Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Posted on July 15, 2009 by Deaditor 1 Comment

streetfighterlgStreet Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009)

Studio: Twentieth Century Fox

Release Date: June 30, 2009

Directed By: Andrzej Bartkowiak

Cast: Kristen Kreuk, Chris Klein

Review By: Johnny Horror


Many years have passed since a criminal mastermind named Bison has abducted Xiang, the father to a girl named Chun-Li. Now, Bison rules the streets of Bangkok with an iron fist under the empire of Shadaloo; with his cohorts Balrog Vega , and vixen Cantana . They strike terror and panic into the hearts of its inhabitants like the fear of whacking off and having one of your family members walk in the room on you.

Chun-Li is now mature and grown up and has traveled to Bangkok in search of a master named Gen. Under the command of master Gen, Chun-Li learns how to channel her CHI and become a better fighter. Now, the young female warrior must try her best to take Bison down, with Interpol agents Nash and Maya hot on her trail.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li is an action/revenge type of film, with martial arts mayhem in it like the film Mortal Kombat did in 1996. The origin story of the characters from Capcom’s popular Street Fighter video game is detailed in The Legend of Chun-Li. Chun-Li is young concert pianist turned global crime fighter who cracks and busts heads to find the mobsters who have kidnapped her loving father.  Now, I enjoy a good share of martial arts action every now and then if done right and I didn’t see much problems with the way the fight scenes were directed but the movie could have used more in the way of character building so that we would have someone to root for in the action/fight scenes. The action was solid, fast pace fights that will jerk your funny bone if you like martial arts. Kristin Kreuk gives a good performance in the title role and I’m always happy to see Neal McDonough in movie roles, He truly shines with what movie is give to him, whether it’s bad or good, His charisma in my opinion in movie roles can spit clean and polish your shoes.

The movie’s sole purpose was to re animate the video game for its fans.  I still say that if you like the franchise and martial arts action then I would recommend this film, if not then save your dollars and give it to charity or stick it in between a nice pair of tits.  In the end I think my patience was tested and I feel like horror is my playground for writing.  I think if you were to stick a thermometer up my ass right now it would raise the mercury and break it’s glass.

I Am What I Say I Am “Rated R” [JohnnyHorror]


Brutal As Hell Rating:

2 ½ out of 5


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  • JiaXin says:

    Question: Why is ChunLi not even REMOTELY Asian? I understand using actors of a different nationality, as long as they look the part (I did grimace when Rain, a (very famous) Korean celebrity played a ninja…which is supposed to be Japanese, but at least they’re both Asian), but…

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