More Chun Li. More Street Fighter. Maybe Not so Much More Legend.

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People are telling me that from what they’ve seen so far of “Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li”, this thing has all the makings of yet another bad movie based on a videogame. Or as it’s known around the Interwebs, “Dude, check it out, Street Fighter just got Uwe Bolled!” I think it could be good. As in, it couldn’t be as bad as the Jean-Claude Van Damme version, could it? Plus, former cinematographer turned director Andrzej Bartkowiak is not an entirely awful director, and he’s delivered some nice action pics in the past, including “Romeo Must Die”, “Doom”, “Exit Wounds”, and “Cradle 2 the Grave”. Okay, so, maybe not the best examples of quality action movies, but you know, he’s not Uwe Boll, so there’s that, at least.

Based on the popular video game franchise, this reboot will focus on female fighter Chun Li (played by Kristin Kreuk), as she embarks on a quest for justice by taking on various characters from the game, including Vega, M. Bison (Neal McDonough), and Balrog (Michael Clarke Duncan).

Starring Kristin Kreuk from Smallville as Chun Li and Neal McDonough as M. Bison, the baddie. Moon Bloodgood plays a cop, and Michael Clarke Duncan is a bazooka-packing Balrog.

New images from the movie below sent in by reader Riff-M.

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  • xericho

    cool pics, i see her as chun li, i love the way they made this more modern and believable, could be better if they kept bisons color sceme though, i dont mind him wearing a suit, its better actually, but i would have prefered it colored red. removing the shoulder pads,boots,cap etc. was a good thing, it would have looked ridiculous in real life.

  • xericho

    cool pics, i see her as chun li, i love the way they made this more modern and believable, could be better if they kept bisons color sceme though, i dont mind him wearing a suit, its better actually, but i would have prefered it colored red. removing the shoulder pads,boots,cap etc. was a good thing, it would have looked ridiculous in real life.

  • NatoCrisis

    Worst movie ever.

  • NatoCrisis

    Worst movie ever.

  • Sam

    They can’t even bring an actual asian to play this part(I know she’s half asian half not), but she doesn’t even look asian. And Chun Li is asian. I hate Hollywood hype, plus the videogame is not even worth making into a movie. Is Hollywood really that desperate?

    • Izdatso

      What are you talking about! If you had a super nintendo Then you had to have Street fighter. Though I do agree with you that any past show or video game that held a place in any kids heart is now being made into a movie.. though there have been some good ones I hope thay continue to use directors who care about what they make.

  • Sam

    They can’t even bring an actual asian to play this part(I know she’s half asian half not), but she doesn’t even look asian. And Chun Li is asian. I hate Hollywood hype, plus the videogame is not even worth making into a movie. Is Hollywood really that desperate?

    • Izdatso

      What are you talking about! If you had a super nintendo Then you had to have Street fighter. Though I do agree with you that any past show or video game that held a place in any kids heart is now being made into a movie.. though there have been some good ones I hope thay continue to use directors who care about what they make.

  • Tiffany

    How’d that little white girl get a name like Chun-Li?

    • Imajicka1

      Give her a little credit– she’s half-Asian.

      • bobafett

        The question is, would you have guessed it if you didnt know.
        The answer is no.
        This girl is not chun li. This movie makes as much sense as Superman being black.

      • Wulff

        half isn’t good enough.

        Would you like to do it with a female centaur? She’d at least me HALF human…

  • Tiffany

    How’d that little white girl get a name like Chun-Li?

    • Imajicka1

      Give her a little credit– she’s half-Asian.

      • bobafett

        The question is, would you have guessed it if you didnt know.
        The answer is no.
        This girl is not chun li. This movie makes as much sense as Superman being black.

      • Wulff

        half isn’t good enough.

        Would you like to do it with a female centaur? She’d at least me HALF human…

  • Luke

    Oh to the haters – go hate elsewhere.

    Until it’s out – save ya judgement.

  • Luke

    Oh to the haters – go hate elsewhere.

    Until it’s out – save ya judgement.