Street Fighter: Chun Li Won't Be Screened For Critics, Really?

Posted by G-Man (38917 posts) - - Show Bio
Don't be angry...
What?!?  No screening for critics?  Why not?  I'm sure there are those who are on the edge of their seats waiting for the release of this.  I can't believe they're not going to let anyone get an early peak and give an early review.  What could possibly be the reason for this?

Variety reports:
Which means those who want to see it opening night will have to brave those treacherous waters review-free. Of course, in 95% of cases, not screening a movie is the studio's way of admitting critics are sure to hate it -- usually because it's bad, occassionally because it's a genre, like horror, that critics rarely appreciate.

All kidding aside, I'm sure this isn't much of a surprise.  I actually feel a little bad for Kristen Kreuk.  But not too much.  She really started annoying me on "Smallville."  Not sure if that was entirely her fault or the writers but whatever.  She made her choice to leave the show (thankfully) and pursue a "movie" career.  Good luck, babe.

I posted this at Anime Vice the other day, here's some clips for it.  I find it entertaining in that it made me chuckle a few times.


#1 Posted by Rune (298 posts) - - Show Bio

movie will definitely not be good no matter how good she is, its not her fault.

#2 Posted by Acheron (1451 posts) - - Show Bio

Good idea. Maybe now people won't be deterred by the 8% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes :l

#3 Posted by King Saturn (218276 posts) - - Show Bio
Well I guess this is good in a sense... cause you know the Critics will slam this film hard
#4 Posted by G'bandit (13664 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm watching it no matter what, I'm a huge Street fighter fan, AND specially a Chun Li fan :D

#5 Posted by King Saturn (218276 posts) - - Show Bio
G'bandit said:
"I'm watching it no matter what, I'm a huge Street fighter fan, AND specially a Chun Li fan :D
Hey Go For It  !
#6 Posted by inferiorego (22563 posts) - - Show Bio

I can't wait for it to get nominated for an oscar next year.

#7 Posted by TwilightThunder (330 posts) - - Show Bio

as CRAPTACULAR as geoff john's Green Lantern Rebith. Oh Yeah!

#8 Posted by Midnightist (10801 posts) - - Show Bio

Oh lord this only happens when writers know their movies suck oh well looks like Kristen still got a lot more Smallville to go before movies

#9 Posted by Ownerz (1125 posts) - - Show Bio

Did anyone see this movie yet?

#10 Posted by Dark Cloud™ (2786 posts) - - Show Bio

I saw the movie, and own the movie. Not because it was great in any way, but because I have this internet-crush on Kristin Kreuk. She is incredibly gorgeous. @_@ Anyway, the movie was bad. REAL bad. It's a little late to type this, especially since the movie came out, last year? Yeah. Kristin is making a good start on her movie career. Not every actor or actress has a repertoire of awesome movies, in fact, some have horrible movies under their belt, and often evolve from those into spectacular actors or actresses. Just look at Bruce Campbell.
The story made no sense, the portrayals of characters made no sense, the fighting was average, and the graphics were poorly executed. In my honest, unbiased opinion (as well as the majority of watchers), this movie failed on practically everything.

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