Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

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Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
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K.O.! This movie loses! Imperfect!
Genre: Martial Arts
Action
Adventure
Directed By: Andrzej Bartkowiak
Produced By: Patrick Aiello
Ashok Amritraj
Written By: Justin Marks
Starring: Kristin Kreuk
Chris Klein
Neal McDonough
Robin Shou
Moon Bloodgood
Josie Ho
Taboo
Michael Clarke Duncan
Cinematography: Geoff Boyle
Distributed By: 20th Century Fox
Release Date: February 27, 2009
Runtime: 96 Minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $18 million
Box Office: $12.8 million


Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li is a 2009 American martial arts action adventure film based on the video game series Street Fighter. It was directed by Andrzej Bartkowiak (who had previously directed the 2005 live-action film adaptation of Doom), and stars Kristin Kreuk, Chris Klein, Neal McDonough, Robin Shou, Moon Bloodgood, Michael Clarke Duncan and Taboo.

Plot

Chun-Li embarks on a quest to rescue her father from M. Bison.

Why It Sucks

  1. Chun-Li is an American pianist instead of a Chinese schoolgirl who becomes an Interpol agent.
  2. The actors are horribly miscast in their roles, save for Robin Shou as Gen and Michael Clarke Duncan as Balrog.
  3. Takes itself way too seriously. Even the 1994 Street Fighter film and its follow-up animated series, while not perfect, were at least fun in a cheesy sort of way.
  4. Neal McDonough looks absolutely nothing like M. Bison does in the games. In fact, he looks more like Geese Howard from the Fatal Fury series.
    • The same can also be said for Chris Klein as Charlie Nash.
  5. Terrible special effects, especially for the energy blasts.
  6. The fight scenes are awful.

The Only Redeeming Quality

  1. Michael Clarke Duncan hams it up as Balrog.

Trivia

  • Maya is based on Crimson Viper from Street Fighter IV.
  • According to an online interview with MTV, Jean-Claude Van Damme was offered the chance of reprising his role as Guile from the 1994 film, but turned it down due to the difficulties of his own productions.

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Comments


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Deepthroat Ghoul

4 months ago
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The 1994 Street Fighter film was funny bad at least, while this film wasn't funny at all.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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Speaking of which, I plan on adding the 1994 version pretty soon.
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LA2002

3 months ago
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If anything, this film deserves to be purged from existence by M. Bison's Psycho Power.
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SuperStreetKombat

3 months ago
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"My Psycho Power knows no LIMITS!" - M. Bison, Street Fighter IV

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