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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  • Nick

    does anyone else noticed that the last picture was totally photoshoped? Her face on another person’s body.

  • Nick

    does anyone else noticed that the last picture was totally photoshoped? Her face on another person’s body.

  • Toni

    What you guys seem to forget between your hate is that this chun li version is the one before she even meet with Ryu, Ken and many of the others in the games. It’s her ORIGIN! I agree that a full asian woman might have feet better lookwise but if you check chun lis looks exactly you will see that she doesn’t look THAT chinese herself either so it’s a ok match after all. I will give the movie a try to see how it turned out in the hope that it will be good to at least ok.
    I just hope that the director didn’t messed up the scripts though so we can see some good stuff instead of crappy action. :/
    Stop hating before you even watched! -.-

  • Toni

    What you guys seem to forget between your hate is that this chun li version is the one before she even meet with Ryu, Ken and many of the others in the games. It’s her ORIGIN! I agree that a full asian woman might have feet better lookwise but if you check chun lis looks exactly you will see that she doesn’t look THAT chinese herself either so it’s a ok match after all. I will give the movie a try to see how it turned out in the hope that it will be good to at least ok.
    I just hope that the director didn’t messed up the scripts though so we can see some good stuff instead of crappy action. :/
    Stop hating before you even watched! -.-

  • laquanda

    yeah there’s no way it can be as bad as the first street fighter movie. and also yes that last one does look very photoshopped. haha. i can see some repeating textures around her head…anyway, i’m not expecting much from this movie but i’m definitely going to see it. i want to see another street fighter with ryu and ken and other peoples..

  • laquanda

    yeah there’s no way it can be as bad as the first street fighter movie. and also yes that last one does look very photoshopped. haha. i can see some repeating textures around her head…anyway, i’m not expecting much from this movie but i’m definitely going to see it. i want to see another street fighter with ryu and ken and other peoples..

  • robthom

    “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”. ”

    Except all of those movies are indeed horrible.
    Boll is not the monopoly on unwatchable formulaic crap coming out of hollywood.
    Bolls bar is so low that just “not being uwe boll” can’t be used as any kind of praise.
    Thats like saying that charles manson didn’t kill as many people as henry lee lucas so he’d make a better baby sitter.

  • robthom

    “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”. ”

    Except all of those movies are indeed horrible.
    Boll is not the monopoly on unwatchable formulaic crap coming out of hollywood.
    Bolls bar is so low that just “not being uwe boll” can’t be used as any kind of praise.
    Thats like saying that charles manson didn’t kill as many people as henry lee lucas so he’d make a better baby sitter.

  • will

    she does look chinese, and what are u talking about in the game or the movie, movie doesn’t look chinese but the character is. They should have used a full asian and hollywood is kind of racist which I don’t like.
    Overall the movie was not the greatest.

  • will

    she does look chinese, and what are u talking about in the game or the movie, movie doesn’t look chinese but the character is. They should have used a full asian and hollywood is kind of racist which I don’t like.
    Overall the movie was not the greatest.