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

PG-13  |   |  Action, Crime, Fantasy  |  27 February 2009 (USA)
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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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Rated PG-13 for sequences of violence and martial arts action, and some sensuality | See all certifications »

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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

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

"Chun-Li" literally means "Spring-Beauty" in Chinese. See more »

Goofs

When Bison asks Vega to take care of Chun Li, and Vega looks at the photo of her, his hand is white. The Vega double is Scandinavian and Taboo is Hispanic. 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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Version of Street Fighter (1994) 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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