels is the greatest video game-to-film trilogy of all time. 

Of all time.