Truly Dreadful Film
Exactly the movie you think it is, but not the movie you want it to be.
One of the worst ways to make a cult movie is to set out to make a cult movie.
I heard a lot of bad reviews but I honestly think that this movie doesn't deserve it. Chun-Li was always my favourite character and to see a film just of her was so entertaining. I watched it when it first came out and I'm watching it again. It's better now. And Vega and Chun-Li always had bad blood. It's fun to watch them fight.
Week 2: Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li. Tomatometer score is 6%Here is the second week of this particular challenge and we have a doozy this week. The original live action Street Fighter with Jean Claude Van Damme was a fun albeit silly movie that at least tried to make the characters seem like the video game. It was a poorly done action film with terrible fighting scenes but it was fun. This on the other hand makes that movie look like an Oscar contender for best picture. This is nothing like the video game in any way whatsoever. Sure it has a person who calls themselves M. Bison but he's not that guy. He doesn't resemble that guy. Raul Julia even though he was battling cancer at the time still nailed that character in many different aspects. The actors are stiff and wooden in the worst way possible. The dialogue is cringe inducing. A robot clearly wrote this movie. They plugged this plot into an action script o matic 5000 and out popped this monstrosity. While the previous week's movie was bland and flat, this movie was actively trying to ruin any positive memories of Street Fighter. Stick with the animated movie. That's the only good one. Let's forget this nonsense ever happened. I give this movie an F.
Honestly this movie goes down the same path as DragonBall Evolution while being a street fighter movie, it follows its own stupid story, M.Bison wasn't a leader of a drug ring or whatever they said he was and to be honest, i don't like the actor portraying Bison, also what the heck was wrong with Vega? everything was wrong with Vega.... and not to mention... NO RYU? yeah there is no Ryu, no Ken, heck there isn't even a Dan... Im not even going to mention the fact that Chun Li looks white, also where is Akuma, Blanka, or even any of the other Street Fighter characters? in conclusion, stop...just stop it and don't make another bad movie based off a video game... Im looking at you Hit-man:Agent 47
Chun-Li (Kristin Kreuk) witnesses her father being kidnapped by crime lord Bison (Neal McDonough). Years later, she would go into the slums of Bangkok to search for him, and learn to fight from Gen (Robin Shou). Meanwhile Bison and his henchman Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan) have used kidnapping and intimidation to steal the slums of Bangkok. Police detectives Sunee (Moon Bloodgood) and Charlie Nash (Chris Klein) are trying to bring down Bison.There is good fighting action and some real Bangkok location shoots. It is putting a third or fourth important character from the video game as the lead. Granted she is one of the first female video game characters. But there is always a sense that this is a secondary movie. Kristin Kreuk is a TV actress and she looks like it in this movie. Neal McDonough brings his normal acting prowess. The story is fairly straight forward. But the production value is poor considering the big budget. It feels like a well funded B-movie.