Caligula reviews "Street Fighter : Legend of Chun-Li"
Let me start off by, warning you. This Film blows, it blows on such a massive level it makes the first "Street Fighter" movie almost bearable.
Well I'm going to start off with the characters, you think in a Street Fighter movie there wouldn't be such a lack of characters I mean they had an entire roster to chose from and all we get are Chun-Li, M. Bison, Vega, Gen, Balrog, and Charlie if you even count Charlie, i sure as hell don't. I mean where is Guile, or Ryu, or Ken, for christ's sake i would have settled for Dhalsim. But nope... those six characters are as far as it goes, And not a single one of them looks like who they portraym, WHEN THE HELL IN THE GAME DID BISON WHERE A GODDAMN TUXEDO? and with a title like "Street Fighter : Legend of Chun-Li" wouldn't you expect Chun-Li to be wearing her skimpy outfit? I would, and do. Oh and Balrog never once wheres boxing gloves, as a matter of fact he hardly Punches, he does more Neck Snapping and Airplane spins than actually punching. Speaking of the characters the actors all sucked, don't get me wrong i loved Robin Shou, i think he did a great job, despite the fact he looks nothing like Gen, yeah Gen looks as though he is mabye 45 in this movie, whatever happened to his white hair. Oh and the actor that plays Bison looks like Doogie Howser MD.
Now I could go on and on about the characters, but i won't. I'll move on to the fights, i hate to keep doing this but with a name like "Street Fighter" wouldn't you expect tons of Badass fights? I did. But instead we get some lame ass fights, that i could count on one hand. and the fights blew the only cool one wasn't even between "Street Fighter" characters. it was when Chun-Li, fought some random thugs in an alley in Bangkok. oh here is a List of the fights we get to see.
1. Chun Li's father vs Balrog (Fight is about 60 seconds)
2. Chun Li vs Thugs (fight is about 60 seconds)
3. Chun Li vs Vega (this fight lasts about 60 seconds)
4. Gen vs Balrog
5. Gen/Chun Li vs Bison
the majority of this film is Charlie and his Partner whinning and being completely F****' useless. and if it's not them wasting time it's crappy training montages with Chun Li and Gen, or boring inchorent rambling from Bison.
OHHHH and Bison apprently gave all his goodness to his daughter through some evil ancient chinese ritual.... yeah, no joke. that's there reasoning as to why Bison is a bad guy. and well atleast there can't be a sequel or atleast i hope not, cause Chun-Li kills Bison. Yep, she kills him, breaks his goddamn neck.
well the bright-side to this piece of garbage is that mabye the first "Street Fighter" can take a break from all the riffing it gets.
Seriously if you love "Street Fighter" stay as far away from this film as possible. and i literally broke the DVD after i bought. yep, i was dumb enough to buy it, got home and watched it, watching the pieces fall into my trashcan was more entertaining than this movie.