Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)
Critic Consensus: The combination of a shallow plot and miscast performers renders Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li a perfectly forgettable video game adaptation.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality)|
|Genre:||Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy|
|Directed By:||Andrzej Bartkowiak|
|Written By:||Justin Marks|
|In Theaters:||Feb 27, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Jun 30, 2009|
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This painful background tale of the schoolgirl master of the really slow fireball attack almost makes one yearn for the days of Jean-Claude Van Damme.
Proving that there's no statute of limitations on lousy ideas, director Andrzej Bartkowiak's attempted franchise expansion returns to the Capcom motherlode that produced the worst movie in the entire Jean-Claude Van Damme filmography.
Neither the best nor the worst of movies derived from videogames, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li at least gives action fans plenty to ogle besides the titular heroine (Kristin Kreuk).
I'd say this is roughly 20 times better than the first Street Fighter movie. It's still a waste of time, but unlike the game, it's over in 95 minutes.
Audience Reviews for Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li
I gave it two stars because the girls looked good. One star for each otherwise. I just laughed my way thru this one!!
Is it against the law to make a good SF movie? I'm beginning to think so. I couldn't even bring myself to finish this.
Some fight for power. Some fight for us.
Disappointing movie but not too bad either. On the whole, the movie doesn't quite work. It has some good ideas and an interesting story, but it really doesn't handle them properly. For every strong moment the film has, there is a weak one to bring things down again, and of course there's an open ending, though if they actually make a sequel to this I'll be amazed. I likely won't be the first in line to see it, though. I probably won't see the movie again, either... well, not in the theater, anyway. If you like solid electronic dances tunes, the soundtrack may be worth your while. The movie, on the other hand, won't really entertain general audiences, and I imagine fans of the games will be pretty divided on it.
Chun-Li lives a calm life with her father, when one day, the local mobster Bison kidnaps her father. After her mother's death, she embarks into a quest to rescue her kidnapped father from the clutches of powerful criminal lord Bison.
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