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

When a teenager, Chun-Li witnesses the kidnapping of her father by wealthy crime lord M. Bison. When she grows up, she goes into a quest for vengeance and becomes the famous crime-fighter of the Street Fighter universe.

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Chun-Li lives a calm life with her father, when one day, the local mobster Bison kidnaps her father. After her mother's death, she embarks into a quest to rescue her kidnapped father from the clutches of powerful criminal lord Bison. Written by paulrichard

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Some fight for power. Some fight for us.

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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27 February 2009 (USA)  »

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Street Fighter: La leyenda  »

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Budget:

$18,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,721,110 (USA) (27 February 2009)

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$8,742,261 (USA) (8 May 2009)
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Trivia

Most of the back story setting up the alliance between Chun-Li and Nash can be found in the deleted scenes on the DVD. See more »

Goofs

In the funeral scene of Chun-Li's mother, Chun-Li is wearing black. It's customary in Chinese funerals for the family members to wear white since white is symbolic of death. See more »

Quotes

Vega: [Chun-Li has cut Vega's face and has her foot pressed against his head] You think this is over?
Chun-Li: No. I'm just getting started.
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Spun-off from Street Fighter (1987) See more »

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Wantin' U Back
Written by Marty James Garton (as Marty James), Ari Levine and Zamon Christian
Performed by One Block Radius
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Some thrills for fans, but sadly uneven...
27 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Having enjoyed the game as I a kid, I was excited to see Chun Li in a new feature adaptation. The cast showed signs of "mixing it up," with its choices and I was willing for the ride.

While the overall origin story is strong (the piano playing a very nice touch for depth) unfortunately many scenes come off as campy. On a scale, the strongest scenes are easily those between Kristin Kreuk and Robin Shou as Chun Li and Gen, and sadly the weakest being Michael Clark Duncan and Chris Klein's characters of Balrog and Nash.

That was the central problem for me here, there is an exciting action piece at work but is jumbled with various other plot lines and set pieces that really feel out of place. The feeling of the film comes off as uneven as was also the case with Director Andrzej Bartkowiak's previous works in CRADLE 2 THE GRAVE and DOOM. This film unfortunately continues Bartkowiak's pattern.

Nevertheless, Chun Li was carried well by Ms. Kreuk and the effort was well mounted.

RT.


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